Gerard Butler Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gerard Butler net worth is
$30 Million

Gerard Butler Wiki Biography

Gerard Butler is a Paisley, Scotland-born Hollywood actor, also of Irish descent, born on 13th November 1969. Gerard has been prominent in Hollywood for almost two decades and has managed to become one of the most sought-after actors. He is particularly noted for his roles as ‘Dracula’ in the movie of the same name, as well as the leading role of King Leonidas in the movie ‘300’ among others. Other than being an excellent actor, Gerard is also a producer and a singer.

An actor who has been a part of many high grossing movies, how rich is Gerard Butler? Gerard’s current net worth counts up to almost $30 million, which he has obviously amassed mostly from his acting career over more than 20 years. Being a multimillionaire, Gerard is not short of any kind of luxury in the world as he currently owns a lavish house in Los Angeles, as well as an eclectic apartment in Manhattan. This handsome actor also loves his luxury vehicles and is noticed in the streets in his Mercedes-Benz SL550 and Range Rover.

Gerard Butler Net Worth $30 Million

Gerard Butler James was born as the youngest of three children to Scottish parents. He was a very bright student in school, which is why he landed in University of Glasgow to study Law. After becoming a law school graduate, in early twenties he went on to work in an Edinburgh law firm, but he didn’t do well in the firm due to his erratic and party-hard nature. It was then that Gerard dreamed of being a famous actor, and went to live in London and then in the USA. It took some time for Gerard to get roles in television and movies, but his luck changed when he was cast in the movie ‘Dracula 2000’, and then other movies like ‘Reign of Fire’, ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ among many more. It was after these movies that Gerard’s net worth started to sky-rocket.

Gerard’s career breakthrough is noted to be the lead role in the movie ‘300’ where he portrayed the brave king of Sparta, Leonidas. He then appeared in other high grossing movies like ‘P.S. I Love you’, ‘Dear Frankie’, ‘The Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ among others. All these projects did wonders for Gerard’s acting career and helped him extensively to accumulate his net worth. Given his work choices, Gerard has been in different mishaps in the process of filming many of his movies that have resulted in injury. He has also been medicated time after time for his substance abuse, partly due to these injuries. On a different note, Gerard is also a good singer and a songwriter as reportedly; he is in the middle of recording an album.

Talking about his personal life, Gerard is a lucky person who splits homes in Scotland and the USA. Gerard likes to keep a very low profile when it comes to his romantic affairs, but recently it has been reported that he is dating Morgan Brown. Nevertheless, Gerard is still enjoying the best of his life with a successful career that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.



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Full Name Gerard Butler
Net Worth $30 Million
Date Of Birth November 13, 1969
Place Of Birth Paisley, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lbs (86.1 kg)
Profession Actor, Film Producer
Education Scottish Youth Theatre, University of Glasgow
Nationality United Kingdom
Parents Margaret Butler, Edward Butler
Siblings Brian Butler, Lynn Butler
Nicknames Gerard James Butler , Gerry Butler , Gerry , Gerald Butler
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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0124930
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star, Saturn Award for Best Actor, Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production, Empire Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Mo…
Movies , Gods of Egypt, Geostorm, London Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon 3
TV Shows The Jury, The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
# Trademark
1 Commandng and authoritative characters in action films
2 Gravelly, commanding voice
3 Muscular physique
4 Scottish accent
# Quote
1 [If he kept up his good shape after 300 (2006)] Actually yes. I’m not as big as I was. But I’m still pretty cut.
2 [on getting in to shape again and again for his movie roles] I was ridiculous in 300 (2006). The regimen was incredibly difficult because I went through a lot of training for it. And for The Ugly Truth (2009), I didn’t have to worry about it much. So I had the luxury of saying that [I would never sport six-pack abs again]. But then another movie comes along, and it’s happened a few times. For Olympus Has Fallen (2013), I had to get the abs back again. And then you swear that’s it! And then vanity gets the better of you.
3 [on how he kept himself motivated while working out for movie roles] There’s nothing more mindless than lifting weights. But it’s not about one [isolated] training session. It’s about visualizing your taut body on screen after many such mindless training sessions.
4 [on when he refused to reprise his iconic role in the sequel to 300 (2006)] I was tempted, but it wasn’t the same Leonidas as in the first movie. It was just a couple of scenes of political conversation, and that’s not the way I wanted him to be remembered. I wished them the best, but it always felt like a tenuous link trying to pull me into that movie. I didn’t really belong in there. It’s crazy for them to expect that I would spend one year training non-stop to get that eight-pack Leonidas body back for a minute-long cameo appearance.
5 [on prepping for his nude scene in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)] It was a great chance for me to get really cut and shredded. I was inspired for that scene by De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976), the scene where he is doing the push-ups. And you go wow! You just take one look and it just says so much about that guy. Often when you see psychos and when you imagine them, you can see those muscles and them being all sinewy and that looks quite terrifying and it suggests a lot, how much extra work has been put into it. So it was a time for me to get really cut. One of the advantages of that scene was it meant that I had to train. And that’s one of the best ways for me to try and get my body in shape.
6 [on the trying to achieve a different kind of shape for Gamer (2009)] I never wanted to be the same size as 300 because that’s a very different thing. We are talking about a mythical warrior-king, so that was a different experience. I wanted to get into a different type of physicality, not as big [as King Leonidas]. But more sinewy with the feeling that inside, you are just so strong in every moment and very tough. And that’s Cable [the name of the character he was playing], that’s the kind of life he’s lived. He has that sinewy muscular look where you see all the veins popping out. Once the veins starting coming out, you know you are getting somewhere [training wise]. And you get that from just pumping constantly and then you get all cut and shredded.
7 [on wanting to physically impress his co-stars inn the film 300 (2006)] My huge paranoia was that I was going to be like another skinny British actor who’s pretending to be a hard man. You look at Leonidas’ arms and you look at his legs, and they’d break you like a fucking toothpick. I was their king, so I wanted the other actors to be going, “Wow, he’s fucking awesome”.
8 [on looking like a Greek god yet feeling like an old man during the making of 300 (2006) due to over-training] When I take my clothes off I look like a Greek God. But inside I feel like an 80-year-old man. My knees are gone. My shoulders feel like they don’t exist any more.
9 [on being asked if film-makers CGIed in his abs for 300 (2006)] No not the abs. My abs in the movie are mine (own). It is very expensive to CGI in somebody’s abs for a second, never mind for a whole film. That’s a 5 million dollar deal for just one person! Warner Brothers were excited for me to do this film, but they weren’t 5 million dollars excited, to CGI in my abs. I shed blood, sweat and tears for that six-pack.
10 [on being asked if his famous six-pack abs in 300 (2006) was CGI] No they weren’t, not at all, are you kidding me? When I was training, my six-pack was so pronounced that I could stick up to my second knuckle of my finger into my stomach, defining my six-pack. I was truly buff and God-like. Actually, that question annoys me because I am still suffering from the aches and pains of the work that I put in for that movie because I over-trained ridiculously. I had my own body-building trainer and then I trained with the film crew and then I would pump on set all the time and then people come with stuff like “Oh you wore a body suit?” or “Oh it was all digitally enhanced?” or “Oh it was painted on?”. It was all very much me!
11 [on how constantly showing off his body helped his performance in 300 (2006)]: You wanted to be naked. The more naked you were the stronger you felt because you could shock your opponents. The Spartans were big and strong and wanted people to see that. They wanted their opponents to wonder ‘Do we want to mess with him?’
12 [on wanting to impress WB chief Alan Horn and the stuntmen with his physical preparation on 300 (2006)]: I made a promise to [Warner Bros. president] Alan Horn personally that if he gave me the role, I would so kick butt that I would make the movie my life — and I did. Every workout session, and every bit of pain that I went through made me feel more like a Spartan. I wanted the stuntmen to go, “Who is this guy? He’s fucking nuts.” I wanted to train as hard as I could with them-not with them but for them, so when I put on that cape, to go, “Wow. Look at that.”
13 [on what he was trying to achieve with his physique in 300 (2006)]: I wanted to look really strong. I’ve seen so many actors play these kinds of roles, and you see all this equipment on either a big belly or skinny little arms. You know that every bead of sweat falling off your head, every weight you’ve pumped — the history of that is all in your eyes. That was a great thing, to put on that cape and put on that helmet, and not have to think, Shit, I should have trained more. Instead, I was standing there feeling like a lion.
14 [on enjoying his physique while it lasted for the first 300 (2006)]: There is a certain amount of spraying that goes on to get you tan. The darker you get, the more your muscles show. They’re still your muscles but we’d spray them to enhance them. We’d still work hard. By the end of the movie, I was cut so much that I could stick my fingers into the ripples of my abs. I would flash everyone with my six-pack–it was an eight-pack, actually. I was like, “check this out,” because you are never going to see this again.
15 [on ever trying to match his physical transformation on 300 (2006)]: I think somebody would have to understand just how intensely I trained for this film. I think it’s pretty impossible to surpass, at least in my book, I wouldn’t want to do it again and I don’t think I”d ever really need to do it again.
16 [on the extreme physical conditioning he wanted to achieve for 300 (2006)]: I didn’t just train with the cast I trained on my own as well and I always had someone by me to pump on set. I kept that up for months and months. It was a way to get into my mind that I deserved to lead and to feel it was in their minds too, that I was an actor who’d impressed them by the work I was willing to do. I knew I had to wear this big beard and this big helmet and I didn’t want to be this big head on this skinny body. You see so many movies like this where this English actor comes out with his twiggy arms and this very cerebral, academic English voice, shouting at these armies. I never bought that for a second. I was aiming for the stars. I wanted to look super-human, like nobody else had ever looked before. I tried to make it as extreme as possible, just like a Spartan.
17 [on being proud of the way he looked in 300 (2006)]: When you work so hard on your body and suddenly you’re proud of the way you look, I’m quite happy to show off! I’m pretty much happy to walk around naked any chance I get, because I know as soon as this movie finishes it’ll all disappear again, so I might as well enjoy being seen while I have it.
18 [on his irritation when people claimed his body in 300 (2006) was CGI enhanced]: I was a bit annoyed when people suggested I was wearing a body suit, when I thought of all the work involved. I was aiming for the stars. I wanted to look superhuman, like nobody had ever looked before. Then I’d look down at me and think this doesn’t look real.
19 [on inspiring and motivating people with his performance and physique in 300 (2006)]: I know a lot of people who tell me, “I watched that movie, and now I go to the gym.” What bothered me was people telling me I was wearing a body suit. I worked too hard for you to deny me working so hard. I wanted to try and look like a sculpture, like Leonidas deserved to look. I wanted to be big, and cut. I think that movie worked on so many levels, and people appreciated it for more than the abs; it’s about team spirit, sacrifice and honour.
20 [on wanting to stun audiences with his sculpted physique in 300 (2006)]I’ve always had a relatively good body, and since Atilla the Hun was one of my first roles. Not that different in terms of the shape I had to get in. I let it go, from time to time. But I said to the people in the highest levels, ‘Give me this and I’ll get in kick-ass shape, I’m telling you.’ I wanted to have a physique like you wouldn’t believe. I’m not a martial artist, not a Schwarzenegger. But I wanted people to go, ‘Holy fuck, how did he get like THAT?’ I hope I’ve done that.
21 [on how building up an intimidating physique was important for 300 (2006)]: It’s easy for me to be paranoid, especially when you’re an actor playing the lead role. I have previously seen so many actors with a massive amount of armour on and then these little twiggy arms. I’m not naming any names, but some of them have these plummy accents and you think to yourself: ‘You couldn’t fight your way out of a paper bag and you’re commanding armies or are supposed to be a knight or whatever. That’s all so King Arthur. I wanted to be the guy who my men could look to and say: ‘Yeah, I would follow him.’ And the audience would look at him and think: ‘Yeah, I can see why they would follow him into battle.’ And then finally, that I would be feeling like: ‘Of course they’re going to follow me.’ I also wanted to see that in their eyes, that I could feel they had respect for me.
22 (On the last time he drank alcohol at age 27) I was in Camden (England) and I had a crazy experience with these two sisters whom I was friends with from Glasgow, and we’d been out one night, and one of the sisters just went nuts. I don’t know what it was. She just lost her mind and the other sister was freaking out and crying and saying, ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with her’ and I remember thinking: ‘How many of these crazy situations do I have to get into? This is not who I am or where I should be’. I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize myself. I didn’t recognize my face, and I didn’t recognize my soul. I went: ‘Who is this? What’s happened to you?’ I actually went to the pub and thought well, I’ll have a beer, and sit and contemplate this, and I just couldn’t drink it. I took a sip and went to the toilet and threw up and said: ‘That’s it’. And that’s the last time I ever had a drink.
23 [on the masculinity of UK actors] It’s that deep voice, the intensity, the gravitas. You just hear the Scottish voice and you can hear a man with a set of heavy feet that are connected to the ground. When they smile, they really smile. When they stare, they really stare. There is just something burning about them.
24 I see a lot of actors for whom life becomes one big schedule. I guess I try to be more sensitive to my private life – to take a breath of fresh air and be in the countryside or on a golf course.
25 I saw this movie [How to Train Your Dragon (2010)] and thought “wow, I would really like an animated kid”.
26 Sometimes I finish a movie and I get used to a certain lifestyle and when that stops I get a bit lost for about a week. ‘No one is bringing me lunch anymore – I’ve got to go do that myself?’ I lose the main point of my focus. Often all I want to do is travel and just get the hell out of there. But I’m actually boring really.
27 [on his family back home in Scotland] I go home and they’ll cook Christmas ­dinner, and she’s like, ‘C’mon, give a hand, come on, wash the dishes or put the dishes away.’ And I’m like, ‘Mom, I am a major Hollywood movie star, I can’t be doing this. It’s embarrassing.’
28 On acting: Just make them feel something, because I think so many of us, including myself, spend too much time not feeling enough, you know?
29 On solitude: I love to spend a lot of time on my own. I can seriously go into my own head and often love to let myself travel where I don’t know where I’m going. I always felt that that was his kind of form of escape, in a way.
30 You’ve got to move on and it’s a shame because there’s a part of you that thinks, ‘I was so attached to that movie and its success and what it meant to me.’ There’s a part of you that wants to pull that off again. I heard some backroom chatter about another 300 (2006) movie. I don’t know if it would be a sequel or a prequel but I haven’t read anything. I can’t see it myself, the idea in general. I’m not sure which way they would go with that. When Russell Crowe did Gladiator (2000), he didn’t come back and do another one. Like mine, his character died.
31 In Scotland I’m just like a lot of other guys, but in America I’m seen as a very strong, masculine guy.
32 On his new acting career: “[During] some of the most miserable periods of my life, people thought I was very happy. And now that I’m actually happier, I don’t have to show it. I’m more comfortable with myself.”
# Fact
1 Was president of the Law society in college.
2 Aside from singing in a band in college, he had no prior Musical experience before being cast in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
3 Was unable to book a professional acting job for the first two years of his career.
4 Before his final year of law school, Butler took a year off to live in California. He mostly lived in Venice Beach, working at different jobs, traveling often, and, according to him, drinking heavily, at one point being arrested for alcohol-related disorderly conduct.
5 Did not start acting until he was twenty-five years old.
6 Has no formal acting training.
7 Worked in a variety of jobs including a waiter, a telemarketer and a demonstrator of how toys work at fairs between acting roles.
8 He stated in an interview, before finally quitting drinking at age 27, that his wild drinking antics would involve smashing bottles over his own head, running in front of cars, and he once woke up in Paris, miles from where he’d been at a party, covered in gashes and blood and, to this day, he has no idea what happened in that incident.
9 Used to frequent a weekly Jazz night in Beverly Hills hosted by Danny Masterson. Samantha Ronson, Bo Barrett, Ben Foster, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scarimbolo were all frequently spotted there.
10 During production of The Phantom of the Opera (2004), it took him four hours to get fitted with his makeup and prosthetics.
11 His name is not pronounced, like the typical Gerard, with a long “A”. “Ger” is pronounced like ‘chair’, with the “ard” pronounced like ‘errd’. It is pronounced like ‘chair-errd’.
12 He was rescued after a surfing accident on December 18, 2011 in northern California. He and three others were filming a scene for Chasing Mavericks (2012) when they were hit by a freak set of waves. He was held underwater and dragged over a rocky reef until he was rescued by a safety worker on jet-skis. He was hospitalized for minor injuries and released.
13 He is a huge fan of Glasgow Celtic Football club. He played for them in 2011, in a charity match against Manchester United.
14 Along with Ben Stiller, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon and director Paul Haggis, he visited a camp for internally displaced persons managed by Sean Penn and his Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [April 2010]
15 Is constantly trying to quit smoking employing the use of hypnotism, patches, lasers and most general methods. He did quit for six months while filming 300 (2006), but started again towards the end of filming.
16 His favorite actors are Christian Bale and Gary Oldman.
17 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#10). [2007].
18 Divides his time between Los Angeles, Malibu, and New York.
19 Prefers to be called Gerry. He does this because he notices that many people (especially Americans) struggle with pronouncing “Gerard”.
20 Was chosen as the most attractive man of 2005 by Hello! Magazine
21 He has a legal degree from Glasgow University, but gave up on that career after being fired from a law firm just one week before he was qualified to practice law.
22 When he auditioned for the role of “Aslan the Lion” in the Walden Media/Disney production of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), he asked, “This isn’t going to be like the BBC puppet Aslan, right? Because, if so, I’m leaving right now”.
23 He 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.
24 Sang in a rock band whilst training to be a lawyer.
25 Jokes about preferring the mask side of his face to the regular side of his face.
26 Had the rock-and-roll voice that Andrew Lloyd Webber always wanted to hear as the Phantom.
27 Cried while talking about the Phantom’s loneliness to The Phantom of the Opera (2004) director Joel Schumacher.
28 Has done five films in which his character’s name is in the title: Dracula 2000 (2000), Attila (2001), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), and Burns (2006).
29 Was at one time the lead singer for a Scottish rock band named Speed, although music eventually became his second love after acting.
30 Was a presenter at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards with fellow Scotsman Billy Boyd.
31 Was confirmed for a role in Mindhunters (2004), but chose to drop out of it because of his prior commitment to Timeline (2003). The filming schedules of the two films overlapped. Jonny Lee Miller with whom Butler co-starred in Dracula 2000 (2000) stepped in to take his Mindhunter role.
32 Was once rumored to be the next James Bond (after Pierce Brosnan). [April 2001]
33 Did not see his father from the age of 2 until he turned 16.
34 Graduated from Glasgow University with a law degree
35 On the first day of shooting his film debut in Mrs Brown (1997), he had to run naked into a freezing sea and, as a result, developed hypothermia. Later during the filming, he saved a young boy from drowning in the river Tay and received a Certificate Of Bravery from The Royal Humane Society.
36 First stage role was in Coriolanus. Poked in the eye with a wooden stake during rehearsals for the play.
37 He is Scottish, but is of partial Irish ancestry. He has also mentioned that, because of this, his family does not have a tartan.

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