Gerard Butler (I)


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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 ... See full bio »

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300 King Leonidas
(2006)
(2004)
Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Shelton
(2009)
The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd
(2010)

Filmography

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  Den of Thieves 2: Pantera (pre-production)
'Big Nick' O'Brien
  Remote Control (pre-production)
Michael Rafter
  All-Star Weekend (post-production)
Russian Gymnast Fan
  Kandahar (post-production)
Tom Harris
 2022 ARK: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Gaius Marcellus Nerva
- Episode #1.14 (2022) ... Gaius Marcellus Nerva (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Gaius Marcellus Nerva (voice)
 2022 Last Seen Alive
Will Spann
 2021 Copshop
Bob Viddick
 2020 Greenland
John Garrity
 2019 How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (TV Short)
Stoick (voice)
 2019 Angel Has Fallen
Mike Banning
 2018/II The Vanishing
James
 2018 Hunter Killer
Captain Joe Glass
 2018 Den of Thieves
'Big Nick' O'Brien
 2017 Geostorm
Jake Lawson
 2016 A Definitely Maybe
Dane Jensen
 2016 London Has Fallen
Mike Banning
 2016 Gods of Egypt
Set
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
Stoick (voice)
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen
Mike Banning
 2013 Movie 43
Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday")
 2012 Playing for Keeps
George
 2012 Chasing Mavericks
Frosty Hesson
 2011 Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (Video short)
Stoick the Vast (voice)
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher
Sam Childers
 2011 Coriolanus
Tullus Aufidius
 2010 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (TV Short)
Stoick (voice)
 2010 How to Train Your Dragon
Stoick (voice)
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter
Milo Boyd
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen
Clyde Shelton
 2009 Gamer
Kable
 2009 The Ugly Truth
Mike Chadway
 2009 Tales of the Black Freighter (Video short)
The Sea Captain (voice)
 2008 RocknRolla
One Two
 2008 Nim's Island
Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
 2007 P.S. I Love You
Gerry
 2007 Shattered
Neil Randall
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Peter (segment: Please!, 1999) (as Gerry Butler)
 2006 300
King Leonidas
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
Beowulf
 2005 Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (Short)
Prefect Cassius Chaerea
 2005 The Game of Their Lives
Frank Borghi
 2004 The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom
 2004 Dear Frankie
The Stranger
 2003 Timeline
Andre Marek
 2002 Reign of Fire
Creedy
 2002 The Jury (TV Series)
Johnnie Donne
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Johnnie Donne
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Johnnie Donne
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Johnnie Donne
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Johnnie Donne
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Johnnie Donne
 2002 Shooters
Jackie Junior
 2001 Jewel of the Sahara (Video short)
Captain Charles Belamy
 2001 Please! (Short)
Peter (as Gerry Butler)
 2001 Attila (TV Mini Series)
Attila the Hun
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Attila the Hun
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Attila the Hun
 1999-2000 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (TV Series)
Gus
- To the Airport (2000) ... Gus
- In the Board Room (2000) ... Gus
- Over the Dry Cleaners (2000) ... Gus
- In the Cells (2000) ... Gus
- In Covent Garden (2000) ... Gus
 2000 Dracula 2000
Dracula
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Chris Kumac, Photojournalist
 1999 The Cherry Orchard
Yasha (as Gerald Butler)
 1999 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series)
Tim Bolton
- Playing God (1999) ... Tim Bolton
 1999 One More Kiss
Sam
 1998 The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (TV Series)
Marty Claymore
- Making Tracks (1998) ... Marty Claymore
- Shifting the Units (1998) ... Marty Claymore
- Signing on the Line (1998) ... Marty Claymore (as Gerry Butler)
- The A&R Men Cometh (1998) ... Marty Claymore (as Gerry Butler)
- Creating the Buzz (1998) ... Marty Claymore (as Gerry Butler)
 1998/II Fast Food
Jacko
 1998 Little White Lies (TV Movie)
Peter
 1998 Tale of the Mummy
Burke
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire
 1997 Mrs. Brown
Archie Brown
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Doctor Cukrowicz in "Suddenly Last Summer" by Tennessee Williams - Comedy Theatre, London (1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Gerald Butler | Gerry Butler

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Butler, Margaret | Butler, Edward

Relatives:

Butler, Brian (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on his irritation when people claimed his body in 300 (2006) was CGI enhanced]: I was a bit annoyed when people suggested I was wearing a body suit, when I thought of all the work involved. I was aiming for the stars. I wanted to look superhuman, like nobody had ever looked before. Then I'd look down at me and think this doesn't look real. See more »

Trivia:

Gerard Butler won the lead role in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla on the basis of his shredded eight-packs abs that he famously showed off in the global hit 300. Asked why Ritchie cast Butler in the lead role, product Susan Downey said, "Guy saw Gerry in 300, and just fell in love with his abs and decided to cast him in our movie." Ritchie reiterated that saying, "He had a rather impressive set of abs ... See more »

Trademark:

Often protrays men facing difficult situations See more »

Nickname:

Gerry

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