||Gerard James Butler , otherwise known as Gerard Butler, Spartan, King Leonidas or The Phantom. His preferred name is Gerry, partly because most people can't pronounce Gerard correctly.
||Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor, of Irish decent.
|Gerard Butler's Home
||Gerard Butler has a house in LA
Gerard Butler has a New York apartment, and a Flat in London
Gerard Butler's home is in Paisley Scotland
|Gerard Butler was formerly a lead singer in a rock band called Speed. The band recorded 3 songs in total, and performed live at Edinburgh Festival.
After graduating in Law, he moved to L.A for 18 months, and appeared as an extra in 'The Bodyguard' movie.
He then returned to Canada to spend time with his father who was diagnosed with cancer.
After his death, Gerard undertook a two year trainee ship in a top law firm in Edinburgh.
Eventually Gerard grew bored of the profession and became increasingly unhappy with his career path. Gerard was eventually dismissed from his job two weeks before he was due to complete his training program.
Determined to find work as an actor, Gerard Butler moved to London two days later. Gerry worked briefly as a waiter and a trade show sales person. He then worked as a casting assistant at the Mermaid Theater for the play Coriolanus. He then bumped into Steven Berkoff the director, in a local coffee bar and was invited to audition for the role Mark Renton in 'Trainspotting'. This opportunity was important for Gerard Butler because it enabled him to land further roles that would put him on the path to stardom.
In a Gerard Butler interview with Christopher Cuomo 2009, Gerard Butler said he doesn't miss his previous profession as a lawyer. He then went onto saying that he has no regrets about his past. He explained, it was that path that enabled him to become the actor that he is today.
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||Son to Margaret Butler and Edward Butler. Gerard Butler has an older brother and sister. Gerard Butler has a close relationship with his step father Alex Coll
|Place of Birth:
||Gerard Butler was born in Glasgow in Scotland.
|Date of birth:
||Gerard Butler was born in 1969. Gerard Butler's birthday is 13th November.
||Gerard Butler was raised in a Roman Catholic working class family.
Gerard Butler's family relocated to Montreal in Canada when Gerard was 6 months old. His father wanted to establish his own business abroad, but the projects did not succeed financially. Burdened with the extra stress of relocation, business and financial issues, his parents divorced 18 months later. His mother and siblings returned to Paisley. Gerard Butler's Grandparents were happy to welcome their return to Scotland with open arms.
Gerard saw his father once more when he four years old, and when he was sixteen.
||Gerard Butler is not married. Gerard Butler is not Gay. Gerard Butler's marital status is single. Gerard Butler has been romantically linked with various women and speculative Gerard Butler girlfriends
||Gerard Butler's height is 6foot2 tall.
|Natural hair color:
||Gerard Butler has dark brown, almost black hair.
||Gerard Butler's natural eye color is a shade of green and grey with a tint of blue.
||Gerard Butler studied Law at Glasgow University and graduated successfully.
||London, Los Angeles and New York City.
|Favorite Spots team:
||Gerard Butler supports the Celtic Football Club
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|First on stage performance in theater:
||A Street urchin in Oliver, at the Kings Theater in Glasgow.
|Most Memorable Scene:
||Gerard Butler kissing Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera film.
|Notable skills & Hobbies:
||Although he came from a musical background (Rock band Speed), Gerard Butler also attended professional singing lessons for his role in the new The Phantom of the Opera movie. Gerard Butler loves singing, dancing, skiing and football.
Gerard Butler appreciates his Gerard Butler fan base. He is very approachable in person and loves meeting his fans at his film premieres. Gerard Butler usually allocates time to sign autographs, take photos with his fans and have brief conversations with them, on the red carpet.
Gerard Butler is often pursued by the paparazzi, like any other film celebrity.
||Gerard Butler won Variety's International Star of the Year Award 2009
Gerard Butler is appointed Glasgow's Film Office Ambassador
Gerard Butler won GQ Man of the Year Award 2009
Gerard Butler won best actor at the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards in 2005.
Gerard Butler won the Most attractive man of the year award, by Hello magazine readers in 2005
Gerard Butler won MTV's Best movie fight Award in 2005.
Gerard Butler won the Ischia Global film and Music Festival Special Fashion award in 2004.
Gerard Butler presented the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2003.
Gerard Butler won the Spirit of Scotland Award for Screen in 2001.
Gerard Butler received a Certificate of Bravery in 1997 from the Royal Humane Society, for saving a boy from drowning in the River Tay, Scotland.
Gerard Butler was a former President of The Glasgow University Law Society.
Gerard Butler was a former member of the Scottish Youth Theater.
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||Previously speculated to be a serious candidate for the role of James Bond. Gerard on James Bond: "If I was to do Bond, I would like to see something darker in him again - more violence, more of an animal." Click here to watch Gerard Butler talk about auditioning for James Bond.
Mark Twight, a former professional mountaineer and current consultant for US army special operations was hired to train Gerard Butler for three months, exercising 6 hours a day in preparation for his role in Tomb Raider.
Gerard previously suffered from a brief period of depression:
"In the new year of 2001, I went into a bit of a depression. It was almost a bit anti-climatic after Dracula (which was filmed in 2000) and Attila," Quote: Gerard Butler [source: K. Ziervogel]
Gerard also admits to having a drink problem in the past. He has not touched alcohol for many years.
Gerard Butler once posed for GAP in an advertising campaign in the UK and USA. [See Gerard Butler photo shoot picture on the right]
Gerard Butler once starred in a Polaroid advert on tv. Please view our Media section to watch the advert!
Gerard Butler has a huge fan base of guys and gals.
Gerard Butler's Mum used to be Miss Paisely when she was younger.
Gerard Butler has a dog called Lolita
Gerard Butler's car is a Mercedes.