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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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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2019 How to Train Your Dragon 3 (pre-production)
Stoick the Vast (voice)
 2018 Angel Has Fallen (pre-production)
Mike Banning
 2018 Keepers (post-production)
James
 2018 Den of Thieves
Nick Flanagan
 2017 Hunter Killer
Capt. Joe Glass
 2017 Geostorm
Jake Lawson
 2016 A Family Man
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 Mini-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 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series)
Tim Bolton
- Playing God (2001) ... Tim Bolton
 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 One More Kiss
Sam
 1999 Fast Food
Jacko
 1998 Little White Lies (TV Movie)
Peter
 1998 Tale of the Mummy
Burke
 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
- Sign on the Line (1998) ... Marty Claymore
- The A&R Men Cometh (1998) ... Marty Claymore
- Creating the Buzz (1998) ... Marty Claymore
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire
 1997 Mrs Brown
Archie Brown
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Renton in "Trainspotting" based on the novel by Irvine Welsh - UK & Ireland tour (1996). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 11 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)
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Personal Quote:

[on getting in to shape again and again for his movie roles] I was ridiculous in 300 (2006). The regimen was incredibly difficult because I went through a lot of training for it. And for The Ugly Truth (2009), I didn't have to worry about it much. So I had the luxury of saying that [I would never sport six-pack abs again]. But then another movie comes along, and it's happened a few times. For ... See more »

Trivia:

Was confirmed for a role in Mindhunters (2004), but chose to drop out of it because of his prior commitment to Timeline (2003). The filming schedules of the two films overlapped. Jonny Lee Miller with whom Butler co-starred in Dracula 2000 (2000) stepped in to take his Mindhunter role. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly and authoritative voice See more »

Nickname:

Gerry

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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