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GERARD BUTLER (Frosty Hesson, Executive Producer) is a gifted actor with a striking charm and humor, who has impressed audiences in roles that cross all ends of the spectrum. This year, Butler will star in in the Gabriele Muccino-directed film "Playing for Keeps," to be released December 7. Butler portrays a retired world famous soccer star who tries to rebuild his relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching his son's soccer team.

Butler is currently in production on Antoine Fuqua's White House-set action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen," where he stars opposite Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Rick Yune, Ashley Judd and Robert Forster. Butler plays a former Secret Service agent trying to stop Korean terrorists who have infiltrated the White House and taken the president (Eckhart) hostage. The Nu Image/Millennium Films movie is set for release in 2014.

Butler solidified himself as a leading man when he starred as the bold and heroic King Leonidas in Zack Snyder's blockbuster film "300." The film broke box office records in its opening weekend and went on to earn more than $450 million worldwide.

In 2011, Butler starred in "Machine Gun Preacher," directed by Marc Forster. The film was based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been forced to become soldiers. Butler also starred in the critically acclaimed film "Coriolanus" about the relationship of authority, power, and the emotions that drive them. The film is based on the Shakespearean play. Butler stars alongside Ralph Fiennes, who also directed the film.

In March of 2010 Butler voiced the lead character, Stoick, in the DreamWorks Oscar nominated animated film, "How to Train Your Dragon."

Butler has appeared in a wide variety of films spanning all genres including: "The Bounty Hunter," opposite Jennifer Aniston; Robert Luketic's "The Ugly Truth," opposite Katherine Heigl; Lionsgate's "Gamer"; Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla," with Thandie Newton and Jeremy Piven; "Nim's Island," with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin; "P.S. I Love You," with Hilary Swank; "Beowulf & Grendel"; "The Game of Their Lives"; Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera"; the independent feature "Dear Frankie," opposite Emily Mortimer; "Timeline"; "Lara Croft Tomb Raider": "The Cradle of Life"; "Reign of Fire"; and John Madden's award-winning drama "Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown," starring Judi Dench. His early film work includes roles in "Harrison's Flowers," "One More Kiss," "Fast Food," and the screen adaptation of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard."

Butler launched a production shingle with his longtime manager Alan Siegel in March 2008. Their debut project, "Law Abiding Citizen," starring Butler, grossed over $100 million worldwide and became Overture Films' most lucrative opening to date.

Butler is a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice. APJ was established in 2009 and is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world.


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