Gerard Butler Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Feb 29, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 28, 2022
Gerard Butler became extremely popular after appearing in the popular film '300'!
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About Gerard Butler

Gerard James Butler is a popular Scottish actor and film producer.
Gerard was born in 1969 in Scotland and spent much of his early years as a law student. He started his career in law before opting to become an actor.
Butler was influenced by movies and TV shows from an early age and was an enthusiastic cinemagoer. While in college, Butler became a member of the Scottish Youth Theatre and learned about acting from his colleagues. Butler graduated from college with a degree in law but was unsure about a law career. He worked as a trainee lawyer before he was fired, following which he relocated to London to focus on his acting career. His first stage appearance occurred in the play 'Coriolanus' and he kept searching for movie roles.
Butler became famous for his role as The Phantom in the film 'The Phantom Of The Opera'. He slowly became popular and began appearing in more films before bagging the starring role in the movie '300', the movie he is best known for. The actor even was a member of the rock band 'Speed' before he began acting professionally.
Today Gerard is best known for his appearances in '300', 'Olympus Has Fallen', 'How To Train Your Dragon', and 'P.S I Love You'.

Gerard Butler’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gerard Butler’s net worth?

Gerard Butler is an established actor and producer and his estimated net worth is $40 million. Gerard is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.

How much does Gerard Butler earn per year?

The Scottish actor has not made his annual earnings public.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gerard Butler?

Gerard Butler is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Gerard Butler?

Gerard Butler was born on November 13, 1969. He is 53 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Gerard Butler was born in Scotland but only lived in the country for six months before his family relocated to Canada. However, he did not live in Canada for long as his parents separated soon after, and Butler was brought back to Scotland by his mother as an 18-month-old baby.
He was a smart child and performed well in his studies and went to the University of Glasgow School of Law/Glasgow University. Meanwhile, at college, he developed an interest in theater and joined the Scottish Youth Theatre as a teenager.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gerard Butler dating?

Gerard Butler was born to the couple Edward Butler and Margaret Butler in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The actor was the youngest among siblings Lynn Butler and Brian Butler.
Butler is not dating anyone as of now and states that his work doesn't leave him with enough time for dating and relationships.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gerard Butler is best known for the role of Spartan King Leonidas in the action movie '300'. The celebrity received critical acclaim for his acting and won several awards. Butler is also known for his roles in movies such as 'Olympus Has Fallen', and the animated film 'How To Train Your Dragon'.
Some other popular movies of the actor-producer include 'P.S I Love You', 'Hunter Killer', 'The Ugly Truth', 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life' and many others.
In spite of a potentially successful law career, Butler would find himself attracted to Hollywood. He was fired from his job due to missing work as a trainee lawyer. After being fired Butler did not look for a law career and instead relocated to London with the dream of becoming a star and creating a successful career. He reconnected with an old friend from his Youth Theatre days who helped him get a theatre role in the play 'Coriolanus'.
Butler worked his way through small roles in theater and began booking roles in films such as 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'Mrs. Brown', and 'Tale Of The Mummy'. Butler was in Los Angeles during this period and eventually landed his breakthrough roles in the film 'Dracula 2000' and 'Attila'. The former was a massive hit at the box office.
Gerard Butler would continue making appearances in films and landed the role of Terry Sheridan in the 2003 action film 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life'. He later appeared in movies such as 'Phantom Of The Opera', 'Timeline', 'Dear Frankie', and 'Beowulf & Grendel'.
Butler's biggest breakthrough came in 2007 when he was cast as King Leonidas in the action film '300'. He gained massive popularity through the film and the role acted as the turning point in his acting career.
He later voiced the character of Stoick in the 2010 animated film 'How To Train Your Dragon'.
Butler starred as Mike Banning in the 2013 action thriller movie 'Olympus Has Fallen' alongside actors Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman. He reprised his roles in the spinoff film 'Angel Has Fallen' and 'London Has Fallen'.

Charity Work

Gerard Butler runs charities in his home country Scotland and participates in charities such as Mary's Meals, which offers meals to children in third world countries such as Liberia and Haiti.

What awards has Gerard Butler won?

Gerard Butler has won several awards over his career, and one of his most important awards is the MTV Movie and TV Awards which he won for his portrayal of King Leonidas in '300'.

Gerard Butler’s Hobbies And Interests

Gerard Butler has an active lifestyle and enjoys sports like horseback riding, skiing, football, and baseball.

Other Interesting Gerard Butler Facts And Trivia

  • Before Gerard Butler was a hotshot at the box office, he worked as a trainee lawyer after graduation with a law degree at the Edinburgh law firm in Scotland. He was fired for poor attendance as he suffered from alcohol abuse during his early career.
  • Gerard Butler relocated to London at the age of 25 to pursue his luck in Hollywood. The actor would have to wait until 1997 to get his first acting role in the movie 'Mrs. Brown'.
  • The popular film star was 27 years old when he landed his first role in the movie 'Mrs. Brown'.
  • Gerard Butler was cast in the 2000 film 'Reign Of Fire' and shared the screen with star Matthew McConaughey. The film put him on the map.

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Gerard Butler Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gerard James Butler

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188 cm

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Actor, Producer, Voice artist


Glasgow University

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Edward Butler, Margaret Butler


Lynn Butler, Brian Butler
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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