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Gerard Butler is a Actor and Producer British born on 13 november 1969 at Paisley (United-kingdom)

Gerard Butler

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Birth name Gerard James Butler
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 november 1969 (50 years) at Paisley (United-kingdom)

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 Mrs. Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). In 2000, he starred as Dracula in the horror film Dracula 2000 with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller. The following year, he played Attila the Hun in the miniseries Attila (2001).

In the 2000s, Butler co-starred in the films Reign of Fire with Christian Bale (2002), and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie (2003), before playing André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's science fiction adventure Timeline (2003). He then was cast as the role of Erik, The Phantom in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera alongside Emmy Rossum. That role earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2007, Butler gained recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder's fantasy war film 300. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. That same year, he starred in the romantic drama film P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank. He was then cast in the 2008 films Nim's Island with Jodie Foster and RocknRolla with Idris Elba. In 2009, he starred in several films including the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl and the thriller Law Abiding Citizen with Jamie Foxx.

In the 2010s, he voiced the role of Stoick the Vast in the animated action-fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon, a role he later reprised in Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010), Gift of the Night Fury (2011) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film Coriolanus, the modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. He also played Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher. In 2012, he co-starred in the biographical drama surf film Chasing Mavericks with Jonny Weston, and the romantic comedy film Playing for Keeps with Jessica Biel. A year later, he starred as Mike Banning in the action thriller film Olympus Has Fallen opposite Morgan Freeman. He had a small part in the 2014 film 300: Rise of an Empire where he reprised his role as King Leonidas in flashback.

Butler's television work includes playing Marty Claymore in The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (1998), Gus in Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999) and Johnnie Donne in The Jury (2002).

Biography

As of October 2011, Butler splits his time living between Los Angeles and Glasgow. Butler has reportedly expressed interest in buying a Scottish castle. Butler has stated in interviews he does not drink alcohol. In February 2012 it was announced that Butler had completed a course of treatment for substance abuse of pain killers at a rehab centre. This was after Butler was concerned he was too reliant on prescribed pain relief medication which escalated when he was involved in a surfing incident while filming Chasing Mavericks.

In 2011 Butler played in a charity match for Glasgow Celtic F.C., a football club he has supported since childhood. A year later he would represent Celtic in a Hollywood film, starring as a "has been" player in Playing for Keeps.

In August 2013, Butler bought an equity stake in the Jamaica Tallawahs Cricket team, which forms part of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Butler has been a supporter of charity Mary's Meals since 2010.

Best films

Usually with

Dean DeBlois
Dean DeBlois
(4 films)
Sean O'Bryan
Sean O'Bryan
(3 films)
Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(3 films)
John Powell
John Powell
(6 films)
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gerard Butler (53 films)

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Actor

All-Star Weekend
Directed by Jamie Foxx
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr, Benicio del Toro

Deux conducteurs de dépanneuse, Malik et Danny, sont des fans absolus de basketball, en particulier des joueurs LeBron James et Stephen Curry.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, 1h44
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Stoick the Vast (voice)
Rating75% 3.7532753.7532753.7532753.7532753.753275
Un an après la mort de Stoïck la Brute et la défaite de Drago. Harold Horrib'Haddock III est devenu chef de Beurk, conseillé par sa mère et ses amis avec qui il lance des raids pour libérer les dragons des chasseurs et les mener à son village où ils vivent libres. Mais alors que la petite île devient surpeuplée, Harold pense à quitter le village pour le Monde caché, une terre légendaire d'où viennent les dragons et que Stoïck a recherchée, pour pouvoir mieux les protéger des multiples attaques de chasseurs. Au même moment, les seigneurs de guerre, qui étaient les généraux de Drago, engagent Grimmel le Grave, un tueur de dragons connu pour haïr les Furies nocturnes et pour les avoir éradiqués depuis son enfance, afin de capturer Krokmou, considéré comme l'Alpha, le roi parmi les dragons, et lui laissent une Furie Éclair femelle pour l'appâter, les Furie étant monogames.
Angel Has Fallen, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Politique
Actors Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston, Tim Blake Nelson
Roles Mike Banning
Rating63% 3.1951053.1951053.1951053.1951053.195105
Au début du film, l'agent du Secret Service Mike Banning combat violemment des soldats d'élite, dans un centre d'entraînement opéré par la société paramilitaire Salient Global, qui appartient à son ex-collègue des forces spéciales et ami Wade Jennings. Par ailleurs, Banning cache à son entourage qu'il souffre de migraines, d'insomnie et de maux de dos et consulte plusieurs médecins pour les traiter. Plus tard, il accompagne le Président des États-Unis, Alan Trumbull, à une partie de pêche sur une rivière. Sur le bateau de pêche, lorsque ses douleurs l'empêchent de poursuivre son travail, il demande à être remplacé par un collègue. Près de la rive, Banning aperçoit un essaim se diriger vers le site et comprend qu'il s'agit de drones. Les hommes sur place sont tués, sauf Banning et Trumbull.
The Vanishing, 1h47
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Søren Malling, Gary Lewis
Roles James
Rating57% 2.8952252.8952252.8952252.8952252.895225
En 1900, trois marins, James, Donald et Thomas, débarquent sur une île inhabitée au nord de l’Écosse afin de garder le phare. Jusqu'au moment où ils découvrent une barque échouée sur la rive. Ils y découvrent un homme inconscient et un mystérieux coffre scellé. Après que l'un d'entre eux assassine l'inconnu qui s'apprêtait à le tuer, ils s'aperçoivent qu'il transportait de l'or. Alors que James et Donald souhaitent s'en emparer, Thomas pense qu'ils doivent attendre un moment avant de se partager la marchandise. Mais la tension entre les trois hommes monte d'un cran lorsqu'ils réalisent que ce coffre attire toutes les convoitises. Deux étrangers, Boor et Locke, arrivent à leur tour sur l'île et questionnent les marins sur l'or retrouvé.
Den of Thieves, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews
Roles Nick Flanagan
Rating69% 3.496153.496153.496153.496153.49615
Un groupe de braqueurs décide de s'attaquer à la réserve fédérale des États-Unis, une banque dite inviolable et impossible à cambrioler. Mais leur plan est perturbé par une unité d'élite chargée de les arrêter et menée par Nick O'Brien, un policier qui les traque depuis longtemps et connu pour ses méthodes expéditives et violentes. Une véritable lutte sans merci commence entre les voleurs et leurs traqueurs.
Hunter Killer, 2h1
Origin USA
Genres War, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Zane Holtz, Caroline Goodall, Michael Nyqvist
Roles Captain Joe Glass
Rating65% 3.2979053.2979053.2979053.2979053.297905
Alors que Joe Glass, commandant du sous-marin américain USS Arkansas, est en mission de sauvetage dans la péninsule de Kola pour retrouver l'USS Tampa Bay porté disparu, le Président russe Nikolai Zakarine est fait prisonnier à la base navale de Poliarny suite à un coup d'État mené par l'Amiral Dmitri Durov, son propre Ministre de la Défense. Le Commandant Glass et son équipage vont devoir faire équipe avec une unité de Navy SEALs et se rendre en Russie afin de sauver le président russe et empêcher la Troisième Guerre mondiale....
A Family Man, 1h48
Directed by Mark Williams
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gerard Butler, Gretchen Mol, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher
Roles Dane Jensen
Rating65% 3.2527553.2527553.2527553.2527553.252755
Dane Jensen est un chasseur de têtes arriviste et ambitieux. Il néglige sa famille pour tenter d'obtenir le poste de manager d'une grande firme de recrutement. Son rêve se fragilise lorsque que son fils de 10 ans est atteint d'un cancer et cela va changer bien des choses...
Geostorm
Geostorm (2017)
, 1h49
Directed by Dean Devlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Katheryn Winnick, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina
Roles Jake Lawson
Rating53% 2.657292.657292.657292.657292.65729
As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.
Gods of Egypt, 2h7
Directed by Alex Proyas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on mythology, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton
Roles Set
Rating54% 2.700082.700082.700082.700082.70008
The film portrays a conflict between the gods Set (Gerard Butler) and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as they battle for control of the Nile River Valley.
London Has Fallen, 1h39
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo
Roles Mike Banning
Rating59% 2.9510752.9510752.9510752.9510752.951075
The story picks up in London, where the British Prime Minister has died under mysterious circumstances and his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. What starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service lead agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), and a British MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
300: Rise of an Empire, 1h42
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films
Actors Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Caitlin Carmichael, Callan Mulvey
Roles King Leonidas (flashback)
Rating61% 3.0984553.0984553.0984553.0984553.098455
Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius I of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens 10 years earlier. Darius' son, Xerxes, witnesses his father's death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only "the gods can defeat the Greeks". Darius' naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius' last words were in fact a challenge and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert. Xerxes finally reaches a cave and bathes in an otherworldly liquid, emerging as the 8-feet tall "God-King". He returns to Persia and declares war on Greece to avenge his father.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, 1h42
Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age, Children's films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Roles Stoick the Vast (voice)
Rating77% 3.8988853.8988853.8988853.8988853.898885
Five years after the Viking village of Berk made peace with the dragons, they now live among the villagers as helpful companions. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands. Now 20 years old, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday")
Rating43% 2.1509552.1509552.1509552.1509552.150955
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
Olympus Has Fallen, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films, White House in fiction
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser
Roles Mike Banning
Rating64% 3.2481853.2481853.2481853.2481853.248185
Former Special Forces soldier Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the lead U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to head the U.S. Presidential detail. Banning maintains a personal, friendly relationship with President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret (Ashley Judd) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen). During a snowy Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser, the car transporting the First Family crashes; Banning saves Asher, but Margaret dies.
Justin and the Knights of Valour, 1h30
Origin Espagne
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams
Rating59% 2.9946652.9946652.9946652.9946652.994665
Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in the kingdom of Gabylonia, where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather, Sir Roland. But his father Reginald (Alfred Molina), a widower and the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an argument with his father, Justin seeks comfort from his grandmother (Julie Walters), a friend of the Queen, who encourages him to follow his dreams. Justin notices that his grandfather's sword is missing. He decides to go and find his grandfather's sword as his quest. His grandmother gives him a key which originally belonged to his grandfather and tells him to go to an abbey where three wise monks would train him. Before Justin leaves on his quest, he visits his crush Lara (Tamsin Egerton) who is a spoilt brat and the daughter of the kingdom's greatest economic. He wants to say farewell to her, though she is not really listening.