About the boy-Gerard Butler

Published: 13 November, 2013 05:26 IST | The Centrestage Team |

Though he makes many women go weak in their knees, actor Gerard Butler says he's unable to decode his sex symbol status. A trained lawyer, Butler started acting in the mid 90s bagging small roles in Hollywood films. Post 300, his career took off in a big way. On his birthday, CS lists out his best.

Law Abiding Citizen
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. In an interview with a magazine, the actor said that he was so involved in the film that it felt like he was wearing seven hats.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of life
It was said that there was certain competitiveness between Angelina Jolie and Gerard Butler on the sets of the film. When Gerard was asked about the same, he had replied, “Only in a fun way. I love doing the stunts. I also loved watching her doing her stunts. She trained really hard. And it was nothing but an inspiration to me.”

Gerard Butler’s performance as Spartan king Leonidas set against a state-of-the-art computer-generated backdrop helped to make this movie a cult. Gerard was quoted as, “300 was a real turning point in my career. Until then, I felt like a steam train that was slowly chugging to the top of a hill. Now I’m over that hill, my career seems to have its own momentum.”

This film released in 2009 and did a lot to establish Gerard Butler as an action hero. He plays an angry loner out for revenge on a system that has framed him. Butler played a huge part in the box office success of Gamer, which raked in $40,828,540. However, the film wasn’t appreciated by critics.

The Ugly Truth
Gerard’s act as a chauvinistic TV personality, who gives his uptight co-worker played by Katherine Heigl lessons in love won a lot of hearts. Post the release of the the film, Gerard was heard saying, “Women pinch my butt now. It’s kind of amazing.”  

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