Gerard Butler – Biography – IMDb
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. his family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent part of his early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was raised primarily, along with his older brother and sister, in their hometown of Paisley. His parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his siblings were raised primarily by his mother, who later remarried. he had no contact with his father between the ages of two and 16, after which they became close. his father passed away when gerard was in his early 20s. Butler attended the University of Glasgow, where he studied to be a barrister/solicitor. he was president of the school’s law society thanks to his outgoing personality and great social skills. His acting career began when he was approached in a London coffee shop by actor Steven Berkoff, who later appeared opposite Butler in Attila (2001), who cast him in a stage production of “Coriolanus” (butler later played tullus aufidius on a big screen coriolanus (2011). after that, butler decided to leave the law to act. he was cast as ewan mcgregor’s character “renton” in the stage adaptation of trainspotting. his debut film was as the younger brother of billy connolly in mrs brown (1997).while shooting the film in scotland, he was enjoying a picnic with his mother near the river tay when they heard the screams of a boy, who had been swimming with a friend , who was in trouble the butler jumped in and saved the boy from drowning he received a certificate of bravery from the royal human society he felt he just did what anyone in the situation would have done his film career continued with small pa Peles, first in the “James Bond” film Ngày Mai Không Lụi Tàn (1997), and then in Russell Mulcahy’s The Mummy Tale (1998). In 2000, Butler played two notable roles, the first being “Attila the Hun” in the USA Network miniseries Attila (2001). The film’s producers wanted a well-known actor to play the role, but they kept going back to Butler’s screen tests and decided that he was his man. he had to lose the thick Scottish accent, but he managed it well. Around the time “Attila” was being filmed, casting was in progress for Wes Craven’s new take on the “Dracula” legacy. Butler also wanted a household name, not much of a consideration, but his endless tenacity led him to harass the producers. Finally, he sent them a clip of his performance of “Attila.” evidently they saw something because dracula 2000 (2000) was cast in butler form. Attila’s producers, thinking that his big-screen role might help with the ratings for their own movie, finished filming a little early so that he could start work on Dracula 2000 (2000). Following these two roles, Butler developed a huge fan base and began appearing on websites and fancasts everywhere. as “terry sheridan”, next to angelina jolie. The role that attracted the most attention from moviegoers and filmmakers alike was that of “Andre Marek” in the big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel, Trở về Quá Khứ (2003). Butler played an archaeologist who was sent back in time with a team of students to rescue a colleague. Last year, he appeared in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera (2004), playing the title character in the hit adaptation of the stage musical. it was a role that brought him much international attention. Other projects include Dear Frankie (2004), The Game of Their Lives (2005), and Beowulf & Grendel (2005). In 2007, he played the Spartan “King Leonidas” in Warner Bros. Production 300 Chiến Binh (2006), based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller, and Butterfly on a Wheel (2007), co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello, which aired on network television under the title “Shattered”. He also starred in tái bút: anh yêu em (2007), with Academy Award winner Hilary Swank. mark neveldine / brian taylor film, trò chơi nguy hiểm (2009). her subsequent films included chuyên gia tình yêu (2009), co-starring katherine heigl, which began filming in april 2008, thợ săn tiền thưởng (2010), bí kíp luyện rồng (2010), chasing mavericks (2012), and nha trang that thu (2013). In recent years, he has appeared in films such as các vị thần ai cập (2016), siêu bão Địa cầu (2017), những kẻ bất bại (2018), the vanishing (2018), and mật vụ giải cứu (2018). Butler is related to writer-director Mark Flood.
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