Gerard Butler was born on November 13, 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland.
As a child, Gerard played in the Scottish Youth Theatre, at 12 years old had a small role at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Glasgow, he went to Los Angeles to try his luck in acting. After a year and a half screen tests Butler gets a role of extras in the movie "The Bodyguard".
After burying his father, he returned to Scotland and took a two-year internship at one of the largest law firms, but the dissatisfaction in the profession led to prolonged depression and alcoholism. One day he saw at the festival film "Trainspotting", Butler finally realized his true recognition - acting, and went to London. After small roles in the theater, he landed a starring role in the play "Trainspotting" - just based on the movie that changed his life.
Butler's debut on the big screen took place in 1997 in the film "Mrs. Brown". After participating in the gangster thriller "Arrows", the military drama "Harrison's Flowers" and the television series "Attila conqueror" of the actor's image is fixed courageous hero. In 2003, the release of the movie "Reign of Fire", "Timeline" and "Lara Krofi - Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life".
The year 2004 was momentous for the actor, he starred in the musical "Phantom of the Opera", which received over a dozen awards, including three nominations for "Oscar". Follow him the role of the Spartan king in the epic blockbuster "300" build on the success of Butler.
In 2008, Richard starred in Guy Ritchie's film "RocknRolla", which has become "the best British film of the year" by the magazine Empire.
Recent work by the actor - comedy "The Naked Truth" and "The Bounty Hunter".