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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: 'Who's Brandi Glanville?'

Gerard Butler
'Who's Brandi Glanville?'

If Gerard Butler really did have mind-blowing sex with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville -- as she proudly claims -- he doesn't remember it ... asking TMZ, "Who's Brandi… READ MORE >

Gerard Butler Sued for Overtime Pay at Korean BBQ Joint

Gerard Butler Sued
Ex-Workers Claim They're Owed Overtime Pay

Gerard Butler and a slew of other stars have been sued for allegedly stiffing two former employees out of overtime pay at a Hollywood restaurant the celebs co-own.The ex-workers -- a cook and a… READ MORE >

- 1167 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Shirtless & Ripped

Gerard Butler
Shirtless & Ripped

Gerard Butler is on his way to getting that "300" body back.The 41-year-old flashed his shredded torso while in the locker room of the Celtic soccer team in Glasgow on Tuesday.As if Gerard needed… READ MORE >

- 1173 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
Vote!

Some of Hollywood's smoothest actors have had to sport beards from time to time. Check out these leading men and tell us if you prefer them with or without face scruff.Hair today, gone tomorrow. READ MORE >

- 1205 days ago
Gerard Butler -- The Buff Body Surf

Gerard Butler -- The Buff Body Surf

With his wetsuit half on, Gerard Butler showed off his ripped chest after surfing in L.A. this weekend.Lucky dog. READ MORE >

- 1224 days ago
Gerard Butler -- Finally, A Woman Out of His League

Gerard Butler -- Finally, A Woman Out of His League

Gerard Butler has yet to meet a woman he can't sleep with -- until now ... we think. Gerard kicked it with super hot actress Kristanna Loken ... who happens to be a lesbian. Let the games begin!… READ MORE >

- 1227 days ago
Gerard Butler Gives Jessica Biel a Ride

Gerard Butler
Gives Jessica Biel a Ride

Jessica Biel jumped on the rumored hookup bandwagon by wrapping her arms around Hollywood womanizer Gerard Butler while on a motorcycle this weekend.The cool riders played it safe by wearing… READ MORE >

- 1238 days ago
Gerard vs. Hugh: Who'd You Rather?

Gerard vs. Hugh
Who'd You Rather?

Super hunks Gerard Butler (40) and Hugh Jackman (42) shared a smile and a side hug while posing for a picture at an event last night. The question is...   READ MORE >

- 1466 days ago
Gerard Butler to Demi: 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

Gerard Butler to Demi: 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

Patrons of a karaoke bar in Michigan got the unexpected surprise performance of a lifetime when Gerard Butler, Demi Moore and Michelle Monaghan took time out from shooting their latest films to… READ MORE >

- 1555 days ago
Gerard Butler Eyes His Next Prey

Gerard Butler Eyes His Next Prey

Random lady at the Grove, congratulations -- you've just been Butlered!!!Gerard Butler tried to hold a conversation with a few friends, but when a fine looking woman walked by ... he had to give… READ MORE >

- 1652 days ago

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