Gerard Butler

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13 Jun, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Butler voices Stoick in the animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2. Hiccup and Toothless are at it again – this time, their adventures take them to a secret ice cave where they discover thousands of new dragons and a new enemy known as Drago. The heroic pair must confront Drago’s dragon army as he attempts to rule the world. Co-starring Jay Baruchel and Cate Blanchett.

I had such a great time getting my teeth into this guy. There’s so much you can do with them. Those big fun scenes where you get to see the movie all put together.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - Official Trailer

22 Mar, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen

Butler plays Mike Banning in the action film Olympus Has Fallen. Ex-secret service agent Banning must use his training once again, after terrorists take over the White House. With his knowledge of the White House and the first family, Banning puts his life on the line not only for national security, but also his dear friend, President Benjamin Asher. Co-starring Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckart.

It was very important to us to make this as real as possible. There’s nothing gratuitous. Everything is meticulously planned.

Olympus Has Fallen - Official Trailer (HD)

7 Dec, 2012

Playing for Keeps

Butler plays George in the romantic comedy, Playing For Keeps. George is an ex-football player who has hit rock bottom. He has no plans, no job, and very little hope. After moving to Virginia to be closer to his son, George takes up a coaching job on his son’s football team. As things start to look up, new obstacles emerge from the team’s soccer moms and his ex-wife. Co-starring Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

At the end of the day this is not a football movie. It’s a movie about family, it’s a movie about growing up, it’s a movie about second chances and fresh starts.

Playing for Keeps Official Trailer #1 (2012) Gerard Butler Movie HD

30 Nov, 2012

Gerard Butler interview

Seacrest interviews Butler during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his near death experience during a surfing accident.

It was so weird because while I was under there, it felt very normal. I thought this is me, I’m Gerry and I’m in big trouble. I always thought you would feel like you were somewhere else, almost like a dream. That made me want to push things harder for a while, because I almost pushed the wrong way for a while. I’m back remembering when you need to appreciate life but not having to push the limits.

26 Oct, 2012

Chasing Mavericks

Butler plays Frosty Hesson in the biographical drama, Chasing Mavericks. The film tells the real life story of Jay Moriarity and his dream of surfing the biggest wave of his life. At the young age of 15, Moriarity discovers that the infamous Mavericks surf break is just minutes away from where he lives, so he asks local surf legend Hesson to help him conquer his dream. Co-starring Jonny Weston.

The script came to me and it coincided with me wanting to start surfing again actually.

Chasing Mavericks Trailer Official 2012 [HD 1080] - Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue

20 Jan, 2012

Coriolanus

Butler plays Tullus Aufidius in the war drama, Coriolanus. Adapted from William Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name, this film is set in modern-day times, and tells the story of a general’s vengeance on a city that has banished him. His revenge is so deep that he joins forces with his once mortal enemy to take the city. Co-starring Ralph Fiennes.

You always have your different reasons for choosing your roles… This came along and I thought, ‘well you know what, I’m not exactly known for my Shakespeare.’

Coriolanus - Official UK Trailer

2 Nov, 2011

Machine Gun Preacher

Butler plays Sam Childers in the biographical drama, Machine Gun Preacher. The film follows Childers from his early life as a drug dealing biker, to finding God, and to eventually saving thousands of Sudanese people from the Lord’s Resistance Army. Co-starring Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon.

Jason Keller has written an astonishing script, taking us through this man’s life, so that we understand what made him the kind of guy who could end up in Africa and say, ‘you know what… I don’t like what’s going on here.’

Machine Gun Preacher - Movie Trailer (2011) HD

27 Sep, 2011

Gerard Butler interview

Seacrest interviews Butler during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about being shot three times on the set of his film Machine Gun Preacher. 

It [the bullet] hit me in the left side of the head so it was bleeding [then I] get hit again with about half a centimeter.” Then another day, a “pellet hit the car, then hit me below the eye.

26 Mar, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

Butler voices Stoick in the animated film, How to Train Your Dragon. Every night Stoick, the village leader, puts his life on the line to protect his town from dragons. He is reluctant to let his son Hiccup join the fight against the beasts. Stoick must decide whether to understand dragons or destroy them. Co-starring Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, and Jonah Hill.

It’s kind of great because the dragons are a bit like people. They all have their separate look, their separate personality.

'How to Train Your Dragon' Trailer HD

19 Mar, 2010

The Bounty Hunter

Butler plays Milo Boyd in the action comedy, The Bounty Hunter. Bounty Hunter Boyd gets the gig of his life when he finds out that his ex-wife has jumped bail and is now wanted by police. Thinking that this is ‘easy-money,’ Boyd sets out to apprehend his his ex-wife, but he soon finds out that she has gotten them both in trouble with some very dangerous criminals. Co-starring Jennifer Aniston.

I think that the best thing about the movie is the chemistry we have together. Put that with the funny situations and the action packed situations that were in….

The Bounty Hunter (2010) - Trailer

16 Oct, 2009

Law Abiding Citizen

Butler plays Clyde Shelton in the 2009 crime thriller, Law Abiding Citizen. Family man Shelton declares war on the justice system after the incorrect prosecution of the men who killed his family. Ten years after the murder of his wife and daughter, Shelton seeks out the Assistant District Attorney who prosecuted the case. Co-starring Jamie Foxx.

It’s maybe my proudest achievement because I had so much to do with it…there was nobody making it, it was just a script. So yea makes it all the more precious to you especially that it turned out so well.

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN - HD TRAILER

4 Sep, 2009

Gamer

Butler plays Kable in the sci-fi action film, Gamer. In the future, online gaming has been taken to a whole new level. Real humans, mostly ex-convicts, are mind-controlled by players in brutal death matches. One champion persuades his teenage ‘handler’ to let him control himself so he can hunt down the game’s creator, and end the sadistic sport once and for all. Co-starring Michael C. Hall and Kyra Sedgwick.

I read the script and I thought, ‘this is so fresh and so different.” And I knew that we had a chance to make a movie that was really kick ass and very epic and mind blowing.

"Gamer" - Official Trailer [HQ HD]

24 Jul, 2009

The Ugly Truth

Butler plays Mike Chadway in the romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter produces a Sacramento morning show that is about to be cancelled. To get the ratings up, her boss hires chauvinist sex correspondent Chadway. Despite her hate for Chadway, ratings go up and Abby’s love life flourishes thanks to Mike’s advice. She realizes that there is more to Mike than his chauvinistic views. Co-starring Katherine Heigl.

There’s some universal truths in this if you take just the grains that are talked about, that’s why the movie is so funny. But then we go with that and see how far we can push it.

The Ugly Truth - trailer

31 Oct, 2008

RocknRolla

Butler plays One Two in the action thriller, RocknRolla. London criminals believe that they have found the next ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme in a real estate scam headed by mob boss Lenny Cole. Though it may seem that the seasoned criminals are more likely to cash in on the shady opportunity, a group of petty thieves led by One Two surprisingly gets there first. Co-starring Idris Elba, Thandie Newton, and Tom Hardy.

I thought it was actually quite interesting to soften up a little bit… I think that to me is what’s a bit of a surprise.

RocknRolla Trailer [HD]

4 Apr, 2008

Nim’s Island

Butler plays Jack Rusoe and Alex Rover in the adventure film, Nim’s Island. Nim Rusoe lives on an island with her scientist father Jack. After Jack doesn’t return home during a terrible storm, Nim seeks the help of her favorite author, Alexandra Rover. Alexandra is reluctant to leave her home, but is persuaded by one of her fictional characters, the adventurous Alex Rover, and the duo heads out to Nim’s magical island. Co-starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin.

I think externally I’m more like Alex Rover. I think internally I’m more like Jack. Because you never really climb in a world of Alex Rover so much.

Nim's Island Trailer (HD)

21 Dec, 2007

P.S. I Love You

Butler plays Gerry in the romantic drama, P.S. I Love You. Before his death, Gerry wrote love letters to his wife Holly to help her ease through the loneliness and sorrow. Gerry takes his wife on thrilling adventures and makes the most unusual requests in his letters so she can find her identity and embrace her new life without him. Co-starring Hilary Swank and Lisa Kudrow.

I found that when I was working with Hilary, I never felt nervous at all. And I never felt protective, and I never felt anything except I was having a blast.

P.S. I Love You Official Trailer #1 - (2007) HD

23 Aug, 2007

Shattered

Butler plays Neil Randall in the crime drama, Shattered. Randall has the perfect life. He has a nice house, beautiful family, and a great job with a promotion looming around the corner. But after a masked criminal kidnaps Neil’s daughter, their perfect lives are shattered in the matter of moments. Randall must to everything he can to save his daughter and uncover the identity of the stranger. Co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello. On working with Bello:

I love Maria. I really connected with her big time in this movie. She’s so, so smart, and so passionate, and so much going on, the biggest heart.

9 Mar, 2007

300

Butler plays King Leonidas in the action fantasy film, 300.  The film tells the story of the battle between the Persian Empire and City of Sparta in Thermopylae, in 480 B.C. During this time, Persian King Xerxes pushes forward to conquer Greece but must first defeat the Spartan army of 300. Outnumbered and aware of their inevitable defeat, the 300 Spartans sacrifice their lives to buy the rest of the Greek forces time to prepare for war.

I know that when I made this film, I read a script that I really liked. It’s a great story based on a Frank Miller graphic novel that is based on a story that is 2,500 years old.

300 - Official Trailer [HD]

9 Mar, 2006

Beowulf and Grendel

Butler plays Beowulf in this action adventure directed by Sturla Gunnarsson. King Hrothgar has sent out one of his best soldiers Beowulf to kill the monster Grendel who has been harassing one of his villages. Although Beowulf feels that there is more to Grendal than what the people have claimed, he must do his duty and protect his land. Costarring Stellan Skarsgård.

This is such an unusual and poetic and beautiful and weird story. It’s so not like anything Hollywood would throw up.

Beowulf & Grendel Trailer [HQ]

26 Aug, 2005

The Game of Their Lives

Butler plays Frank Borghi in this sports drama directed by David Anspaugh. The film tells the real life story of the 1950 U.S. soccer team that beat England 1-0 in the World Cup. Against all odds, this team of underdogs from St. Louis Missouri played and won the game of their lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Co-starring Wes Bentley and Gavin Rossdale.

We went down to Rio de Janeiro in a soccer stadium there with thousands of extras and played this game against the English – who were, funnily enough, mostly Brazilians – but it’s great.

The Game of Their Lives - Trailer

25 Jan, 2005

Dear Frankie

Butler plays The Stranger in this romantic drama directed by Shona Auerbach. Lizzie writes letters to her 9-year-old son Frankie, pretending to be his father who is away at sea. But when little Frankie finds out that the ship that his father is supposed to be on will dock in his hometown soon, Lizzie decides to hire a stranger to play the part of his father. Co-starring Emily Mortimer and Jack McElhone.

It sucks you in. There’s a reality and a naturalness to it. And then you get sucked into this beautiful, moving little fairy tale that just surprises you.

DEAR FRANKIE trailer (NL)

22 Dec, 2004

The Phantom of the Opera

Butler plays The Phantom in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, directed by Joel Schumacher. Underneath the Paris Opera House lives a deformed musical virtuoso known as the Phantom. After an up-and-coming opera star breaks his heart, he locks her up in his lair, and it is up her lover Raoul to save her. Costarring Emmy Rossum, Minnie Driver and Patrick Wilson

When I first read the script I instinctively was in touch with this character on so many levels.

Phantom of the Opera Trailer

25 Jul, 2003

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Butler plays a mercenary, Terri Sheridan, in the action adventure directed by Jan de Bont. This time the fearless archaeologist is on a quest to find Pandora’s Box. But when the magical orb that maps the location of the box is stolen, Lara must hire Sheridan to help her get it back. Costarring Angelina Jolie. On his character:

He’s an enigma. You know who the bad guy is, you know Angelina is on the side of good, you don’t know where the hell I’m coming from.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Trailer [2003]

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