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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 (49 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

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
(Actor)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
(Actor)
300 (2007)
(Actor)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
(Actor)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
(Actor)
Dragons 3 (2019)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Gerard Butler (50 films)

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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.
Dragons 3
Dragons 3 (2019)

Directed by Dean DeBlois
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill
Roles Stoick la Brute

Alors que le jeune Harold réalise son rêve, créant une utopie où tous les dragons peuvent vivre en harmonie, son fidèle Krokmou se retrouve distrait par une partenaire sauvage et insaisissable. Quand le danger approche, le dragon et son dresseur sont confrontés à de terribles dilemmes pour sauver leurs deux espèces.
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, Brian Van Holt
Roles Nick Flanagan
Rating69% 3.4955653.4955653.4955653.4955653.495565
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 Flanagan, 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.
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% 3.2536853.2536853.2536853.2536853.253685
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% 2.6570252.6570252.6570252.6570252.657025
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% 2.700092.700092.700092.700092.70009
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% 2.9500252.9500252.9500252.9500252.950025
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% 3.098593.098593.098593.098593.09859
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 (voice)
Rating77% 3.8989853.8989853.8989853.8989853.898985
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% 2.1508952.1508952.1508952.1508952.150895
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% 3.2474653.2474653.2474653.2474653.247465
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% 2.9944552.9944552.9944552.9944552.994455
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.
Chasing Mavericks, 1h56
Directed by Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films, Buddy films
Actors Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Leven Rambin, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Taylor Handley
Roles Frosty Hesson
Rating71% 3.599143.599143.599143.599143.59914
In 1987 an 8 year-old boy in Santa Cruz, California, Jay Moriarity, is saved from drowning by his next door neighbor, surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler). This ignites his passion for the sport.
Playing for Keeps, 1h45
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer
Roles George
Rating56% 2.849482.849482.849482.849482.84948
George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is a former professional Scottish soccer player who played for Celtic, Liverpool, D.C. United and the Scotland national team, and is largely seen as a "has been". His attempts to raise money by selling his former game memorabilia and become a sports announcer are largely met with ambivalence. George's relationship with his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) is equally unsuccessful due to his only seeing Lewis sporadically. When he discovers that his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel) is getting married to her boyfriend Matt (James Tupper), George grows despondent.
Machine Gun Preacher, 2h9
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Biography, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about drugs, Films about religion
Actors Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Madeline Carroll, Souleymane Sy Savane
Roles Sam Childers
Rating67% 3.39883.39883.39883.39883.3988
Although the film centers on Childers, it starts off with a scene in South Sudan, where the LRA are attacking a village. This opening scene is placed into context later in the film. Childers was an alcoholic drug-using biker from Pennsylvania. On his release from prison, he finds that his wife has given up her job as a stripper, because she has since become a Christian. Eventually, after he almost kills a vagrant the night before, his wife persuades him to go to church with her, where he is eventually converted.