Gerard Butler, who is best known for portraying King Leonidas’s role in the film titled “300,” is a Scottish actor/film producer. His other significant parts include roles in films like “The Phantom of the Opera,” sharing screen with Anjelica Bette Fellini and Emmy Rossum, “Coriolanus,” and “Machine Gun Preacher,” to name a few. He also voiced Stoick the Vast’s character in the “How to train your Dragon” franchise. 

Quick Info 
Full NameGerard James Butler
Date of Birth13 November 1969
Birth PlacePaisley, Scotland
MotherMargaret Butler
FatherEdward Butler
SchoolSt Mirin’s & Margaret’s High School
UniversityUniversity of Glasgow School of Law
ProfessionActor, Producer
Relationship StatusSingle
Age51 years
Weight90 Kg
Height1.88 m
EthnicityIrish
ZodiacScorpio
NationalityBritish, Scottish
Net WorthUS $35 million

Where was Butler born and raised?

Gerard Butler’s full name is Gerard James Butler. He was born to parents Margaret and Edward Butler on November 13, 1969, in Paisley, which lies in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He has two siblings, and he is the youngest child. James and his family moved to Montreal after six months after his birth. His parents’ marriage started getting shaky, and thus, his mother left Quebec and returned to Scotland. At that time, Gerard was 18 months old.

Gerard Butler stands 1.88 meters tall and weighs approximately 90 kg. As of September of 2021, he is 51 years old. 

 

Age, height, and nationality

Gerard Butler is 52 years. He has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches with a weight of 86 kg. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

 

What is the academic qualification of Butler?

He completed his education at St Mirin’s & Margaret’s High School. After high school, Gerard Butler went to the University of Glasgow School of Law. He studied acting in Scottish Youth Theatre.

He took a break from law school before the last year of the course. He went and lived in California and worked various jobs. He was drinking heavily during this period. He completed his law degree after returning to Scotland. 

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How did Butler start his career?

Gerard Butler worked as a trainee in an Edinburgh law firm after graduation but would often fail to work due to his drinking habits. This led to him being fired a week before his qualification as a lawyer. He ultimately gave up on being a lawyer and focused on becoming an actor. He made his film debut in 1997 with the role of Archie Brown in the film titled “Mrs. Brown.” The same year, he appeared in “Tomorrow Never Dies.”

 

Movies

In the 1998 horror film titled “Tale of the Mummy,” he played Burke’s role. The following year, he appeared in three films, namely, “Fast Food,” in which he acted as Jacko, “One More Kiss,” in which he worked as Sam, and “The Cherry Orchard” alongside Michelle Williams in which he played the role of Yasha.

In 2000, Gerard Butler played the part of Count Dracula/Judas Iscariot in the gothic horror film titled “Dracula 2000”. The following year, he acted as Chris Kumar in “Harrison’s Flowers,” Captain Charles Bellamy in the short film titled “Jewel of the Sahara” and Peter in the short film “Please!”. In 2002, he acted as the character named Jackie Junior in “Shooters” and the character Creedy in “Reign of Fire.” In the action film titled “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life,” he acted as Terry Sheridan. The same year, he appeared as André Marek in the sci-fi film titled “Timeline.” In 2004, he played Erick’s role, The Phantom in the musical movie called “The Phantom of the Opera.”

In 2005, Gerard Butler played the role of Frank Borghi in “The Game of Their Lives” and the role of Beowulf in “Beowulf & Grendel.” He appeared in his breakthrough role of King Leonidas in the film “300” in 2006. The film was a huge success, and through it, he garnered international fame. He reprised his role as King Leonidas in 2014 in the movie titled “300: Rise of an Empire”. The following year, he played Gerry Kennedy in “P.S. I Love You.” He voiced Stoic in 2010 in the film “How to Train Your Dragon” in 2010.

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Gerard Butler reprised this role for several other films like “Legend of the Bonekeeper Dragon,” “Gift of the Nightfury,” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” to name a few. He played the role of Mike Banning in the film “Olympus Has Fallen” in 2013. He reprised his parts for the film’s “London Has Fallen” in 2016 and “Angel Has Fallen” in 2019. In 2020, he appeared as John Garrity in “Greenland.” He is set to appear in the upcoming sports comedy film titled “All-Star Weekend.” 

 

Personal Life

Gerard Butler isn’t married and is currently single. Butler doesn’t consume alcohol now and has moved past substance abuse. Butler is a supporter of Mary’s Meals. In 2014, he went to their charity program in Liberia. In 2018, Woolsey Fire destroyed his house.

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Social Media

Gerard Butler is active on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He has 6.9 million followers on Facebook, 2.9 million followers on Instagram, and 528.1k followers on Twitter. 

 

Net Worth

Gerald Butler’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 40 million as of 2021. It is estimated that he earns US$ 8 million annually through his business and career as an actor and producer. He is a lavish personality person who has been in earning higher amounts to reach a higher lifestyle.

 

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