Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

actor, producer, camera and electrical department

Gerard Butler was born on Nov 13, 1969 in UK. Gerard Butler's big-screen debut came with Mrs. Brown directed by John Madden in 1997, strarring Archie Brown. Gerard Butler is known for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World directed by Dean DeBlois, Jay Baruchel stars as Hiccup and America Ferrera as Astrid. Gerard Butler has got 4 awards and 17 nominations so far. The most recent award Gerard Butler achieved is Golden Camera, Germany. The upcoming new movie Gerard Butler plays is Kandahar which will be released on May 26, 2023.

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by their mother, who later remarried. He had no contact with his father between the ages of two and 16 years old, after which time they became close. His father passed away when Gerard was in his early 20s. Butler went on to attend Glasgow University, where he studied to be a lawyer/solicitor. He was president of the school's law society thanks to his outgoing personality and great social skills.His acting career began when he was approached in a London coffee shop by actor Steven Berkoff, who later appeared alongside Butler in Attila, le Hun (2001), who gave him a role in a stage production of "Coriolanus" (later, Butler played Tullus Aufidius in a big screen Ennemis jurés (2011). After that, Butler decided to give up law for acting. He was cast as Ewan McGregor's character "Renton" in the stage adaptation of Trainspotting. His film debut was as Billy Connolly's younger brother in La dame de Windsor (1997). While filming the movie in Scotland, he was enjoying a picnic with his mother near the River Tay when they heard the shouts of a young boy, who had been swimming with a friend, who was in some trouble. Butler jumped in and saved the young boy from drowning. He received a Certificate of Bravery from the Royal Humane Society. He felt he only did what anyone in the situation would have done.His film career continued with small roles, first in the "James Bond" movie, Demain ne meurt jamais (1997), and then Russell Mulcahy's Talos (1998). In 2000, Butler was cast in two breakthrough roles, the first being "Attila the Hun" in the USA Network mini-series, Attila, le Hun (2001). The film's producers wanted a known actor to play the part but kept coming back to Butler's screen tests and decided he was their man. He had to lose the thick Scottish accent, but managed well. Around the time "Attila" was being filmed, casting was in progress for Wes Craven's new take on the "Dracula" legacy. Also wanting a known name, Butler wasn't much of a consideration, but his unending tenacity drove him to hounding the producers. Eventually, he sent them a clip of his portrayal of "Attila". Evidently, they saw something because Dracula 2001 (2000) was cast in the form of Butler. Attila's producers, thinking that his big-screen role might help with their own film's ratings, finished shooting a little early so he could get to work on Dracula 2001 (2000). Following these two roles, Butler developed quite a fan base, and began appearing on websites and fancasts everywhere.Since then, he has appeared in Le règne du feu (2002) as "Creedy" and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Le berceau de la vie (2003) as "Terry Sheridan", alongside Angelina Jolie. The role that garnered him the most attention from both moviegoers and movie makers, alike, was that of "Andre Marek" in the big-screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel, Prisonniers du temps (2003). Butler played an archaeologist who was sent back in time with a team of students to rescue a colleague. Last year, he appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Le fantôme de l'opéra (2004), playing the title character in the successful adaptation of the stage musical. It was a role that brought him much international attention. Other projects include Dear Frankie (2004), Le match de leur vie (2005) and Beowulf : La Légende Viking (2005).In 2007, he starred as Spartan "King Leonidas" in the Warner Bros. production 300 (2006), based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, and Le chantage (2007), co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello, which aired on network TV under the title, "Shattered". He also starred in P.S. I Love You (2007), with Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank.In 2007, he appeared in L'île de Nim (2008) and RocknRolla (2008), and completed the new Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor film, Ultimate Game (2009). His next films included L'abominable vérité (2009), co-starring Katherine Heigl, which began filming in April 2008, Le chasseur de primes (2010), Dragons (2010), Chasing Mavericks (2012) and La Chute de la Maison Blanche (2013). In recent years, he has appeared in films such as Gods of Egypt (2016), Geostorm (2017), Criminal Squad (2018), Keepers (2018) and Hunter Killer (2018). Butler is related to writer-director Mark Flood.

  • Birthday

    Nov 13, 1969
  • Place of Birth

    Paisley, Scotland, UK
  • Also known

    Gerard James Butler, Τζεράρντ Τζέιμς Μπάτλερ, เจอราร์ด บัตเลอร์, ジェラルド・バトラー, 제라드 버틀러, Τζεράρντ Μπάτλερ, 傑拉德·巴特勒, Джерард Батлер, جيرارد بتلر

Known For


4 wins & 17 nominations

Golden Camera, Germany
Best International Actor
Winner - Golden Camera
Yoga Awards
Worst Foreign Actor
Winner - Yoga Award
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