Has dark brown/black hair. (imdb.com)
Born in Glasgow but raised primarily in Paisley, Scotland. (imdb.com)
Poked in the eye with a wooden stake during rehearsals for the play Coriolanus. (imdb.com)
On the first day of shooting his film debut in _Mrs. Brown (1997)_ he had to bound naked into a freezing sea and as a result developed hypothermia. (imdb.com)
Did not see his father from the age of 2 until he turned 16. (imdb.com)
His eyes are grey/green in color but often appear blue on screen. (imdb.com)
Has done 5 films in which his character`s name is in the title: Dracula 2000 (2000), Attila (2001/I) (TV), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), and _Burns (2006)_. (imdb.com)
His favorite actor is Christian Bale. (imdb.com)
Was at one time the lead singer for a Scottish rock band named Speed, although music eventually became his second love after acting. (imdb.com)
Sung in a rock band whilst training to be a lawyer. (imdb.com)
He is Scottish, but is of partial Irish ancestry. He has also mentioned that, because of this, his family does not have a tartan. (imdb.com)
First stage role was in Coriolanus. (imdb.com)
Graduated from Glasgow University with a law degree (imdb.com)
Rumored to be the next James Bond (after Pierce Brosnan). [April 2001] (imdb.com)
Was confirmed for a role in Mindhunters (2004), but chose to drop out of it because of his prior commitment to Timeline (2003). The filming schedules of the two films overlapped. Jonny Lee Miller with whom Butler co-starred in Dracula 2000 (2000) stepped in to take his Mindhunter role. (imdb.com)
Was a presenter at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards with fellow Scotsman Billy Boyd. (imdb.com)
Cried whilst talking about the Phantom`s loneliness to The Phantom of the Opera (2004) director Joel Schumacher. (imdb.com)
Had the "rock and roll" voice that Andrew Lloyd Webber always wanted to play the Phantom. (imdb.com)
Jokes about preferring the mask side of his face to the regular side of his face. (imdb.com)
He has quickly gained a reputation as one of the nicest actors around, as he always takes time to socialize with fans and hangs out with crew members as much as co-stars on film sets. (imdb.com)
When he auditioned for the role of Aslan the Lion in the Walden Media/Disney production of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, he asked, "this is going to be like the BBC puppet Aslan, right? Because if so I`m leaving right now." (imdb.com)
He has a law degree from Glasgow University, but gave up on this career choice after being fired from a law firm just one week before he was qualified to practice law. (imdb.com)
Was chosen as the most attractive man of 2005 by Hello! Magazine (imdb.com)
Prefers to be called Gerry. He does this because he notices that many people (especially Americans) struggle with pronouncing "Gerard". (imdb.com)
Divides his time between London, New York and Los Angeles. (imdb.com)
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#10). . (imdb.com)
Considers Paisley as his hometown. (imdb.com)
While filming _Mrs. Brown (1997)_, saved a young boy from drowning in the river Tay and recieved a "Certificate Of Bravery" from The Royal Humane Society. (imdb.com)
Gerard Butler was slated to play James bond after Pierce Brosnan, but the role was taken by Daniel Craig. (movietome.com)
Gerard used to smoke until this past summer of 2005, where he has made another attempt to quit and so far, so good. (movietome.com)
His name is pronounced "ger-ERD". He gets annoyed when people pronounce it as "ger-ARD." During interviews, he always tells the reporter to call him `Gerry`. (movietome.com)
Thandie Newton refused to film her sex scene with Gerard Butler in RocknRolla because he was so sick the day of the shoot. (movietome.com)
A rumor persisted throughout the summer of 2008 that Gerard was dating Jennifer Aniston. In reality, Aniston had approached Butler about working with her on The Goree Girls after seeing his performance alongside Hilary Swank in P.S. I Love You. (movietome.com)
On October 7 2008, Gerard physically assaulted a paparazzi photographer who had been aggressively pursuing him all evening. (movietome.com)
After his breakout performance in 300, Gerard Butler was named as one of Entertainment Weekly`s `Entertainers of the Year: 25 Top Stars of 2007`. In addition, People Magazine named him `Sexiest Man Alive`. (movietome.com)
Gerard`s prosthetic makeup for The Phantom of the Opera took between 3 and 4 hours to be fully applied. Although he understood the importance of the makeup for the character to come to life, he admits that he hated wearing it. (movietome.com)
Gerard was once a heavy alcoholic and drinking consumed his life until he got help for his addiction. (movietome.com)
His personal hobbies (besides singing) include playing football (soccer), horseback riding, skiing, and water skiing. (movietome.com)
Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan confirmed Thursday (May 14) that Gerard Butler has been charged with misdemeanor criminal battery, following an “altercation with a photographer” on October 7 last year.
The actor had a run-in with a paparazzo at the premiere party for his movie RockNRolla at 2am, with his reps claiming the photographer had stalked Butler and chased him through the streets.
According to the Associated Press, Butler faces up to 6 months in jail and is due in court for his arraignment on June 10. (news-briefs.ew.com)
His primary residence is in London. He also has a loft in New York City, but he spends much of his time in Los Angeles.
In the Spring of 2006, he adopted a pug puppy named Lolita. (gerardbutler.net)
He has NEVER been engaged or married. (gerardbutler.net)
You can send letters to:
P.O Box 367
United Kingdom (gerardbutler.net)
EVIL TWINS (there is no “productions”, “films” or any other words in the title of the company) is Gerard’s production company with his longtime manager, Alan Siegel.
Butler and Siegel, who have worked together for 11 years and have several projects in development at EVIL TWINS. Danielle Robinson serves as director of development for the company. (gerardbutler.net)
`Law Abiding Citizen` is the first project from Gerard`s production company Evil Twins -
`Burns`, Gerard’s long time passion project, will also be co-produced by Evil Twins with The Mob Film Company.
Other projects in development are `Hanging Tale` and `Teacher Man`. (gerardbutler.net)
Gerard Butler arrived on a yacht just off Chowpatty before jumping on a plane back to LA. He`d done the complete Bharat Yatra, from Hrishikesh to Kanya Kumari, with Agra and Varanasi thrown in. After drinking `pure` Gangajal at Hrishikesh, straight from the river, Gerard was left violently ill. But not ill enough not to come on board a yacht anchored in a choppy, pre-monsoon sea to say au revoir before leaving India. (May 19, 2009) (shobhaade.blogspot.com)
The 40 Most Handsome Hollywood Men - Gerard Butler is placed at #14 (premiere.com)
Gerard Butler is being lined up to play Captain Britain in a movie version of the cult comic book character.
It will be yet another movie inspired by Marvel’s tales and would see Gerard in an all-British blockbuster.
The role would make the Scottish hunk — who can currently be seen starring opposite Katherine Heigl in chick flick The Ugly Truth — as the UK’s answer to Captain America.
“This would be a different angle on the usual superhero movies and not just because it is set outside of the US,” dished a Hollywood insider. “It will be darker and grittier than movies like Spider-Man and Iron Man — kind of like Marvel’s answer to The Dark Knight.
“There are few British actors who could take the title role but Gerard is the clear favorite. He’s perfect for it.” (showbizspy.com)
Gerard Butler revealed how he “hates himself” for ditching his accent to land Hollywood roles.
The 300 star – born in Glasgow – said to prevent slips he has begun speaking only in an American accent, despite slamming other stars for doing it. (sundaymail.co.uk)