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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 Jackson, Jr.

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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