Gerard Butler is a Scottish actor, producer and singer. He left his law internship and went on to explore his career in acting in 1990 and never looked back. Keep reading to know more about Gerard Butler’s net worth in 2018.
Gerard Butler Early Life
Gerard Butler was born on 13th November in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His father was Edward Butler, a Book maker and mother Margaret Butler. His schooling was at St Mirin’s and St Margaret’s High School in Paisley and he studied law at University of Glasgow, School of law. His mother separated from his father when Gerard Butler was only 18 months old. He and his older brother and sister were raised by his mother who later remarried.
Gerard Butler Career, Awards & Achievement
When Gerald Butler was 25, he left his legal career and moved to London to pursue his career in films. After doing many odd jobs he moved to Los Angeles where he got acting parts in films Dracula 2000, Tomb Raider, Dear Frankie and Phantom of the Opera.
His major role came when he appeared in ‘Reign of fire’ (2002) as Creedy and as Terry Sheridan along with Angelina Jolie in in ‘Lara croft tomb raider, Cradle of life’ (2003) and in Timeline (2003).
In 2003 director, Joel Schumacher decided to cast him in the title role in his film ‘The Phantom of the opera’ For this Gerard Butler was nominated for a Satellite Award for best actor.
In 2007 he was the main cast of ‘Spartan King Leonidas’ which is claimed to be his role that launched him on the highway of success. He was hospitalised when he was pulled under the waves while filming ‘Chasing Mavericks’.
He starred in action thriller ‘Olympus has fallen’ (2013) opposite Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman when he was injured with a neck bone fracture. In 2016 he had a leading role in ‘London has fallen’ and ‘Gods of Egypt’ as the character Set.
Awards & achievements:
He is best known for his role of ‘King Leonidas of Sparta’ in the film ‘300’ which made him a widely known actor in Hollywood. The film had a record box-office opening. He did a voiceover for the film ‘How to train your dragon’ which became the highest earning animated film of 2010 and was a box office hit.
Gerard Butler was nominated and has also won several prestigious awards during his illustrious career in Movies and Television.
He has won the following awards:
In 2007 he won World Stunt Award- ‘Action Movie Star of the year’. In the same year he won MTV Movie Award for best fight for the movie ‘300’.
In 2016 he won Golden Camera award “Best International Actor” for his body of work.
He was nominated for the following awards:
In 2005 Online film and TV awards nominated his film ‘Phantom of the Opera’ for Best Music.
In 2008 he was nominated Best Actor for the movie ‘300’ by Saturn Award.
In 2010 People’s Choice Award nominated him ‘Favourite Star’.
In 2010 Teen Choice Awards nominated him ‘Choice Movie Actor’.
In 2014 Russian National Movie Awards nominated him for ‘Georges Award for ‘Best Foreign Actor of the Decade’.
Net Worth of Gerard Butler
Gerald Butler’s net worth is estimated as $30 million. He earns an annual income of $8 million. His net worth has seen a hike of 22% in the last few years.
His Los Angeles house is estimated to be worth $3 million. Another 3300 Sq. feet Manhattan home is luxury accommodation with ultra- modern facilities.
Gerald Butler discovered early in his life that his career was in acting and not in Law which he had studied for 7 years. He went on to pursue his ambition steadfastly and was eminently successful in his chosen vocation. He has to surmount many hardships in his life like alcohol and pain killer addiction but he was able to overcome it and by his sheer will power and hard work became a highly successful actor, producer and singer.