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Gerard Butler

Actor Date of birth 13th November 1969
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Year of debut 1997
First feature film Mrs. Brown
Biography

Gerard Butler was born in Glasgow. Growing up, he lived in Montreal in Canada and Paisley in Scotland. He got a law degree from Glasgow University. After being approached by actor Steven Berkoff, he left behind his legal ambitions to become an actor. He was cast as Ewan McGregor's character, Renton, in the stage version of Trainspotting. He made his movie debut as Billy Connolly’s younger brother in Mrs. Brown. He has since landed leading roles in movies ranging from 300 to The Bounty Hunter.

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Gerard Butler's films

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Packshot for the film How To Train Your Dragon 2
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
98 Mins
Released
2014

Animated. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless must stop the evil Drago. With Cate Blanchett. Mild violence, threat.

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Packshot for the film How To Train Your Dragon
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
93 Mins
Released
2010

Animated. A young Viking (Jay Baruchel) makes friends with a dragon. With Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and David Tennant. Contains frequent mild threat.

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Packshot for the film 300
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2006

Directed by Zack Snyder. Bloody and violent adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel. With Gerard Butler. Contains strong bloody violence.

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Packshot for the film The Ugly Truth
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2009

TV producer Katherine Heigl's search for Mr Right leads to raucous TV personality, Gerard Butler. Contains strong language and sex references.

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Packshot for the film Law Abiding Citizen
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2009

Gerard Butler avenges his family's deaths from prison. With Jamie Foxx. Strong bloody violence, torture and sexual violence.

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Packshot for the film The Bounty Hunter
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2010

A bounty hunter (Gerard Butler) is hired to take his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston) to prison. Contains moderate language, violence and sex references.

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Packshot for the film Olympus Has Fallen
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2013

A terrorist attacks the White House and takes the President hostage. With Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Strong language, graphic bloody violence throughout.

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Packshot for the film Nim's Island
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2008

A girl (Abigail Breslin) who lives on a tropical island is forced to fend for herself when her scientist father gets stranded. Mild bad language, threat and fantasy violence.

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Packshot for the film Playing For Keeps
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2012

A washed up football player (Gerard Butler) tries to reconnect with his wife (Jessica Biel). Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references & a gory scene.

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Did you know?

  • When Gerard Butler was having a picnic with his mother, he heard a boy shouting that his friend was in trouble. He ran to the river side and saved a 14 year old boy from drowning in the River Tay in Scotland.
  • After being fired as a trainee civil lawyer from a firm in Edinburgh, he recalled "it was the worst day of my life, yet it was the best thing that ever happened to me".
  • He supposedly cried when he first read the script for the movie version of The Phantom Of The Opera.
  • On his first day of filming Mrs. Brown, he had to run into a freezing cold sea. He developed hypothermia as a result.
  • He supports Celtic football club.