Gerard Butler young
November 13, 1969
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
102 kg | 225 pounds
47 in | 119 cm
9 US | 42.5 EU
35 in | 89 cm
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, United Kingdom, on November 13, 1969, is a Scottish actor.
Young Gerard Butler began his professional acting career on stage, in a play "Coriolanus" in London, at the age of 27.
He made his big screen debut in the British drama movie Mrs Brown (1997) in role as Archie Brown, opposite Judi Dench.
He got his television debut in British comedy series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (1998) in role as Marty Claymore.
He landed his first break with a role as Erik, The Phantom in musical drama movie The Phantom of the Opera (2004), for which he was nominated for the Satellite Award.
Gerard's breakthrough performance came as Leonidas, King of Sparta in action film 300 (2007), for which he was nominated for the Empire Award and Saturn Award.
Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin (2022) animated action in voice role as King Kula
Greenland (2020) thriller in role as Jeff, opposite Morena Baccarin and Andrew Bachelor
All-Star Weekend (2020) sports comedy drama opposite Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr. and Benicio del Toro
He voiced Stoick the Vast in animated action fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
Angel Has Fallen (2019) action thriller in role as Mike Banning
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) action adventure with Angelina Jolie
Law Abiding Citizen (2009) crime thriller opposite Jamie Foxx
Reign of Fire (2002) post apocalyptic fantasy with Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale
Dear Frankie (2004) drama opposite Emily Mortimer
P.S. I Love You (2007) drama romance with Hilary Swank
RocknRolla (2008) crime comedy directed by Guy Ritchie
Coriolanus (2011) drama thriller opposite Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and sequel London Has Fallen (2016) action thriller in role as Mike Banning
The Bounty Hunter (2010) action comedy opposite Jennifer Aniston
Playing for Keeps (2012) romantic comedy with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jessica Biel
Timeline (2003) science fiction adventure with Paul Walker
Geostorm (2017) science fiction disaster opposite Abbie Cornish, Andy García and Jim Sturgess
Den of Thieves (2018) drama thriller with 50 Cent
Hunter Killer (2018) action thriller opposite Gary Oldman and Common
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (1998) British comedy series in role as Marty Claymore
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999) television drama series in role as Gus
Attila (2001) television miniseries in role as Attila the Hun
The Jury (2002) British television serial in role as Johnnie Donne
He guest hosted Saturday Night Live in 2009.
Attended St Mirin's & St Margaret's High School in Paisley.
Graduated from Glasgow University with a law degree.
Attended Scottish Youth Theatre.
He is youngest of three children.
Has Scottish and Irish ancestry.
His favorite actor is Christian Bale.
Has no formal acting training.
He sang in a rock band Speed.
He voiced Stoick the Vast in animated action fantasy films: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
Huge fan of Glasgow Celtic Football club.
Close friends with Bradley Cooper.
Supporter of the charity Mary's Meals, since 2010.
Lives in London and Los Angeles.
He dated Lizzie Chiara Conti (2004), Cundy (2014), Morgan Brown (2014-2016), Mãdãlina Ghenea (2012), Beatriz Coelho (2010), Goga Ashkenazi (2010), Shanna Moakler (2008-2009), Jasmine Burgess (2007-2008), Josie D'Arby (2005) and Yuliya Mayarchuk (2005).
In Scotland I'm just like a lot of other guys, but in America I'm seen as a very strong, masculine guy.
On acting: Just make them feel something, because I think so many of us including myself, spend too much time not feeling enough, you know?
Choosing the right mask helps you... We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks.
It was always a dream as I was growing up. I would watch movies, mostly American movies, and be so engrossed in those stories, all I wanted to do was be there. I wanted to be part of that romance or that fantasy or be that warrior or that struggling soul who finally makes it good.
Manscaping and all of that is not my thing. I'm more of the Clint Eastwood kind of guy.
I always find stuff in my characters to relate to.
I did spend a lot of my childhood playing out movie scenarios in my head. I'd walk along the road, pretending like I was in the army, talking on the radio, and doing maneuvers. I dreamt a lot about performing in movies and living in fantasies.