'" PHOTOS: Hottest celebrity hookups of 2012 Butler is now, however, happily off the market.

At the after party of the NYC premiere Monday of his new film, , the actor told Us Weekly why he loves girlfriend Madalina Ghenea, a model/actress he's been dating for 10 months. Not many people when they get to know me put up with me and she does," he confessed.

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We had a little bit of fun." Once Butler figured out who she was, he called Glanville up.

"I said one, ' I'm not very happy you did that because there are certain things you keep a little private.' And two, ' I'm sorry I said I didn't know who you were!

Butler was informed about Glanville's comments when a paparazzo confronted him as he was walking down a street and reportedly said, "Brandi Glanville says you're great in bed." "And you know what I said: ' Who's Brandi Glanville? "Because one, I didn't know her last name and two, I didn't know she was a celebrity and I didn't know she was going to f–king tell people about it!

" PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest hunks How did he not learn her name? You're at a beach party, you're having fun and this girl comes along," he says in his defense. ' She says, ' Doesn't matter.' We hung out.

As for the star of the show, he is beside himself with the hysteria of it, booming with laughter until the tears stream down his cheeks. Despite having starred in some of the highest-profile films of the past five years (300, Rockn Rolla, PS I Love You), he remains a bigger name in America than in his homeland. First, there is the chameleon-like quality of his work, making it hard to link the man behind the mask in The Phantom of the Opera with the thumpingly muscular King Leonidas in 300.

Second, there is his refreshing refusal to play the game, or indeed, to take himself too seriously.

'Excuse me, Mr Butler, I have a Mr Brad Pitt on the phone for you.’ Butler goes to take the call and returns a few minutes later muttering awkwardly about 'working on a project together’.

This is obviously what happens in Hollywood; even before Pitt’s call, our dinner at the exclusive L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills has been interrupted twice – once by an English producer working on a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez attached that they would 'love’ him to do, and subsequently by Julia Roberts’s manager, who feels compelled to pass on the very important message that 'Julia says hi’.

They looked very happy.” Prior to news of their split, Butler and Brown were last photographed out and about together in mid-November, according to E! The outlet added that they were seen vacationing over last summer in Italy and London before calling it quits.

"She is wild." PHOTOS: Hollywood's biggest flirts But Glanville, 40, made it sound like it was a little longer than that when she went public that they slept together during a Jan. Glanville said they "had a little week of fun" and gave him an "11" out of ten when rating him as a lover.

'What we are missing in cinema at the moment is real men,’ 300’s director, Zack Snyder, says.