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Gerard Butler

Born: November 13, 1969, Paisley - Scotland

Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor, producer, and singer.

After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as “Mrs. Brown” (1997), the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), and “Tale of the Mummy” (1998). In 2000, he starred as Dracula in the horror film “Dracula 2000” with Christopher Plummer and Jonny Lee Miller.

He subsequently played Attila the Hun in the miniseries “ Attila” (2001) and then appeared in the films “Reign of Fire” with Christian Bale (2002), and “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” with Angelina Jolie (2003), before playing André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's science fiction adventure “Timeline” (2003).

He then was cast as the role of Erik, The Phantom in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” alongside Emmy Rossum. That role earned him a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor.

Although “Attila” and “The Phantom of the Opera” were important breaks, it was only in 2007 that Butler gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder's fantasy war film “300”. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.

In the 2010s, he voiced the role of Stoick the Vast in the animated action-fantasy film “How to Train Your Dragon”, a role he later reprised in “Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon” (2010), “Gift of the Night Fury” (2011), and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2014).

He played military leader Tullus Aufidius in the 2011 film “Coriolanus”, a modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. He also played Sam Childers in the 2011 action biopic “Machine Gun Preacher”.

Butler starred in the action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013), opposite co-stars Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. Butler said he broke two bones in his neck while shooting the film, but did not realise this until he had an MRI scan.

Butler reprised his voice role as Stoick in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” in 2014. Two years later, Butler had the leading role in the “Olympus Has Fallen” sequel “London Has Fallen” and also portrayed Set in “Gods of Egypt”.

Butler has been a supporter of charity Mary's Meals since 2010. He visited the international development charity's programme in Liberia in 2014.

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Den of Thieves (2018)

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A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Geostorm (2017)

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Gerard Butler playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassin...

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Hunter Killer (2017)

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An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

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London Has Fallen (2016)

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In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

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A Family Man (2016)

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A corporate headhunter who's focused more on his job than his family puts his career on hold when his child is diagnosed with cancer.

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Gods of Egypt (2016)

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

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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 islands new favorite contact sport), the now inseparab...

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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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 respond, they are forced to rely on Banning...

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Chasing Mavericks (2012)

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

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Playing for Keeps (2012)

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A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team in an attempt to get his life together.

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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

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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.

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Coriolanus (2011)

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Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues. When a riot results in his expuls...

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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

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Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murd...

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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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 befriends the beast – which he names T...

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The Ugly Truth (2009)

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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.

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Gamer (2009)

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Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called 'Slayers' allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon (Lerman) controls Kable (Butler), the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity an...

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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his familys killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

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RocknRolla (2008)

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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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Nim's Island (2008)

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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

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P.S. I Love You (2007)

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

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Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)

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

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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 helped usher in the world'...

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Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

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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 marauding monster.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

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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 Christine be given lead roles. Things get...

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Dear Frankie (2004)

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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 story that he is away at sea on th...

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Timeline (2003)

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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.

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

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Intrepid British archaeologist Lara Croft has made perhaps the most important archaeological discovery in history: an orb that leads to the mythical Pandora's Box. Unfortunately, the orb falls into the hands of Jonathan Reiss, an evil scientist who deals in killer viruses and hopes to sell the s...

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Reign of Fire (2002)

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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 of the Dragons -- has much at stak...

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Shooters (2002)

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Tina possesses the gift of telekinesis, allowing her to move things and see the future, using the power of her mind. But when a devious doctor tries to exploit her ability, the gift becomes a hellish curse. Tina unwittingly unchains the merciless bloodthirsty Jason Voorhees from his watery grave, ig...

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Attila (2001)

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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves and passions, the gossips, intrigues and betrayals in...

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Mrs Brown (1997)

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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely to lead to monarchy crisis.

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