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Gerard Butler

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor and film producer. After studying law, he turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs Brown (1997), the James Bond film Tomorrow Never 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), then appeared in the films Reign of Fire with Christian Bale (2002) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie (2003) before playing André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's science fiction adventure Timeline (2003). He then was cast as Erik, The Phantom in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera, with Emmy Rossum; it earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. Butler gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder's fantasy war film 300. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. He voiced Stoick the Vast in the critically and commercially successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise (2010–2019). Also in the 2010s, he portrayed Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action thriller series Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen and the upcoming Night Has Fallen. He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film Coriolanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name, and Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic Machine Gun Preacher.

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Nov 13, 1969 In Paisley, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Authority
Latest Project:
Movie Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin 2025-06-28
Known For
Movie Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin King Kula (voice) 2025-06-28
Movie salt & sea Himself 2024
Movie Motor City John Miller 2024
Series ARK: The Animated Series Gaius Marcellus Nerva (voice) 2024
Movie Greenland: Migration John Garrity 2024
Movie Law Abiding Citizen Sequel 2024
Movie The Authority Jack Hawksmoor 2024
Movie Hair of the Dog Mr. P 2024
Movie Den of Thieves 2: Pantera Nicholas 'Big Nick' O'Brien 2024
Movie Afterburn Unknown 2024
Movie All-Star Weekend Russian Gymnast Fan 2024
Movie Remote Control Michael Rafter 2024
Movie Night Has Fallen Mike Banning 2024
Movie Just Watch Me Riley Wolfe 2024
Movie Plane Brodie Torrance 2023-01-12
Movie Kandahar Tom Harris 2023-05-25
Movie Last Seen Alive Will Spann 2022-05-12
Movie Copshop Bob Viddick 2021-09-09
Movie Greenland John Garrity 2020-07-29
Movie Love Reaches Everywhere 2020-05-30
Series La semaine des 4 Julie Self 2020-01-06
Movie How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming Stoick the Vast (voice) 2019-10-25
Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Stoick (voice) 2019-01-03
Movie The Vanishing James 2019-01-04
Movie Angel Has Fallen Mike Banning 2019-08-21
Series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Self (archive footage) 2018-10-28
Movie Hunter Killer Captain Joe Glass 2018-10-19
Movie Den of Thieves Det. Nicholas O'Brien 2018-01-18
Movie Geostorm Jake Lawson 2017-10-12
Movie A Family Man Dane Jensen 2016-09-13
Movie Gods of Egypt Set 2016-02-25
Movie London Has Fallen Mike Banning 2016-03-02
Movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick (voice) 2014-06-05
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014-02-25
Movie 300: Rise of an Empire Leonidas (archive footage) (uncredited) 2014-03-05
Movie Discovering Mavericks Self 2013-11-01
Movie Movie 43 Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday") 2013-01-24
Series The Frame King Leonidas 2013-04-09
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Mike Banning 2013-03-20
Movie Playing for Keeps George 2012-11-29
Movie Chasing Mavericks Frosty Hesson 2012-10-25
Series DreamWorks Dragons Stoick the Vast (voice) 2012-08-07
Movie Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius 2011-02-14
Movie Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury Stoick the Vast (voice) 2011-11-15
Movie Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers 2011-09-23
Movie How to Train Your Dragon Stoick the Vast (voice) 2010-03-18
Movie Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon Stoick (voice) 2010-10-14
Movie The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd 2010-03-16
Series Live from Studio Five Self 2009-09-14
Movie Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Alexander Shelton 2009-10-15
Series The Jay Leno Show Self 2009-09-14
Movie Gamer Kable 2009-09-03
Movie The Ugly Truth Mike Chadway 2009-07-24
Movie Tales of the Black Freighter The Mariner (voice) 2009-03-24
Movie RocknRolla One-Two 2008-09-04
Movie Nim's Island Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover 2008-04-03
Movie Butterfly on a Wheel Neil Randall 2007-07-27
Movie P.S. I Love You Gerry 2007-11-15
Movie 300 King Leonidas 2007-03-07
Movie Wrath of Gods Self 2007-05-06
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Movie Guilty Hearts Peter 2006-01-01
Movie Beowulf & Grendel Beowulf 2005-09-14
Movie Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Prefect Cassius Chaerea 2005-06-15
Movie The Game of Their Lives Frank Borghi 2005-04-22
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005-01-03
Movie Dear Frankie The Stranger 2004-05-18
Movie The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom 2004-12-08
Movie Timeline Andre Marek 2003-11-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Terry Sheridan 2003-07-21
Series The Jury Johnnie Donne 2002-02-17
Movie Shooters Jackie Junior 2002-01-25
Series HypaSpace Self 2002-05-13
Movie Reign of Fire Creedy 2002-07-09
Movie Jewel of the Sahara Captain Charles Belamy 2001-06-28
Movie Please! Peter (as Gerry Butler) 2001-05-04
Movie Attila Atila the Hun 2001-01-01
Series Attila Attila the Hun 2001-01-30
Movie Dracula 2000 Dracula 2000-12-22
Movie Harrison's Flowers Chris Kumac 2000-09-23
Series Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married Gus 1999-11-08
Movie The Cherry Orchard Yasha 1999-01-01
Movie One More Kiss Sam 1999-09-18
Movie Tale of the Mummy Burke 1998-03-19
Movie Little White Lies Peter 1998-06-17
Movie Fast Food Jacko 1998-10-09
Series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Marty Claymore 1998-11-10
Series An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Unknown 1997-10-24
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire 1997-12-11
Movie Mrs Brown Archie Brown 1997-07-18
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Series GMTV Self 1993-01-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Self 1992-05-25
Series Wetten, dass..? Self 1981-02-14
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975-10-11
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung Self 1966-01-25