Gerard Butler – The story of Scottish star

Gerard Butler
Full Name: Gerard James Butler
Date of Birth: November 13, 1969
Age 49
Height 6.1 ft or 1.88 m
Occupation Actor, Producer, Singer, Musician
Nationality: Scottish
Last Updated: 2019

Gerard Butler is an Scottish actor, producer, singer, musician and a trained lawyer. He is best known for playing King Leonidas of Sparta in ‘300’. Gerard Butler acted in a number of hit films, such as ‘300’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’,  ‘Machine Gun Preacher’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, ‘Hunter Killer’, and the latest movie ‘Angel Has Fallen’.

Early Life

Gerard James Butler was born in November 13, 1969  in Paisley, Scotland. He belongs to a Catholic family of Irish ethnicity. Gerard Butler’s father, Edward Butler was a bookmaker. His parents divorced when he was a toddler. He was raised along with his two older siblings by their mother, Margaret.

Gerard Butler had attended St Mirin’s & St Margaret’s High School, Scottish Youth Theatre and pursued his law degree from University of Glasgow School of Law and was president of the school’s law society. After graduation, Gerard Butler switched to acting in the mid-1990s.


Gerard Butler has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows since his on screen debut with British drama film ‘Mrs Brown’ in 1997 and British comedy series ‘The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star’ in 1998 . He rose to international fame with his role as King Leonidas in the 2006 American action film ‘300’.

Gerard Butler MoviesGerard Butler Movies

The following is the complete list of films by Gerard Butler:

Year Title Role
1997 Mrs. Brown Archie Brown
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Leading Seaman
1998 Tale of the Mummy Burke
1999 Fast Food Jacko
1999 One More Kiss Sam
1999 The Cherry Orchard Yasha
2000 Dracula 2000 Dracula
2000 Harrison’s Flowers Chris Kumac
2001 Jewel of the Sahara Captain Charles Belamy
2001 Please! Peter
2002 Shooters Jackie Junior
2002 Reign of Fire Creedy
2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life Terry Sheridan
2003 Timeline Andre Marek
2004 The Phantom of the Opera Erik, The Phantom
2004 Dear Frankie The Stranger
2005 The Game of Their Lives Frank Borghi
2005 Beowulf & Grendel Beowulf
2006 Shadow Company James Ashcroft (voice)
2006 Wrath of Gods Himself
2006 300 King Leonidas
2007 Shattered Neil Randall
2007 P.S. I Love You Gerry Kennedy
2008 Nim’s Island Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
2008 RocknRolla One Two
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter The Captain (voice)
2009 The Ugly Truth Mike Chadway
2009 Gamer Kable
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Shelton
2010 The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Stoick the Vast (voice)
2010 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Stoick (voice)
2011 Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius
2011 NAYA: Legend of the Golden Dolphin King Kula (voice)
2011 Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers
2011 Gift of the Night Fury Stoick the Vast (voice)
2012 Chasing Mavericks Frosty Hesson
2012 Playing for Keeps George Dryer
2013 Movie 43 Leprechaun 1 & 2
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Mike Banning
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick (voice)
2014 300: Rise of an Empire King Leonidas
2016 Gods of Egypt Set
2016 London Has Fallen Mike Banning
2016 A Family Man Dane Jensen
2017 Geostorm Jacob “Jake” Lawson
2018 Den of Thieves Nick O’Brien
2018 The Vanishing James Ducat
2018 Hunter Killer Capt. Joe Glass
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Stoick (voice)
2019 Angel Has Fallen Mike Banning

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Gerard Butler TV Series

The following is the complete list of television series by Gerard Butler:

Year Title Role
1998 The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Marty Claymore
1999 Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married Gus Calcutt
2001 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Tim Bolton
2001 Attila Attila the Hun
2002 The Jury Johnnie Donne

Gerard Butler As A Producer

As a producer, Gerard Butler produced the following films:

Year Title Role
2006 Wrath of Gods Co-Producer
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Producer
2011 Machine Gun Preacher Executive Producer
2012 Chasing Mavericks Executive Producer
2012 Playing for Keeps Producer
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Producer
2016 London Has Fallen Producer
2019 Angel Has Fallen Producer

Personal Life

Gerard Butler height is 6.1 ft or 1.88 m. He was born in Paisley, Scotland on the November 13, 1969, as the youngest son of Edward Butler and Margaret. His father was a bookmaker. He has two siblings, that is, one brother, Brian Butler and a sister- Lynn Butler.

The family moved to Montreal, Canada when his age was six months. However, when his parents split up, his mother returned to the Paisley, Scotland with brother and sister.

The 49-year old Gerard Butler has not married and has no children. He has been dating with many girlfriends, like Morgan Brown, Lizzie Cundy, Lindsay Lohan, Madalina Ghenea, Cameron Diaz, Brandi Glanville, and Jennifer.

Gerard Butler Morgan BrownThe Scottish star reportedly proposed his girlfriend Morgan Brown, but she said no. The two have been dating on-off since 2014.

Gerard Butler doesn’t have any children as of yet, Butler told PEOPLE “In five years I want to be in a relationship,” he added. “I’d love to have one or two kids — it’s about time.”

In November 2018, his home in Malibu was destroyed by California wildfires. The Paisley-born actor tweeted a picture of its burned home.

Gerard Butler AwardsAwards and Nominations

Scottish actor has won and nominations for many awards, the following is the list of awards and nominations by Gerard Butler.

9th Annual Film Awards (2004)

  • Best Adapted Song Nomination: “The Music of the Night”, The Phantom of the Opera.

9th Golden Satellite Awards (2005)

  • Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Nomination: The Phantom of the Opera.

7th Annual Golden Schmoes Awards (2007)

  • Breakthrough Performance Of The Year Nomination: 300

2007 MTV Movie + TV Award (2007)

  • Best Performance Nomination: 300
  • Best Fight Winner: 300

2008 Taurus World Stunt Awards (2008)

  • Best Fight Winner: 300

13th Empire Awards (2008)

  • Best Actor Nomination: 300

34th Saturn Awards (2008)

  • Best Actor Nomination: 300

36th People’s Choice Awards (2010)

  • Favorite Action Star Nomination: Law Abiding Citizen

Russian National Movie Award (2010)

  • Best Actor – International Nomination: The Ugly Truth

Teen Choice Award (2010)

  • Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy Nomination: The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter

38th Annie Awards (2011)

  • Voice Acting in a Feature Production Nomination: How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation

31st Golden Raspberry Awards (2011)

  • Worst Actor Nomination: The Bounty Hunter
  • Worst Screen Couple Nomination: The Bounty Hunter

Yoga Award (2011)

  • Worst Foreign Actor Winner:  The Bounty Hunter and Law Abiding Citizen

Russian National Movie Award (2014)

  • Best Foreign Actor of the Decade Nomination:

5th Annual Behind The Voice Actors Award (2015)

  • Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Nomination: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Caméra d’Or Award (2016)

  • Best International Actor Winner: For his body of work.

37st Golden Raspberry Awards (2017)

  • Worst Actor Nomination: Gods of Egypt and London Has Fallen

Social Media Accounts

You won’t have to waste your time finding Gerard Butler on social media, here is the list below:

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