Gerard Butler Trivia: 25 Fun Facts About Scottish Actor Gerard Butler

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This article includes information on Gerard Butler, including his movies, personal life and history. The article also features Gerard Butler photos, movie posters and one interview.

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1. Gerard Butler was born in 1969, Paisley, Scotland

2. He has both Irish and Scottish heritage.

3. He stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m).

4. He is a trained lawyer.

5. He was an active and a successful student.

6. He used to sing in a rock band.

7. He didn’t have any singing training before landing the lead role in The Phantom of The Opera.

8. He got kicked out of his job as a trainee lawyer due to the fact that he showed up hungover during the big music/theater festival in Scotland.

9. He took a year off from studying and came to the States. He got arrested often because of drunken fights.

10. He hated wearing suits and having to be in the office.

11. He got his first acting gig at the age of 25.

12. He is famous for being extremely sincere on his interviews and he doesn’t making talking about his humiliating moments to entertain the audience. Below is a collection of miscellaneous funny Gerard Butler interviews.

13. So far some of his male co-stars included Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey (both in Reign of Fire)

Pierce Brosnan (Butterfly on a Wheel), Patrick Wilson (Phantom of The Opera), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (PS I love you), Paul Walker (Timeline), Michael C. Hall (Gamer) and Jamie Foxx (Law Abiding Citizen)

Timeline starring Paul Walker and Gerard Butler

Butterfly on a Wheel starring Gerard Butler Image via

14. Some of his female co-stars are Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider Cradle of Life), Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter), Maria Bello (Butterfly on a Wheel), Katherine Heigl (The Ugly Truth), Jodie Foster (Nim’s Island) , Emily Mortimer (Dear Frankie) and Thandie Newton (Rocknrolla).

The Ugly Truth starring Gerard Butler and Katherine Hegil Image via

15. Butler never openly admitted to dating Jennifer Aniston in real life.

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, the set of The Bounty Hunter Image via

16. He is known for being really nice to his fans.

17. He is most famous for his role as King Leonidas in the movie 300, a movie adapted from Frank Miller’s graphic novel.

18. Gerard Butler hosted one episode of the popular tv comedy show Saturday Night Live and spoofed his own character King Leonidas in the 300 stint. 300 soldiers were al portrayed as gay and the king was portrayed as extremely naïve.

19. He has plays American men often.

20. His highest rated film on IMDB is the animation How to Train Your Dragon. It is currently rated 8.3 and it is in IMDB’S TOP 250 movies list.

21. Among his non-animated movies, the highest ratings belong to 300 and Dear Frankie.

22. He starred in an award-winning short film Please!.

23. Up to now, he has played in a variety of genres. The genres of his movies include drama, thriller, romance, comedy, action, adventure, family, fantasy, animation, sci-fi, horror and short.

24. Americans and The Scottish pronounce his name very differently.

25. He and P.S I love you co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan both took guitar lessons prior to their roles.


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