Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor and film patron. After studying law, he turned to acting in themid-1990s with small places in products similar as Mrs Brown, the James Bond film hereafter noway Dies, and Tale of the Mummy
Gerard James Butler( born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor and film patron. After studying law, he turned to acting in themid-1990s with small places in products similar as Mrs Brown( 1997), the James Bond film hereafter noway 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 played Attila the Hun in the miniseries Attila( 2001), also appeared in the flicks Reign of Fire with Christian Bale( 2002) and Lara Croft Tomb Aggressor – The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie( 2003) before playing André Marek in the adaption of Michael Crichton’s wisdom fabrication adventure Timeline( 2003). He also was cast as Erik, The Phantom in Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film adaption of the musical The Phantom of the Opera, with Emmy Rossum; it earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Stylish Actor.
Butler gained worldwide recognition for his depiction of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder’s fantasy war film 300. That part earned him nominations for an Conglomerate Award for Stylish Actor and a Saturn Award for Stylish Actor and a palm for MTV Movie Award for Stylish Fight. He raised Stoick the Vast in the critically and commercially successful How to Train Your Dragon ballot( 2010 – 2019). Also in the 2010s, he portrayed Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action suspenser series Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen and the forthcoming Night Has Fallen.( 1) He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film Coriolanus, a ultramodern adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name, and Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher.
Butler was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the youthful of three children of Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. He’s from a unqualified family of Irish descent. His family moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada when he was six months old. A time latterly, when his parents’ marriage broke down, his mama left Quebec and returned to Scotland with Gerard, aged 18 months.
Butler was top 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. He didn’t see his father again until he was 16, when Edward Butler called to meet him at a Glasgow eatery. After the meeting, Butler cried for hours, and recalled latterly” That emotion showed me how important pain can sit in this body of yours; pain and anguish that you do not know you have until it’s unleashed.”
As a pupil, he was the chairman of the university law society, a position he latterly said he” kind of blagged my way into”.When Butler was 22, his father was diagnosed with cancer and failed. He said of this period in his life” I had gone from a 16- time-old who could not stay to grasp life to a 22- time-old who did not watch if he failed in his sleep.”
Before his final time of law academy, Butler took a time off to live in California — substantially in Venice Beach, where he held different jobs, traveled frequently, and, he says, drank heavily; at one point he was arrested for alcohol- related unruly conduct. Describing his geste
during that time, he recalled” I was out of control, and justifying it with this idea that’ I am youthful, this is life. This is me just being roisterous.'” After his time off in America, he returned to Scotland to finish his final time at law academy.( 3) He’d observance surgery as a child that left him with a mangled observance. He still suffers from tinnitus and has hail loss in his right observance.
Legal career and early amusement career
Upon scale, he took a position as a trainee counsel at an Edinburgh law establishment. still, he continued to stay out late drinking and constantly missed work. One week before he qualified as a counsel, he was fired. At the age of 25, and an unqualified counsel, he moved to London to pursue his dream of getting notorious. He admitted,” When I started out, I am not sure I was actually in it for the right reasons. I wanted veritably important to be notorious.”
originally unfit to win any acting places, he worked in a variety of jobs including as a server, a telemarketer and a toy demonstrator at expositions. In London, he met an old friend from his teenage days in the Scottish Youth Theatre, who was now a London casting director. At that time, he was her swain and her adjunct. She took him to an investigation for Steven Berkoff’s play of Coriolanus. The director said of Butler’s investigation,” When he read, he’d similar vigour and enthusiasm — so important that it made the other actors feel limp — that I decided to cast him in the ensemble.”
also progressed 27, Butler had his first professional amusement job. lower than a time latterly, he won a part in a theatre adaption of Trainspotting at the Edinburgh Festival. At age 30, he decided to move to Los Angeles, where he won corridor in Dracula 2000, Tomb Raider 2, Dear Frankie and Phantom of the Opera.
Butler at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival
In London, Butler had colorful odd jobs until being cast by actor and director Steven Berkoff( who latterly appeared alongside him in Attila( 2001)) in a stage product of Coriolanus. He was cast as Ewan McGregor’s character Renton in the stage adaption of Trainspotting, the same play that had inspired him to come an actor. His film debut was as Billy Connolly’s character’s youngish family in Mrs Brown( 1997).
His film career continued with small places, first in the James Bond film hereafter noway Dies( 1997) and also Russell Mulcahy’s Tale of the Mummy( 1998). In 2000, Butler was cast in two breakthrough places, the first being Attila the Hun in the American television miniseries Attila( 2001). The film’s directors wanted a known actor to play the part but ultimately chose Butler. He was cast as Dracula in Dracula 2000( 2000).
He also appeared in Reign of Fire( 2002)as Creedy and Lara Croft Tomb Aggressor – The Cradle of Life( 2003) as Terry Sheridan, alongside Angelina Jolie. In the part of Andre Marek in the big- screen adaption of Michael Crichton’s new Timeline( 2003), Butler played an archaeologist who was transferred back in time with a platoon of scholars to deliver a co-worker. In 2003, director Joel Schumacher was deciding on the top casting for the film The Phantom of the Opera, a film adaption of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical comedy of the same name, and study of Butler, whom he’d seen before in the film Dracula 2000, to play the title character. Butler, who had had no musical experience other than singing in a gemstone band while he was studying to be a counsel, was surprised at the interest, but incontinently began taking singing assignments with a oral trainer.He also did an acting investigation with Schumacher, and a singing investigation with Lloyd Webber, both of whom were impressed by his performance. The film, and Butler’s performance, entered mixed reviews, though Butler was nominated for a Satellite Award for Stylish Actor. citation demanded
Other systems that followed include Dear Frankie( 2005), The Game of Their Lives( 2005) and Beowulf & Grendel( 2005).
In 2006, he starred as Spartan King Leonidas in the WarnerBros. product 300, which is frequently described as his advance part. Butler, who said he” wanted to look really strong” in the film, trained with a high- intensity drill for four months previous to the film’s firing. In 2007, he appeared in Butterfly on a Wheelco-starring Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello, which vented on network television under the title Shattered, and in the romantic comedyP.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank. In 2008, he appeared in Nim’s Island and RocknRolla. In 2009, he starred in the Neveldine/ Taylor film Gamer, The Ugly Truth and Law Abiding Citizen, which he alsoco-produced.( 30) In 2010 he starred in the action/ comedy The Bounty Hunter with Jennifer Aniston, and did voice acting for the 2010 animated film How to Train Your Dragon as Stoick the Vast.
Butler in 2013
On 15 and 16 October 2010, thanks to the fashionability of his part as Spartan King Leonidas and the use of his lines during athletic events at Michigan State University, he was a guest at their Midnight Madness and homecoming American football game.
As of August 2011, Butler, while rephotographing Playing for Keeps, was writing songs and in the process of recording an reader. He disavowed gossip reports that Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp had advised him on the design. On 18 December that time, while rephotographing Chasing loners, Butler was rehabilitated after he was pulled under big swells. latterly, he was taken to Stanford University Medical Center and latterly released.
Butler starred as Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action suspenser Olympus Has Fallen( 2013), contraryco-stars Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. He said he broke two bones in his neck while shooting the film, but didn’t realise this until he’d an MRI checkup. Butler reprised his voice part as Stoick in How to Train Your Dragon 2 in 2014. Two times latterly, he reprised his part as Mike Banning in the Olympus Has Fallen effect London Has Fallen and also portrayed Set in Gods of Egypt. Late in 2018 Butler starred as submarine captain Commander Joe Glass of the USS Arkansas, a Virginia class nuclear submarine, in the film Hunter Killer. He starred as Mike Banning again in the 2019 film Angel Has Fallen. After release detainments due to COVID- 19, Butler starred in Greenland in Fall 2020.
He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture trades and lores in the Actor’s Branch since 2011.
Since October 2011, Butler has divided his time between Los Angeles and Glasgow. In 2011 he was rushed to the Stanford University Medical Center after suffering a surfing incident in loners, California during the filming of Of Men and loners. He was stable and released from the sanitarium latterly that week.
Butler has stated in interviews that he no longer drinks alcohol. In February 2012, it was blazoned that he’d completed a course of treatment for substance abuse of anodynes at a recuperation installation. He was concerned he’d come too reliant on specified pain drug, which escalated after his surfing accident.
In 2011 Butler played in a charity match for CelticF.C., a football club he has supported since nonage. A time latterly 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 justice platoon, part of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League( CPL). He has supported the charity Mary’s refections since 2010. He visited the transnational development charity’s programme in Liberia in 2014. In 2018 he attended a fundraiser fete organised by musketeers of the Israel Defense Forces( FIDF), which raised$ 60 million. In November 2018, Butler’s home was destroyed in the Woolsey Fire in California.