Gerard Butler

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) 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). He garnered critical acclaim for his breakthrough work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained worldwide recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim's Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010), and How to Train Your Dragon (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gerard Butler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

MusicalSlow movingDarkTragic

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Miranda Richardson

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

CuteAdventurousEnjoyableFunny

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Surfer Jay Moriarity sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson  •  Michael Apted
CAST:  Leven Rambin  •  Gerard Butler  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Abigail Spencer

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett

300 (2006)

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sturla Gunnarsson
CAST:  Hringur Ingvarsson  •  Spencer Wilding  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Gunnar Eyjólfsson

Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)

IntenseThrillingSuspensefulFast paced

A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Maria Bello  •  Gerard Butler  •  Emma Karwandy

Dear Frankie (2004)

Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shona Auerbach
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Sharon Small  •  Katy Murphy

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003)

Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's evil mastermind uses it to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Gerard Butler  •  Noah Taylor  •  Djimon Hounsou

Reign of Fire (2002)

In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Gerard Butler

The Game of Their Lives (2005)

Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Wes Bentley  •  Gavin Rossdale  •  Costas Mandylor

Timeline (2003)

EmotionalFast pacedAdventurousAction-packed

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

Mrs Brown (1997)

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown. But their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil to the monarchy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Billy Connolly  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  Antony Sher

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now James Bond must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Teri Hatcher

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Justine Waddell

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Justin Michael Brandt  •  Richard Goteri

Gods of Egypt (2016)

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau  •  Courtney Eaton  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Gerard Butler

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Angela Bassett  •  Morgan Freeman

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Craig Ferguson  •  Gerard Butler  •  America Ferrera

P.S. I Love You (2007)

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard LaGravenese
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Gerard Butler  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Harry Connick Jr.
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