Gerard Butler: roles in movies to 1997

Gerard Butler was born in 1969, he is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and musician.

Gerard Butler

Born:
Gerard James Butler
13 November 1969
Paisley, Scotland

Career:
as stage actor since 1996 (age 27)
as actor in feature films since 1997 (age 28)

Butler gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of King Leonidas in a fantasy war film “300”. That role earned him nominations for an Empire Award for Best Actor and a Saturn Award for Best Actor and a win for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.

In the 2010s, he played Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action thrillers “Olympus Has Fallen”, “London Has Fallen” and “Angel Has Fallen”.




Roles portrayed by Gerard Butler

TBA Gerard Butler in Snow Ponies

It’s an action comedy film directred by Darrin Prescott. Its plot revolves around a crew of seven men travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by murderous bandits and brutal obstacles at every turn…

2019 Gerard Butler as Nick O’Brien in Den of Thieves 2

The continuation of the criminal thriller “The Hunt for Thieves” with Gerard Butler in the lead role.

2019 Gerard Butler in All-Star Weekend

It’s an independent sports comedy drama film directed and written by Jamie Foxx. The film stars Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Ken Jeong, Gerard Butler, Benicio del Toro, Jessica Szohr, and Eva Longoria. Its plot revolves around two friends find themselves fans of opposing NBA stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

2019 Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in Angel Has Fallen

It is the third film in the Olympus Has Fallen film series, following “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013) and “London Has Fallen” (2016).

Butler again starred as a Secret Service agent. After the events in the previous film, he is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in Angel Has Fallen (2019)

2018 Gerard Butler as James in The Vanishing (previously titled Keepers)

Butler played one of the three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles, which find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance.

Director: Kristoffer Nyholm

Gerard Butler as James in The Vanishing (2018)

2018 Gerard Butler as Nick O’Brien in Den of Thieves

Its a heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. Butler stared as Big Nick, a gritty and corrupt LA sheriff who is hellbent on bringing down Merrimen’s crew, who plan on robbing the Federal Reserve Bank in Downtown Los Angeles.

 Gerard Butler as Nick O’Brien in Den of Thieves (2018)

2018 Gerard Butler as Capt. Joe Glass in Hunter Killer

This an action thriller film are based on the 2012 novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace.

Butler starred as newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander of a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas. He teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Director: Donovan Marsh

Gerard Butler as Capt. Joe Glass in Hunter Killer (2018)

2017 Gerard Butler as Jacob “Jake” Lawson in Geostorm

Butler starred as a satellite designer, former ICSS commander, who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.

Director: Dean Devlin

Gerard Butler as Jacob “Jake” Lawson in Geostorm (2017)

2016 Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in London Has Fallen

Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in London Has Fallen

2016 Gerard Butler as Set in Gods of Egypt

Gerard Butler as Set in Gods of Egypt

2014 Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in 300: Rise of an Empire (flashback)

2013 Gerard Butler as Leprechaun in Movie 43 Segment: “Happy Birthday”

Gerard Butler as Leprechaun in Movie 43

2013 Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in Olympus Has Fallen

It’s an action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film depicts a North Korean-led guerrilla assault on the White House, and focuses on disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning’s (Butler) efforts to rescue the President (Eckhart).

A sequel titled “London Has Fallen” was released on March 4, 2016, with the principal cast members reprising their roles again. Another sequel, “Angel Has Fallen”, is released for a 2019 release.

Gerard Butler as Mike Banning in Olympus Has Fallen

2012 Gerard Butler as Frosty Hesson in Chasing Mavericks

It’s a biographical drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted about the life of American surfer Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston). Butler starred as a surfer and Jay’ neighbor.

Gerard Butler as Frosty Hesson in Chasing Mavericks

2012 Gerard Butler as George Dryer in Playing for Keeps

In a romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino, Butler played a former professional Scottish football player, who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Gerard Butler as George Dryer in Playing for Keeps

2011 Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus

Its an film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus, directed by and Ralph Fiennes who plays the titular character. This is Fiennes’ directorial debut.

Butler starred as the commander of the Volscian army.

Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius in Coriolanus

2011 Gerard Butler as Sam Childers in Machine Gun Preacher

Butler starred as a former gang biker turned preacher and defender of South Sudanese orphans. The movie was based on Childers’ book Another Man’s War.

This biographical action film directed by Marc Forster tells the story of Childers and his efforts to save the children of South Sudan in collaboration with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) against the atrocities of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Gerard Butler as Sam Childers in Machine Gun Preacher

2010 Gerard Butler as Milo Boyd in The Bounty Hunter

It’s an action comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Butler played a former New York Police Department detective who works as a bail enforcement agent (bounty hunter) hired to retrieve his ex-wife (Jennifer Aniston), who has skipped bail.

Gerard Butler as Milo Boyd in The Bounty Hunter

2009 Gerard Butler as Mike Chadway in The Ugly Truth

Gerard Butler as Mike Chadway in The Ugly Truth

2009 Gerard Butler as Kable/John Tillman in Gamer

Gerard Butler as Kable/John Tillman in Gamer

2009 Gerard Butler as Clyde Shelton in Law Abiding Citizen

It’s an action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray.

Butler starred a man driven to seek justice while targeting not only his family’s killer but also those who have supported a corrupt criminal justice system, intending to assassinate anyone supporting the system.

Gerard Butler as Clyde Shelton in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

2008 Gerard Butler as Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover in Nim’s Island

Gerard Butler as Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover in Nim’s Island

2008 Gerard Butler as One Two in RocknRolla

Gerard Butler as One Two in RocknRolla

2007 Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in 300

Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in 300

2007 Gerard Butler as Neil Randall in Butterfly on a Wheel

Gerard Butler as Neil Randall in Butterfly on a Wheel

2007 Gerard Butler as Gerry Kennedy in P.S. I Love You

Gerard Butler as Gerry Kennedy in P.S. I Love You

2005 Gerard Butler as Frank Borghi in The Game of Their Lives

Gerard Butler as Frank Borghi in The Game of Their Lives

2005 Gerard Butler as Beowulf in Beowulf & Grendel

Gerard Butler as Beowulf in Beowulf & Grendel

2005 Gerard Butler as The Stranger in Dear Frankie

Gerard Butler as The Stranger in Dear Frankie

2004 Gerard Butler as Erik, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera

Gerard Butler as Erik, The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera

2003 Gerard Butler as Terry Sheridan in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Gerard Butler as Terry Sheridan in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

2003 Gerard Butler as André Marek in Timeline

Gerard Butler as André Marek in Timeline

2002 Gerard Butler as Jackie Junior in Shooters

Gerard Butler as Jackie Junior in Shooters

2002 Gerard Butler as Creedy in Reign of Fire

Gerard Butler as Creedy in Reign of Fire

2001 Gerard Butler as Chris Kumac in Harrison’s Flowers

Gerard Butler as Chris Kumac in Harrison’s Flowers

2000 Gerard Butler as Count Dracula/Judas Iscariot in Dracula 2000

Gerard Butler as Count Dracula/Judas Iscariot in Dracula 2000

1999 Gerard Butler as Jacko in Fast Food

1999 Gerard Butler as Sam in One More Kiss

Gerard Butler as Sam in One More Kiss

1999 Gerard Butler as Yasha in The Cherry Orchard

Gerard Butler as Yasha in The Cherry Orchard

1998 Gerard Butler as Burke in Tale of the Mummy

Gerard Butler as Burke in Tale of the Mummy

1997 Gerard Butler as Leading Seaman in Tomorrow Never Dies

1997 Gerard Butler as Archie Brown in Mrs. Brown

Gerard Butler as Archie Brown in Mrs. Brown