Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

  • Highest Rated: 99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Playing for Keeps (2012)
  • Birthday: Nov 13, 1969
  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Scottish actor Gerard Butler spent seven miserable years studying law before trying his hand at acting on the London stage. Half a decade later, a much happier Butler had over a dozen theater, movie, and television credits under his belt, including starring roles in the stage version of Trainspotting (1996) and the award-winning film Mrs. Brown (1997).Born on November 13, 1969, in Glasgow, Butler is the youngest of Margaret and Edward Butler's three children; he has a sister and a brother. When Butler was barely six months old, his family relocated to Montréal, Canada, where his father undertook several failed business ventures. A year and a half later, Butler's parents divorced, and his mother took the children back to Scotland. He saw his father once more when he was four years old, and then not again until he was 16. In the meantime, Butler grew up in his mother's hometown of Paisley, where he frequented a nearby movie theater. Enamored with acting, he convinced his mother to take him to auditions, eventually joining the Scottish Youth Theatre and playing a street urchin in Oliver! at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow. An exceptional student, Butler graduated at the top of his class. Hoping to please his family and his teachers, who felt acting was an unrealistic career choice, Butler enrolled in Glasgow University's law program. He served as the president of the school's law society and earned an honor's degree. After finishing college, Butler took a year and a half off to live in Los Angeles, where he appeared as an extra in the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston vehicle The Bodyguard (1992). He then traveled to Canada to be at his father's bedside as he succumbed to cancer. Shortly after his father's death, Butler returned to Scotland to begin a two-year law traineeship in Edinburgh at one of the country's top firms. But he was bored and discontented as a lawyer, and still dreamed about performing. He went to see Trainspotting on-stage at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and knew he had made the wrong career choice. Soon enough, Butler's unhappiness began to show in his work, and his firm fired him with only a week left in his training. Two days later, at age 25, he moved to London to begin his acting career. Butler took on a series of odd jobs -- from waiting tables to demonstrating clockwork toys at a trade show -- while looking for work as an actor. He was supposed to be serving as a casting assistant for the play Coriolanus at the Mermaid Theatre when he ran into the show's director, actor Steven Berkoff, at a coffee bar and asked to read for a part. Impressed with the ex-barrister's moxie, Berkoff agreed and Butler secured his first professional acting role. While rehearsing for Coriolanus, he accompanied one of the other actors to an audition for the same stage adaptation of Trainspotting he had seen in Edinburgh and landed the lead part of Mark Renton. In 1997, with his theater career firmly established, Butler made his big-screen debut opposite Billy Connolly and Judi Dench in Mrs. Brown. Sometime later, he had returned to the film's shooting location, Taymouth Castle, for a picnic when he saw a child drowning in the nearby River Tay. Butler dove into the water and saved the boy. The actor received a Certificate of Bravery from the Royal Humane Society for his selfless act. That same year, he earned a small speaking part as a bad guy in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies before spoofing ex-Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow for the 1998 series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. Butler finished out the '90s by appearing in the television comedy Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, as well as returning to the stage to appear opposite Sheila Gish and Rachel Weisz in Suddenly, Last Summer in London's West End. Butler began the new millennium with supporting parts in the gangster film Shooters (2000) and the war drama Harrison's Flowers (2000). He then simultaneously landed the high-profile title roles in Wes Craven's D

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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39% Angel Has Fallen Mike Banning Producer 2019
64% Them That Follow Producer 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Stoick 2019
86% The Vanishing Producer James Ducat 2019
No Score Yet How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming Stoick 2019
36% Hunter Killer Producer Capt. Joe Glass 2018
41% Den of Thieves Producer Actor Executive Producer $44.7M 2018
16% Geostorm Jake Lawson $33.7M 2017
13% A Family Man Producer Dane Jensen 2017
31% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) Producer 2016
27% London Has Fallen Producer Mike Banning 2016
16% Gods Of Egypt Set $31.2M 2016
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Stoick $147.1M 2014
No Score Yet Motor City Actor 2014
49% Olympus Has Fallen Producer Mike Banning $98.7M 2013
5% Movie 43 Chaun $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet Thunder Run Actor 2013
4% Playing for Keeps George $13.1M 2012
32% Chasing Mavericks Frosty Hesson Executive Producer $5.9M 2012
No Score Yet Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury Stoick 2011
27% Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers Executive Producer $0.5M 2011
92% Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius $0.5M 2011
No Score Yet Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury / Book Of Dragons Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon Legends Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
No Score Yet Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Stoick 2010
99% How to Train Your Dragon Stoick $217M 2010
12% The Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd $66.8M 2010
26% Law Abiding Citizen Clyde Shelton Producer $73.4M 2009
30% Gamer Kable $20.5M 2009
14% The Ugly Truth Mike $89M 2009
No Score Yet Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood The Sea Captain 2009
60% RocknRolla One Two $5.7M 2008
51% Nim's Island Jack Rusoe/Alex Rover $48M 2008
25% P.S. I Love You Gerry Kennedy $53.6M 2007
No Score Yet Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel) Neil Warner 2007
86% Shadow Company Narrator 2007
60% 300 König Leonidas King Leonidas $210.6M 2007
No Score Yet Wrath of Gods Actor 2006
47% Beowulf & Grendel Beowulf 2006
26% Le match de leur vie Frank Borghi $0.4M 2005
81% Dear Frankie The Stranger 2005
33% The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom $51.2M 2005
No Score Yet Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula Actor 2005
11% Timeline Andre Marek $19.4M 2003
25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Terry Sheridan $65.8M 2003
42% Reign of Fire Creedy $43M 2002
49% Harrison's Flowers Chris Kumac $1.7M 2002
No Score Yet Jury Johnnie Donne 2002
No Score Yet Attila Attila 2001
No Score Yet One More Kiss Actor 2001
18% Dracula 2000 Dracula $32.7M 2000
54% The Cherry Orchard Actor 2000
No Score Yet Shooters Jackie Junior 2000
No Score Yet Fast Food Jacko 1999
17% Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy Burke 1999
No Score Yet Please! Actor 1999
57% Tomorrow Never Dies HMS Devonshire Leading Seaman 1997
92% Mrs. Brown Archie Brown 1997
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown Actor 1997

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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2019
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  • 2014
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
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  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
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  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2005
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet It's On With Alexa Chung
2009
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Johnnie Dunne Johnnie Donne Johnnie Dunn
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Dr. Tim Bolton
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Gerard Butler CHARACTERS

Mike Banning
Mr. President, those better be comfortable shoes.
President Benjamin Asher
What happens if you don't come back?
Mike Banning
You're f***ed.
Mike Banning
You're fucked.
President Benjamin Asher
Did you really have to do that?
Mike Banning
No.
Mike Banning
I was wondering when you'd come out of the closet
Mike Banning
I was wondering when you'd come out of the closet.
Mike Banning
I was wondering when you'd come out of the closet.
President Benjamin Asher
That's not funny.
Mike Banning
Yeah, well you should've brought more men.
Mike Banning
Get down!
Mike Banning
Hell of a presidential race, sir.
Set
Bow before me. Or die.
Set
You are not fit to be king. It's my turn now.
Hiccup
I wish I could be that sure.
Stoick
Listen, I know what it's like to miss someone you love this time of year. but what do we do when they can't be here for the holiday? we celebrate them. and I imagine that's exactly what Toothless would want you to do.
Stoick
It takes more than a little fire to kill me!
Stoick
For you, my dear...anything.
Valerie Sharp
You never told me your name.
The Count
I have many, we are so much more complicated than our names.
Stoick
A man who kills without reason cannot be reasoned with.
Stoick
I thought I'd have to die before I'd have that dance again.
Valka
No need for drastic measures.
Stoick
For you, my dear, anything.
Stoick
You're as beautiful as the day I lost you.
Stoick
It takes more than fire to take me down.
The Phantom
Now let it be war upon you both.
Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
Is he alive?
Mike Banning
Ask me a serious question.
Sid
All I know is, I'm out fifty-hundred if she's not in that courtroom on Monday morning.
Milo Boyd
Wait, you're telling me that I'll get five grand to go pick up my ex-wife and bring her to jail?
Sid
You're a good listener.
Milo Boyd
(laughs and dances for joy)
Milo Boyd
You see, what I do is, I hunt down criminals. Idiots who jump bail, specifically.
Nicole Hurley
(laughing) You are a bounty hunter?
Milo Boyd
Yeah. And much as it pains me to say this, and it really does, I gotta take you to jail.
Nicole Hurley
Life is making mistakes.
Milo Boyd
And death is wishing that you had made more.
Nicole Hurley
(Milo dumps her in his trunk) No, you have gotta be kidding! You cannot be putting me in the trunk! You cannot be serious!
Milo Boyd
(shuts the trunk) I'm dead "serious"!
Milo Boyd
Are you trying to seduce me?
Nicole Hurley
Yeah.
Milo Boyd
What's the hottest thing about me? That would be my gun.
Nicole Hurley
Why do people do that?
Milo Boyd
Why do people do what?
Nicole Hurley
Deny that they've ever done anything wrong in the relationship - why can't people take responsibility for their shit and move on?
Milo Boyd
(Nicole is calling Milo from inside his trunk) Nic... Nicole?
Nicole Hurley
(crying) Please stop...
Milo Boyd
Hey, remember how we used to be in love?
Nicole Hurley
(still crying) Yeah.
Milo Boyd
Well, that means I know when you're crying for real, and when you're faking it! Bye-bye!
Milo Boyd
(laughs and hangs up)
Nicole Hurley
Oh! God, Milo!
Nicole Hurley
(Pounds on the trunk with her fists)
Milo Boyd
(laughing) Oh, God... so good.
King Leonidas
Tonight, we dine in hell!
Stoick
Protect our people. It is your destiny.
Inmate
(Cellmate) Nice bed.
Inmate
Nice bed.
Clyde Shelton
Thanks. It's a single.
Milo Boyd
Nicole, what are you doing in here?
Nicole Hurley
I'm going to bed?
The Phantom
Anywhere you go let me go too!
Simon
Cool, huh?
Kable
No. Not cool. Pay attention to the fucking game!
Lara Croft
A bit rusty, are we?
Terry Sheridan
Oh, I think it's coming back.
Lara Croft
I expected more from a Scot.
Terry Sheridan
I don't expect anything from an Englishwoman.
Mike Banning
40 commandos breached the gate, 28 are left.
Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
How do we know we can trust the information?
Mike Banning
I just asked nicely.
Mike Banning
You speak English? They teach you that where you come from? 'cause you know what they teach me? Is how to extract information from people like you.
Mike Banning
You speak English? They teach you that where you come from? 'Cause you know what they teach me? Is how to extract information from people like you.
Mike Banning
Classified? Really? Well right now, I think I have the proverbial need to fuckin' know.
Mike Banning
Let's play a game of "fuck off", you go first.
Mike Banning
In English.
Mike Banning
Maybe ill leak pictures of your body to the press because I know how much you like that shit
Mike Banning
Maybe I'll leak pictures of your body to the press because I know how much you like that shit.
Mike Banning
False Alarm.
Mike Banning
Sorry about the house, sir.
President Benjamin Asher
It's okay. I believe it's insured.
Mike Banning
Hashtag? What the fuck is that?
Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs
Shift 3! Shift 3!
Mike Banning
Lets play a game of "Go Fuck Yourself", you go first.
Frosty Hesson
What are you afraid of? You've got a chance to change everything. Take It. This is about more then just surfing. This is about choices you make in life. This is about finding that one thing that sets you free. You need to believe in yourself or none of this matters.
George
I think he has a learnin' disability.
The Count
We are so much more complicated than our names, Lucy.
Lucy
I was named after the "Peanuts" character.
Lucy
I was named after the 'Peanuts' character.
The Count
I don't drink...coffee.
Solina
It's a special thing to be chosen. It feels like being born.
The Count
You haven't been feeding her.
Clyde Shelton
I did what I had to do.
Iqbal
How do you get to meet so many hot women?
George
I have an ascent!
Mike Chadway
Well, you better start. Because if you don't wanna have sex with you, why the hell would Colin?
Abby Richter
He loves red wine, picnics, classical music...
Mike Chadway
This is a guy in America? Right? I mean, you're not calling from Europe or something?
Abby Richter
He loves dogs, but he's more of a cat person. He never gets up before you on a Sunday morning.
Mike Chadway
Wait a second, I get it. You're a lesbian!
Mike Chadway
So you wanna win a man over,you don't need 10 steps, you need one, and it's called a blowjob. And don't forget to....
Mike Chadway
So you wanna win a man over, you don't need 10 steps, you need one, and it's called a blowjob. And don't forget to....
Selma
You are a herd dog?
Beowulf
I've been called worse...
George
"I think he has a learning disability"
George
I think he has a learning disability.
Stoick
I take him fishing and he goes hunting for trolls!
Gobber
Trolls exist! They take your socks but only the left ones.
George
Let's get these wankers!
Tullus Aufidius
I think he'll be to Rome as is the osprey to the fish, who takes it by sovereignty of nature.
King Leonidas
Tonight, we dine in Hell.
Messenger
This is madness!
King Leonidas
Madness? This is Sparta!
Attila
You Romans play with kings and nations as a child plays with toys.
Flavius Aetius
I go back to Rome soon. Come with me, and learn how the world is ruled. Find out if Rome really does play with nations as though they were toys. There is no-one like you in Rome, and no-one like me here. You and I can do great things together
Attila
If we don't kill each other first.
Flavius Aetius
Civilized men are easy to conquer, but civilization still belongs to the civilized, not the barbarians.
Attila
It belongs to whoever is strong enough to take it.
Attila
Trickery and deceit. That is the way of the Romans, not of the Huns.
Flavius Aetius
Yes, but which way rules the world?
Attila
I thought that the War God had refused me a sign, but I was wrong. What better sign than an enemy prepared to fight?
King Leonidas
The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.
King Leonidas
You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!
Messenger
This is blasphemy! This is madness!
King Leonidas
Madness...?
Messenger
This is Sparta!
King Leonidas
This is Sparta!
Gerry
P.S I love you
Gerry
P.S I love you.
Gerry
P.S. I love you.
King Leonidas
prepare for glory!
King Leonidas
Prepare for glory!
Mike Chadway
Rule #4: Never talk about your problems 'cause men don't really listen or care.
Mike Chadway
You know how to flirt. "Oh, my name's Abby and I love reading Tolstoy. I also love cats, gardening, and romantic picnics." I don't think so.
Mike Chadway
You know how to flirt. 'Oh, my name's Abby and I love reading Tolstoy. I also love cats, gardening, and romantic picnics.' I don't think so.
Xerxes
Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Persian
Our arrows will blot out the sun!
King Leonidas
Then we will fight in the shade.
Stelios
Then we will fight in the shade.
Mike Chadway
You have to be two people. The saint and the sinner. The librarian and the stripper.
Mike Chadway
Men like something to grab on, other than your ass.
Stoick
Turns out all we needed was a little more of this.
Hiccup
You just gestured to all of me.
Stoick
They have killed hundreds of us
Hiccup
....We have killed thousands of them
King Leonidas
SPARTANS! Prepare for battle! For tonight, WE DINE IN HELL!!
King Leonidas
SPARTANS! Prepare for battle! For tonight, WE DINE IN HELL!
The Phantom
Sing for me!
King Leonidas
You bring the heads of conquered kings to my city steps! You insult my queen... You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully persian, but you should have done the same!
Persian Emissary
This is blasphemy... This is madness!
King Leonidas
Madness? THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
Meg Giry
"Oh Christine he's so handsome"
Meg Giry
Oh Christine he's so handsome.
Meg Giry
"Where in the world have you been hiding, really you were perfect. I only wish I knew your secret, who is your new tutor?"
Meg Giry
Where in the world have you been hiding, really you were perfect. I only wish I knew your secret, who is your new tutor?
Meg Giry
Where in the world have you been hiding, really you were perfect. I only wish I knew your secret, who is this great tutor?
The Phantom
I am your Angel of Music, come to me Angel of Music
Nick Rice
I had to call his wife and tell her that her husband had been buried alive.
Clyde Shelton
Well, justice should be harsh Nick... especially for those who denied it to others.
Gorgo
Spartan!
King Leonidas
Yes my lady!
Gorgo
Come back with your shield, or on it.
King Leonidas
Yes my lady
King Leonidas
Yes my lady.
King Leonidas
Lets give them something to drink!
King Leonidas
Give Them Nothing... But take from Them Everything!
King Leonidas
Give them nothing! But take from them everything!
King Leonidas
This is Sparta!
One Two
What... what exactly is it that you... that you want to do to me, then, Bob?
One Two
I'm going back to bed.
Handsome Bob
Can I come?
Stoick
We're Vikings, it's an occupational hazard.
Kable
What are you- twelve?
Simon
Iâ??m seventeen actually, thank you. This is unbelievable.
Simon
I'm seventeen actually, thank you. This is unbelievable.
Kable
How am I not dead yet?â??
Kable
How am I not dead yet?
Simon
Because Iâ??m a badass motherfucker.
Simon
Because I'm a badass motherfucker.
One Two
You are scary good at it!
Handsome Bob
Do you miss it?
One Two
Shut up ,Bob. I 'll slap you.
Detective Dunnigan
I believe those cots are bolted into the cell.
Clyde Shelton
Well, thats what wrenches are for... Dumbass!
Persian General
Spartans! Lay down your weapons!
King Leonidas
Persians! Come and get them!
Mike Chadway
Rule #3, men are very visual. We have to change your look.
Abby Richter
What's wrong with my look?
Mike Chadway
Abby, you're a very attractive woman, but you're completely inaccessible. You're all about comfort and efficiency!
Abby Richter
What's wrong with comfort and efficiency?
Mike Chadway
Well nothing, except no one wants to fuck it.
Captain
Madness? This is Sparta!
King Leonidas
Madness? This is Sparta!
King Leonidas
THIS IS SPARTA!!
King Leonidas
THIS IS SPARTA!
Clyde Shelton
I'm just getting warmed up.
Clyde Shelton
This is Von Clausewitz shit-total fucking war.
The Stranger
"Every day you were protecting him!"
The Stranger
Every day you were protecting him!
King Leonidas
The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.
King Leonidas
This is where we hold them; this is where we fight; this is where they die.
Captain
Earn these shields boys! Owu! (Spartans)
Captain
Earn these shields boys! Owu! [Spartans]
King Leonidas
Remember this day men, for it will be yours for all time.
Persian
Spartans, lay down your weapons!
King Leonidas
Persians, come and get them!
Stoick
Winter is almost here and I've got an entire village to feed!
Hiccup
Well between me and you the village could use a little less feeding.