GERARD BUTLER (Kable / Tillman) made his mark in Hollywood in 2007 starring as Leonidas, the Spartan King, in Zack Snyder's blockbuster 300. The film broke box office records in its opening weekend, earning more than $450 million worldwide. The project solidified Butler as a leading man on the screen in both the United States and Great Britain.
This spring Gerard stars in the upcoming battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy THE UGLY TRUTH, opposite Katherine Heigl.
Recently Gerard was seen in the Guy Ritchie feature ROCKNROLLA, alongside Thandie Newton and Jeremy Piven, as well as the children's adventure film NIM'S ISLAND, opposite Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin. In December 2007 Butler starred in the romantic drama P.S. I LOVE YOU with Hilary Swank.
In 2004 Butler won the coveted title role in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. He earned critical acclaim for his work opposite Emily Mortimer in the independent feature DEAR FRANKIE, which screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Gerard has also been seen in BEOWULF & GRENDEL, THE GAME OF THEIR LIVES, TIMELINE, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE and REIGN OF FIRE.
In 1997 Butler made his feature film debut in John Madden's award-winning drama HER MAJESTY, MRS. BROWN, starring Judi Dench. His early film work includes roles in FAST FOOD, ONE MORE KISS, HARRISON'S FLOWERS and the 1999 screen adaptation of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD.
Born in Scotland, Butler made his stage debut at the age of twelve in the musical Oliver at Glasgow's famous Kings Theatre. As a young man his dreams of acting were temporarily deterred, and he went on to study law for seven years before returning to the stage in London. In 1996 he landed the lead role in the acclaimed stage production of Trainspotting. He later starred on the London Stage in such plays as Snatch and the Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer,ā€¯ opposite Rachel Weisz.
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