Gerard Butler Net Worth
Gerard Butler Net Worth: Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Gerard Butler was born on November 13, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland. His career began with small roles in such films as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably at the time in the American miniseries Attila (2001). In 2003, Butler played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's Timeline. He received critical acclaim for his work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler furthered his career through a portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Other notable films include P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim's Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013). Butler also voiced Stoick in How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). Butler's parents split up when he was only 18 months old and he did not reunite with his father until he was 16, when they became close. Butler attended the Scottish Youth Theatre as a teenager and went on to law school at the University of Glasgow. Before his final year of law school, Butler took a year off and went to California where he proceeded to work various menial jobs, drink heavily and get arrested in an alcohol-related event. Upon graduation from law school, he landed a position as a trainee lawyer at an Edinburgh, however his partying lifestyle didn't slow down and he was fired only one week after he qualified as a lawyer. At the age of 25, Butler moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming famous. He landed his first professional acting job when he was 27 and by age 30 made the decision to move to Los Angeles where his career finally got wings. Butler has been forthcoming in interviews about his personal struggle with alcoholism. In February 2012, Butler's publicist announced that Butler had completed treatment for substance abuse of painkillers, his rehab following in the wake of Butler's concern that he was too reliant on prescription drugs, a problem that escalated after a surfing incident before Christmas 2011.