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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 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 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 as a voice actor in How to Train Your Dragon (2010). Butler was born in Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, the youngest of three children of Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. Of Irish descent, he was brought up in a strict Roman Catholic family. Butler spent the first year of his life in Montreal, Quebec, before the family returned to live in Scotland. His mother Margaret Butler returned

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Gerard Butler -- Honk, Honk

Gerard Butler
Honk, Honk

Dr. Gerard Butler displayed his vast knowledge of the female anatomy ... by administering a mammogram in a public parking lot.Butler was in Malibu this week with an unidentified smoke show when he… READ MORE >

Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson -- Man-Date in Malibu ... But Who Paid?

Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson
Man-Date in Malibu But Who Paid?

Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler are both incredibly rich ... so when the duo met up for lunch in Malibu Friday we asked them who sprung for the tab.  The probability is ...  you'll guess… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Hey Girl, You've Been Butlered

Gerard Butler
Hey Girl ... You've Been Butlered

Gerard Butler was up to his old tricks this weekend ... engaging in a full-on makeout session outside of Nobu in Malibu Sunday night.When he finished facesucking the cute brunette in cut-off… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Gerard Butler Weight Loss -- Looking '300' Again

Gerard Butler
Looking '300' Again

Gerard Butler looks ready to do battle with Xerxes again, flashing his buff bod on Sydney's Bondi Beach yesterday. THIS ... IS ... Atkins? Jenny Craig? More gym, less lunch? READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Whips Out His Famous ... 'This Is Sparta!' Line

Gerard Butler
Whips Out His Famous ... 'This Is Sparta!!'

Gerard Butler gave his fans major "300" wood last night by putting on a Spartan soldier's helmet and belting out the line that made him famous.Gerard was signing autographs outside "Jimmy Kimmel… READ MORE >

- 531 days ago
Mel Gibson & Gerard Butler -- Boys Night Out

Mel Gibson & Gerard Butler
Boys Night Out

Dressed similarly in blue-ish outfits, hard-partying Hollywood playboys Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson were in good spirits as they hung out for dinner at Zuma in Miami on Thursday night.We're told… READ MORE >

- 577 days ago
Gerard Butler ROCKS OUT Manhattan Club ... with Help from Oasis [VIDEO]

Gerard Butler
ROCKS OUT Manhattan Club With Help from Oasis [VIDEO]

It hasn't been 2 months since Gerard Butler left rehab for substance abuse -- but last week, he was already back at an NYC bar, where he blew away the crowd with a knockout performance of… READ MORE >

- 873 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Out of Rehab, Back on the Party Scene

Gerard Butler
Out of Rehab, Back on the Party Scene

Just two days after leaving rehab at the Betty Ford Center, a refreshed and healthier looking Gerard Butler hit up the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in L.A. on Sunday.Butler spent three weeks in… READ MORE >

- 918 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Out of Rehab, Table for One [PHOTO]

Gerard Butler
Table for One

After three weeks in treatment for substance abuse at the Betty Ford Center, Gerard Butler was seen out yesterday ... having lunch by himself in Malibu.As TMZ first reported, Butler developed… READ MORE >

- 919 days ago
Gerard Butler In Rehab [Update]

Gerard Butler
In Rehab [Update]

12:04 PM PST -- Gerard's manager, Alan Siegel tells TMZ, "Gerard left Betty Ford early this morning and he's healthy."----------------------------------------------------------Gerard Butler is… READ MORE >

- 920 days ago

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