Gerard Butler

Biography

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.

A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001).

He garnered critical acclaim for his breakthrough work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained worldwide recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim's Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010), and How to Train Your Dragon (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gerard Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.

A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001).

He garnered critical acclaim for his breakthrough work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained worldwide recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim's Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010), and How to Train Your Dragon (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gerard Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1969-11-13

Place of Birth Paisley, Scotland, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Geostorm as Jake
2016 The Headhunter's Calling
2016 Gods of Egypt as Set
2016 London Has Fallen as Mike Banning
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 as Stoick the Vast (voice)
2013 Olympus Has Fallen as Mike Banning
2013 Motor City as John Miller
2013 Movie 43 as Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday")
2012 Playing for Keeps as George
2012 Chasing Mavericks as Frosty Hesson
2011 Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury as Stoick the Vast (voice)
2011 Machine Gun Preacher as Sam Childers
2011 Coriolanus as Tullus Aufidius
2010 Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon as Stoick (voice)
2010 The Bounty Hunter as Milo Boyd
2010 How to Train Your Dragon as Stoick
2009 Law Abiding Citizen as Clyde Alexander Shelton
2009 Live from Studio Five(2 episodes)
2009 Gamer as Kable
2009 The Ugly Truth as Mike
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter as The Mariner (voice)
2008 RockNRolla as One-Two
2008 Nim's Island as Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
2007 P.S. I Love You as Gerry
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel as Neil Randall
2007 Wrath of Gods as Himself
2006 300 as King Leonidas
2006 Guilty Hearts as Peter
2005 Beowulf & Grendel as Beowulf
2005 Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula as Prefect Cassius Chaerea
2005 The Game of Their Lives as Frank Borghi
2004 The Phantom of the Opera as The Phantom
2004 Dear Frankie as The Stranger
2003 Timeline as Andre Marek
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life as Terry Sheridan
2002 Reign of Fire as Creedy
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2002 The Jury(6 episodes) as Johnnie Donne
2002 Shooters as Jackie Junior
2001 Please! as Peter (as Gerry Butler)
2001 Attila as Attila the Hun
2000 Dracula 2000 as Dracula
1999 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married(16 episodes) as Gus
1999 One More Kiss as Sam
1998 The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star(8 episodes) as Marty Claymore
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies as Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire
1997 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman(1 episode)
1997 Mrs Brown as Archie Brown
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Gerard Butler
1900 Hunter Killer
1900 Attila(0 episodes) as Attila the Hun

Production

2016 The Headhunter's Calling … Producer
2016 London Has Fallen … Producer
2015 Septembers of Shiraz … Producer
2013 Olympus Has Fallen … Producer
2012 Playing for Keeps … Producer
2012 Chasing Mavericks … Executive Producer
2011 Machine Gun Preacher … Executive Producer
2009 Law Abiding Citizen … Producer

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