BATD ON Jul 13, 2009 AT 2:30 pm
Whether he’s singing opera or defending Sparta, Gerard Butler is clearly a man of many talents. Not only does he act but he is the former lead singer of the rock band ‘Speed’. This Scottish native, who spent part of his youth in Canada, has a myriad of diverse films under his belt. His gregarious nature has landed him the lead role in several blockbuster movies which still continue to fall in his lap.
His role in the action flick ‘300’ in which he played the fearless King Leonidas, brought him widespread fame, although it was a big jump from his title role in the film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera. In his new film, the Ugly Truth, which he stars opposite Katherine Heigl, he plays a haughty news reporter who teaches Heigl’s character the science of attraction. So he can sing, he can act, what else has he got up his sleeve? The 6’2’’ hunk loves sports and reportedly supports the Celtic Football Team. Before he was in the limelight, he received a law degree from Glasgow University and was set to become a lawyer before he was fired from the firm he was working for. Soon after leaving the legal profession behind, he relocated to London so as to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
His refusal to be type cast into one role is perhaps the reason why he has starred in so many different types of movies. You may also be surprised to know that Gerard has his own production company with his long time manager Alan Siegel, entitled ‘Evil Twins.’ Right now the company has several films in production, most of which Gerard himself stars in. For the moment, he is single, which is lucky for all of us, at least we can dream.
He currently lives in London, but he owns a loft in New York City, and spends a considerable amount of time in Los Angeles as well. When he isn’t working he’s spending time with his adorable pug, Lolita. His new film ‘Gamer’ is due for release later this year. The movie is set in a futuristic, alternate universe world where humans are controlled by other humans in mass scale multi-player online game.