Gerard Butler

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Gerard James Butler
  • Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/13/1969, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Gerard Butler Fast Facts:
  • Once sang for a Scottish rock band named Speed.
  • After training for almost two years at a top Scottish law firm, he was fired in 1995 for his hard-partying ways and lack of interest in actually practicing law.
  • First big-screen role came with the 1997 historical drama Mrs. Brown.
  • Was awarded a Certificate of Bravery from the Royal Humane Society while filming Mrs. Brown, after he saved a boy from drowning in the River Tay in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Was considered a top contender to become the next James Bond before Pierce Brosnan decided to return for 2002's Die Another Day.
  • Won the lead role in Joel Schumacher's adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) despite his limited singing experience.
  • His charity work includes involvement with the organizations Kids Kicking Cancer and Artists for Peace and Justice.
  • Gerard Butler Relationships:
  • Lynn Butler - Sister
  • Margaret - Mother
  • Alex Coll - Stepfather
  • Madalina Ghenea - Significant Other
  • Eileen Catterson - Cousin
  • Edward Butler - Father
  • Claire Catterson - Cousin
  • Brian Butler - Brother
  • College:
  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

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