Actor Trading Cards: Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler
GERARD BUTLER

Born: November 13, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland, UK
Height: 6’2

Personal Quote:

“The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated… That’s what you hope for.”

Did You Know?

Butler has quickly gained a reputation as one of the nicest actors around, as he always takes time to socialize with fans and hangs out with crew members as much as co-stars on film sets.

SUMMARY:

Gerard Butler is quite possibly my favorite action hero in Hollywood today. While his acting may not earn him any Oscar nominations in the near future, the enthusiasm he brings to his roles makes him an entertaining spectacle of bravado (and sometimes boorish) good fun. Look for back-to-back, action-packed theatrical releases from Butler coming up both this weekend (Gods of Egypt) and next weekend (London Has Fallen)!

HIGHLIGHTS:
Best Known For: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (‘Terry Sheridan’), 300 (‘King Leonidas’), Law Abiding Citizen (‘Clyde Shelton’), How to Train Your Dragon (Voice of ‘Stoick’), Olympus Has Fallen (‘Mike Banning’)

Breakout Role (according to the masses): 300

Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): 300
– This is actually a tough call because I’m a huge fan of Reign of Fire, and Butler’s character, ‘Creedy’ was one of my favorites in the film…but at the end of the day, ‘King Leonidas’ was truly the role that put Butler on my radar.

Box Office Status: Fan Favorite

Next Project to Look Out for: Gods of Egypt (In theaters February 26th) & London Has Fallen (In theaters March 3rd)

Most Famous Scene: While King Leonidas is undoubtedly Butler’s most famous role, choosing just one scene is extremely difficult…so I’m including both of my personal favorites here:

“This is Sparta!”

“This is Where We Fight!”

AWARDS:

Nominated for Favorite Action Star (People’s Choice Awards) in 2010

Nominated for Best Actor (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards) in 2008 for “300″

Won for Best Fight (MTV Movie Awards) in 2007 for “300″

ONE LAST THING:

It’s hard to get a read on how well audiences will like Gods of Egypt, but with a production budget rumored to be upwards of 130 million, at least we should get some great special effects:

And just in case action junkies like myself needed a reason to go right back to the theater the following weekend, here’s a trailer for London Has Fallen:

AND ONE MORE THING:

Before he became an action star, Butler put his musical / vocal chops to work in 2004’s big screen version of The Phantom of the Opera:

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About Leo Craven

Leo Craven is an author, family man, marketing professional and avid follower of the entertainment, sports & technology industries. He released his first book, Hallows End, at the end of 2013 and publishes his shorter fictional works on his website www.leocraven.com.

Posted on February 23, 2016, in Actor Trading Cards, Film, Leo Craven, television and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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