• Gerard James Butler
  • Paisley, Scotland, UK
  • November 13, 1969

Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001). In 2003, Butler played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's science fiction adventure Timeline. He garnered critical acclaim for his work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the 2007 American fantasy war film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including the drama P.S. I Love You (2007), the adventure-fantasy film Nim's Island (2008), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), the romantic comedy The Ugly Truth (2009), the sci-fi action film Gamer (2009), and the thriller Law Abiding Citizen (2009). In the 2010s, he starred in the romantic comedy-action film The Bounty Hunter (2010) and the action-thriller film Olympus Has Fallen (2013). He also voiced Stoick in animated action-fantasy films How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).

Law Abiding Citizen (2009) - Psyhological Thrillers