Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1969-11-13 (51 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Paisley, Scotland, UK

69 Movies · 19 TV shows

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

Biography

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor and film producer. After studying law, 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 Count Dracula in the gothic horror film Dracula 2000 with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller.He subsequently played Attila the Hun in the miniseries Attila (2001) and then appeared 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.Butler gained worldwide 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. He voiced the role of Stoick the Vast in the critically and commercially successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise (2010-2019). Also in the 2010s, he portrayed Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action thriller series Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen and the upcoming Night Has Fallen. He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film Coriolanus, a modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name, and Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher.

Personal Life

Since October 2011, Butler has divided his time between Los Angeles and Glasgow. In 2011 Butler was rushed to the Stanford University Medical Center after suffering a surfing incident in Mavericks, California during the filming of the film Of Men and Mavericks. Butler was stable and released from the hospital later that week. Butler has stated in interviews that he does not drink alcohol. In February 2012, it was announced that he had completed a course of treatment for substance abuse of painkillers at a rehabilitation facility. This was after he was concerned he had become too reliant on prescribed pain medication, which escalated when he was involved in a surfing incident while filming Chasing Mavericks.In 2011 Butler played in a charity match for Celtic F.C., a football club he has supported since childhood. A year later he represented Celtic in a Hollywood film, starring as a "has-been" player in Playing for Keeps. In August 2013, he 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 the charity Mary's Meals since 2010. He visited the international development charity's programme in Liberia in 2014. In 2018 Butler attended a fundraiser gala organised by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), which raised $60 million. In November 2018, Butler's home was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire in California.

Early Life

Gerard James Butler was born on 13 November 1969 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the youngest of three children of Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. He is from a Catholic family of Irish descent. Butler's family moved to Montreal, Quebec, when he was six months old. A year later, when his parents' marriage broke down, his mother left Quebec and returned to Scotland with baby Gerard aged 18 months.Butler was head boy at St Mirin's & St Margaret's High School in Paisley and won a place at University of Glasgow School of Law. He also attended Scottish Youth Theatre while a teenager. Butler did not see his father again until he was 16 years old, when Edward Butler called to meet him at a Glasgow restaurant. After this meeting, Butler cried for hours, and recalled later: "That emotion showed me how much pain can sit in this body of yours; pain and sorrow that you don’t know you have until it is unleashed." Butler became close to his father after this reunion.During his time as a student, he was the President of the university law society, a position Butler later said he "kind of blagged my way into". He also sang in a rock band called Speed. When Butler was 22, his father was diagnosed with cancer and died. He said of this period in his life: "I had gone from a 16-year-old who couldn't wait to grasp life to a 22-year-old who didn't care if he died in his sleep."Before his final year of law school, Butler took a year off to live in California. He mostly lived in Venice Beach, working at different jobs, travelling often, and, according to him, drinking heavily, at one point being arrested for alcohol-related disorderly conduct. Butler later described this year as, "I was out of control, and justifying it with this idea that 'I'm young, this is life. This is me just being boisterous." After his time off in America, he returned to Scotland to take his final year at law school.Butler had an ear surgery when he was a child that left him with a mangled ear. He still suffers from tinnitus and has hearing loss in his right ear.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin

Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin

2022
The film follows the adventures of the Golden Dolphin Princess and her mission to save the Earth.

2021.

1 Movie
Copshop

Copshop

2021
A small-town police station becomes the unlikely battleground between a professional hitman, a smart female cop, and a double-crossing con man, who seeks refuge behind bars with no place left to run.

2020.

2 Movies
Love Reaches Everywhere

Love Reaches Everywhere

2020
In order to see how his mother's favorite non-profit organization transforms the lives of children in some of the world's poorest countries, the actor embarked on a life-changing journey.
Greenland

Greenland

7.22
2020
John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. The Garrity's experience is the best and worst in th...

2019.

5 Movies
Them That Follow

Them That Follow

6.25
2019
Lemuel Childs is a pastor who handles venomous snakes. Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever. As Mara prepares for her wedding to a devoted ...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

6.32
2019
As Hiccup fulfilled his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, the discovery of an untamed mate by Toothless drew the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chi...
The Vanishing

The Vanishing

4
2019
Three lighthouse keepers on an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland discover something that isn't theirs to keep.
How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming

How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming

6
2019
It's been ten years since the dragons moved to the Hidden World, but Hiccup still keeps holiday traditions with his best friend. The Vikings of New Berk had a good relationship with dragons. They know...
Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen

5.45
2019
Secret Service agent Mike Banning is accused of trying to assassinate President Trumbull. Banning is in a race against the clock to clear his name.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

2018
Hasan Minhaj brings a perspective to global news, politics and culture on Sundays in his comedy series.
Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves

6.15
2018
The lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Department are chronicled in a crime saga. The most successful bank robbery crew in the state is the outlaws, who plan a seemingly impossible robb...
Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer

5.4
2018
A coup d'état is taking place in Russia, so Captain Glass and his crew join an elite group on the ground to prevent a war.

2017.

2 Movies
Geostorm

Geostorm

5.08
2017
After a series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. The syst...
A Family Man

A Family Man

7.33
2017
A headhunter is in Chicago. When his boss announces his retirement, he pits him against Lynn Vogel, a rival who is equally driven and polar-opposite, in a battle for control of the company.

2016.

2 Movies
London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen

5.68
2016
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the world leaders.
Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

5.74
2016
A common thief is on a quest with a mythical god.

2015.

1 Movie
Septembers of Shiraz

Septembers of Shiraz

2015
In this adaptation of the critically acclaimed debut novel by Iranian American author, a secular Jewish family is caught up in the maelstrom of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

2014.

1 Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

6.35
2014
Five years ago, the first chapter of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy was written. While Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, the now inseparable pair jour...

2013.

3 Movies
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

5.96
2013
When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national s...
Movie 43

Movie 43

6
2013
A washed-up producer pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, in a series of short films.
Discovering Mavericks

Discovering Mavericks

2013
Winner of the Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 Audience Award, Discovering Mavericks is an epic film that reveals the true story of this famous and deadly wave, from the decade it was surfed solely by...

2012.

2 Movies
Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks

2012
A surfer is in the water.
Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

6
2012
A former sports star who has fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life back on track.

2011.

3 Movies
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

1
2011
The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

8.67
2011
Berk, a town with a new alliance with the dragons, is getting ready for its annual winter holiday. The spirit is at risk when all the dragons fly away at the same time. When Hiccup decided to build a ...
Coriolanus

Coriolanus

3.5
2011
Coriolanus, also known as Caius Martius, is an arrogant and fearsome general who protects Rome from its enemies. Coriolanus was pushed by his mother to seek the position of consul and is unpopular wit...

2010.

4 Movies
How to Train Your Dragon - Legends

How to Train Your Dragon - Legends

7.67
2010
Prepare for high-flying adventures with Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of the Dragon Trainers. Meet new dragons, learn the secrets of the legendary Boneknapper, and see what is in store for the holida...
The Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter

7
2010
Milo is a bounty hunter who finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole, but she has no intention of getting caught without a fight. Stewart joined the chase.
Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

7.8
2010
The film follows Hiccup and his friends on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon. The film "How to Train Your Dragon" has an extra.
How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

6.48
2010
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the son of a Viking leader on the verge of manhood, must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. After downing a dragon, he befriends the beast, much to the displeasu...

2009.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Tales of the Black Freighter

Tales of the Black Freighter

2009
A mariner survived an attack from the pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn his family has a terrible cost.
The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

5.81
2009
A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly involved in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love ...
TV
Live from Studio Five

Live from Studio Five

2009
Sky News produced Live from Studio Five, a British magazine programme. Kate Walsh and other co-presenters presented it. It focused on showbusiness news and celebrity gossip after originally covering s...
TV
The Jay Leno Show

The Jay Leno Show

5.78
2009
The Jay Leno Show is an American comedy show created by and starring Jay Leno, that aired at 10 p.m. from September 14, 2009 to February 9, 2010 on NBC, after Leno's initial retirement from hosting Th...
Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

5.64
2009
After a plea bargain leads to one of his family's killers being freed, a frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands. The district attorney is one of the targets.
Gamer

Gamer

5.4
2009
The on-line game "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Kable is the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge is to regain his identity and independence by d...

2008.

2 Movies
Nim's Island

Nim's Island

6
2008
A young girl living on an isolated island with her scientist father and communicating with an author of a novel she's reading.
RockNRolla

RockNRolla

4.14
2008
When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that brings in millions of dollars, members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Mr One-Two is trying to eat.

2007.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Wrath of Gods

Wrath of Gods

2007
The gods were against them when they set out to make a movie about Beowulf.
Butterfly on a Wheel

Butterfly on a Wheel

6.5
2007
A couple of parents are being pushed to their breaking point by a kidnapper.
P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

7.4
2007
A young widow learns that her late husband left her 10 messages to help ease her pain and start a new life.
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
300

300

5.88
2007
Frank Miller's graphic novel "300" is very similar to the 480 B.C. The Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the Persians, is said to have inspired all of Greece to band...

2006.

1 Movie
Guilty Hearts

Guilty Hearts

2006
Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. Diverse individuals are able to over...

2005.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

6.08
2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who is the third regular host of the Late Late Show franchise. Late Show with David Letterman airs on CBS...
The Game of Their Lives

The Game of Their Lives

2005
The story of the 1950 US soccer team who beat England in Brazil is told in this film. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which sh...
Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula

Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula

2005
This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.
Beowulf & Grendel

Beowulf & Grendel

2005
The story is about a warrior and a troll. There will be people rolling around. Out of loyalty to the Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a group of warriors across the sea to destroy a village.

2004.

2 Movies
Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie

4
2004
Since he can remember, nine-year-old Frankie and his single mom have been on the move, most recently arriving in a Scottish seaside town. Wanting to protect her son from the truth that they've run awa...
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

3.5
2004
The Phantom lives in the sewer underneath the Paris Opera House because he has been depressed since birth. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine and demands that she be given lead ...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

6.29
2003
The leader of a Chinese crime syndicate stole the mythical Pandora's Box from the underwater temple where Tomb Raider was trying to find it. The syndicate's evil mastermind may use the box to build a ...
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Timeline

Timeline

2003
A group of students are trapped in the past while trying to get their professor. The group must survive in France for a long time.

2002.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
HypaSpace

HypaSpace

2002
HypaSpace was a weekly entertainment news program about the world of science fiction and fantasy, created by and shown on Space, a Canadian cable television station. It had daily and weekly segments. ...
Shooters

Shooters

2002
Gilly decided to turn his life around after six years in prison. He tries to get his share of the money from the job that landed him inside, but J convinces him to get involved in one last scam.
TV
The Jury

The Jury

2002
The jury is a British show. The Old Bailey courthouse was where the series was filmed.
Reign of Fire

Reign of Fire

5.4
2002
An American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a group of fire-breathing dragons in England after centuries of rest underground. The Brit is leading a group of survivors to hunt dow...

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Please!

Please!

2001
Peter is a novelist who is going out of his mind because his wife and daughter have left him. He's bought a Smith & Wesson and put one bullet in it. He's pulled the trigger once in despairing Russ...
Attila

Attila

2001
The Hun warrior's plan to conquer Rome was derailed by a vengeful beauty.
Jewel of the Sahara

Jewel of the Sahara

2001
Set in a French Foreign Legion Camp circa 1954, the film follows the fantasies of a British captain, desperately missing his home and wife
TV
Attila

Attila

6
2001
Attila was an American TV mini-series that focused on the invasions of the Huns in Europe during the waning days of the Western Roman Empire.

2000.

2 Movies
Harrison's Flowers

Harrison's Flowers

2000
Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less...
Dracula 2000

Dracula 2000

5.04
2000
In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror, we find Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon is training to be a va...

1999.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
One More Kiss

One More Kiss

1999
When she realized her successful high-rise New York lifestyle was devoid of meaning, Sarah Hopson headed to her hometown in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only ...
The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

1999
Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial...
TV
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

1999
A woman is looking for a man.

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

1998
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star is a British comedy series, which aired on Channel 4 in 1998. It was a six-part satirical take on the music industry, written by Skins creator Bryan El...
Tale of the Mummy

Tale of the Mummy

1998
A long time ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb cursed so that no man would ever suffer from his evil ways again. The cursed seal of the tomb was broken by a group ...

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.91
1997
A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. James Bond has to take on this evil mastermind in order to end his reign of terror and prev...
Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

7
1997
When Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria found solace in her trusted servant. John Brown is a man. Scandal and turmoil are brought to the monarchy by their relationship.

1993.

2 TV shows
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
TV
GMTV

GMTV

1993
The Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee broadcasted in the United Kingdom from January 1, 1993 to September 3, 2010. In November of 2009, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITV. The...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Wanna bet, that..?

Wanna bet, that..?

1981
It was a long-running German-language entertainment television show. It is the most popular Saturday show in Europe. The British show You Bet! was based on the format of the American show. There are s...

1966.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

10 Movies · 2 TV shows
Den of Thieves 2

Den of Thieves 2

There is a plot.
The Plane

The Plane

After landing his damaged plane in a war zone, Ray Torrance was caught between the agendas of multiple militias that were planning to take the plane and its passengers hostage.
All-Star Weekend

All-Star Weekend

Two friends are playing a sport.
Greenland: Migration

Greenland: Migration

After surviving the comet's impact, the Garrity family must leave the safety of the Greenland Bunker and embark on a perilous journey across the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home...
Remote Control

Remote Control

The movie follows Michael Rafter, a former war correspondent turned corporate security consultant, whose life is overturned when he receives a mysterious phone call from an unknown source.Intrigued by...
Night Has Fallen

Night Has Fallen

There are four entries in the ". Mike Banning was a former Army Ranger and a Secret Service agent.
Afterburn

Afterburn

The Eastern Hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare, leaving what life was left unaffected. The story revolves around a group of treasure hunters who are facing off against other hunters and...
Kandahar

Kandahar

Tom Harris works for the CIA in the Middle East. His covert identity is exposed by an intelligence leak. Harris and his translator are stuck in the middle of hostile territory and must fight their way...
A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic

Set in four parallel worlds, with four parallel Londons ruled by different magical powers and monarchies. There’s Grey London, where the people have been told that magic is a myth; Red London, where m...
TV
ARK: The Animated Series

ARK: The Animated Series

In a land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes there after t...
salt & sea

salt & sea

There are a number of lighthouse keepers in Ireland.
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