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A gifted actor with unparalleled charm, GERARD BUTLER (Stoick the Vast) has
inspired audiences across the globe with dynamic and fan-favorite roles that
span a multitude of genres.
In 2019, Butler will be seen in The Vanishing, a psychological thriller based on
a real-life unsolved mystery about a trio of lighthouse keepers pitted against
each other on a remote Scottish island which will be in theaters and available
on VOD in January 4, 2019. Additionally, he recently wrapped production on Angel
Has Fallen, the third installment in the highly successful Has Fallen film
series. He stars opposite Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Piper Perabo and
Nick Nolte. The third film in the series follows Mike Banning (Butler) as he
becomes the target of a terrorist attack, this time while mid-flight on Air
Force One. Butler also makes a cameo in Jamie Foxx's feature film directorial
debut All-Star Weekend, which will be in theaters February 22, 2019, and stars
Jeremy Piven, Robert Downey Jr., Benicio Del Toro and Foxx himself. The story
revolves around two buddy tow-truck drivers, played by Piven and Foxx, who are
hardcore basketball fans that get to attend the NBA All-Star Game.
Butler can most recently be seen in STX Entertainment's hit Den of Thieves,
which he starred in and produced. The story follows the intersecting lives of an
elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Los Angeles' most
successful bank robbery as they plan a heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of
downtown Los Angeles. The film also stars 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber and O'Shea
Also in 2018, Butler starred in and produced Lionsgate's Hunter Killer, which is
about an American submarine Captain on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when
he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle
the world order. The movie also stars Gary Oldman, Linda Cardellini and Common.
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. Butler's other $100 million-plus films include Olympus Has
Fallen; London Has Fallen; F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen, opposite Jamie
Foxx; How to Train Your Dragon movies; P.S. I Love You, opposite Hilary Swank;
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, opposite Emmy Rossum; Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, opposite Angelina Jolie; Dean Devlin's
Geostorm; Gods of Egypt, with Chadwick Boseman and Rufus Sewell; The Bounty
Hunter, opposite Jennifer Aniston; Robert Luketic's The Ugly Truth, opposite
Katherine Heigl; and Nim's Island with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin.
In 2008, Butler and his manager, Alan Siegel, formed their production company,
G-BASE, which has produced nine feature films including Them That Follow
(premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival); Law Abiding Citizen; Olympus
Has Fallen; the sequel London Has Fallen; Septembers of Shiraz, which was
selected into the 2015 Toronto Film Festival; and The Headhunter's Calling,
which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. In addition to film, the
company continues to produce and develop a diverse slate of projects including
television series, documentaries and interactive media projects.
His other film credits include: Chasing Mavericks; Marc Forster's Machine Gun
Preacher; Coriolanus; Gamer; Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla; Beowulf & Grendel; The
Game of Their Lives; the independent feature Dear Frankie opposite Emily
Mortimer; Timeline; Reign of Fire; John Madden's award-winning drama Her
Majesty; and Mrs. Brown, which starred Judi Dench. His early work in film
includes roles in Harrison's Flowers, One More Kiss, Fast Food and the screen
adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
Butler is dedicated to charitable efforts around the world including Mary's
Meals, an organization founded with the simple mission to serve one meal a day
to a child in school, as well as Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), where he
is a board member. APJ was established in 2009 and is a fund-raising mission
founded by Paul Haggis that encourages peace and social justice and addresses
issues of poverty and disenfranchisement in communities around the world.
Born in Scotland, Butler made his stage debut at age 12 in the musical Oliver at
Glasgow's famous Kings Theatre. As a young man, his dreams of acting were
temporarily deterred and he went on 'to study law for seven years before
returning to the London stage in the acclaimed production of Trainspotting, and
later in Snatch and the Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams'
Suddenly Last Summer opposite Rachel Weisz.
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