Gerard Butler is a Scottish man who is mostly known as an actor and a movie producer. He didn’t start his life being an actor. He went to school and studied Law. In the 1990s, he had a change of heart and embraced acting. Gerard Butler net worth as of 2020 is about $30 million. After portraying the role of King Leonidas in the war movie “300”, he sort of established himself as an actor. That role earned him two nominations (Saturn and Empire Award for Best Actor) and he also won an MTV Movie Award.
Some of the movies he has featured in are “Tale of the Mummy” in 1998, “Dracula 2000” in 2000, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider-The Cradle of Life” in 2013, “Timeline” also in 2013, “Gift of the Night Fury” in 2011, “Angel has fallen” and lots more. Acting is one of the main sources of Gerard Butler net worth and just like so many actors before him, he had to work his way to get his fortune. Let us take a look at the actor and his early life as a child and upcoming.
Gerald Butler Biography
The actor Gerard James Butler was born in 1969 on the 13th of November to Edward Butler and Margaret in Paisley Renfrewshire. He is the last child of his parents and also has Irish ancestry. Their family moved to Montreal when Gerard was 6 months but his mother relocated to Scotland months later after she and Edward divorced. He did not see his father again until he was sixteen.
Butler went to St Mirin’s & St Margaret’s High School where he was the head boy. He also went to Scottish Youth Theatre and University of Glasgow School of Law where he studied Law. While in the university, he was the president of the law society. Gerard also sang in a band called “Speed”. At just 22, tragedy struck him when his father died of cancer.
Before graduating from law school, he lived in California for one year. While there, he worked, drank and lived a reckless life. Looking back and explaining his decisions then, he said “I was out of control and justifying it with this idea that ‘I’m young, this is life. This is me just being boisterous”. When he was done, he went back to school to write his final exams.
Gerard Butler Career
After he left school, Gerard started working as a trainee at a firm in Edinburg. Gerard wasn’t living responsibly at this time, he missed work frequently and drank a lot. Gerard Butler was fired a week for him to become a lawyer and he decided to move to London to pursue a career that will give him fame. He has admitted that he got into acting to become popular.
Gerard couldn’t get any roles when he first started auditioning and he had to do menial jobs to support himself. After some time, he met an old friend who was now a movie director. They started dating and she took him for an audition in the film “Coriolanus” and he was cast for the role. He was 27 years old at that time when he made his first acting debut. After that, he also got a part in “Trainspotting”, he then moved to Los Angeles after this. At L.A, Butler won parts in hit movies like “Dracula” “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Dear Frankie”.
Acting is one of the major contributor of Gerard Butler net worth but when the actor started, he started with small roles. After his initial films, in 1997, he appeared in the movie “Mrs. Brown”, then that same year, he also featured in “Tomorrow Never Dies”, a James Bond film. In 2000 and 2001 respectively, he featured in “Atilla” and “Dracula”. Gerard Butler starred in “Reign of Fire” in 2002, “Lara Croft” alongside popular actress Angeline Jolie in 2003, and lots more.
After making his film debut, he started starring in so many movies. In the year 2005, he appeared in “Game of Their Lives”, “Beowulf & Grendel” and “Dear Frankie”. His major breakthrough came in 2006 after he starred in “300”, and then in 2007, he starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in “Butterfly on a Wheel”.
Some of the films the actor featured in the 2000s are “The Ugly Truth”, “Law Abiding Citizen”, “The Bounty Hunter”, and he starred as a voice actor in “How to Train Your Dragon”. He made his producing debut in the film “Law Abiding Citizen”.
Gerard Butler Movies
Some of the movies that he has acted in include;
- Angel Has Fallen
- London Has Fallen
- Olympus Has Fallen
- Law Abiding Citizen
- Hunter Killer
- Den of Thieves
- The Ugly Truth
- The Bounty Hunter
- P.S. I Love You
- The Vanishing
- Gods of Egypt
- The Phantom of The Opera
- Machine Gun Preacher
- Playing For Keeps
- How To Train Your Dragon
- A Family Man
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Gerard Butler Net Worth
Since he started his career in the 1990s, the 50-year-old actor has appeared in several movies. With all his time in the movie industry entertaining people, Gerard Butler net worth is approximately 30 million dollars. His main source of wealth is the movies that he works in. He signs up 4 to 5 movies on an average, on a yearly basis. The good-looking actor bought his Los Feliz home Los Angeles for $3,250,000 sometime in 2008. Gerard Butler also has a white Mercedes Benz SL550 and a Range Rover Sport which he drives around.
Gerard Butler Relationships and Personal Life
He no longer takes alcohol and in 2012, he completed a treatment against abuse of painkillers. In 2018, his house was destroyed in a fire accident and he also attended FIDF (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces), a fundraiser. He is also a huge supporter of Mary’s Meal charity.
He has a problem (Tinnitus) in his right ear that makes it hard for him to hear even though he had surgery in the ear as a child.
Talking about relationships, there have been rumors as to who he might or might not have dated. Gerard Butler has reportedly dated big actresses and models in the industry. Some of these are Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Shanna Moakler, Naomi Campbell, Rosario Dawson, and Josie D’arby. The actor has been pretty private about his romantic relationships.
Gerard Butler Awards and Honors
Gerard Butler has received different Award nominations in various categories. Some of the Awards he has been nominated for are “Satellite”, “Golden Schmoes”, “Empire”, “Saturn”, “People’s Choice”, “Teen Choice”, “Annie”, “Golden Raspberry”, and “Golden Camera”. He has won awards like “MTV” for best fight, “World Stunt” for Action Movie Star of the Year”, and “Golden Camera” for Best International Actor.
Finally, that is all there is to know about the actor. He has appeared in many movies and played different roles showing us his impeccable talent. As of 2020, Gerard Butler net worth is approximately 30 million dollars.