“Spartan’s! Tonight we die in hell!” and “This is Sparta!” Don’t you just love these words? Be considerate that this could be the real words uttered by King Leonidas in “The Great Battle of Thermopylae” on September 8th – 9th – 10th in 480 BC. As the historians exploits the gallantry of the sleepless brave souls of young and veteran soldiers of his. This was considered in history, to be one of the most brilliant moments of madness, as the 300 brave souls including the king marched through the peaks to become a human-blockade that wasn’t easily penetrated even by the Xerxes I - god king’s army. Gerard Butler made a great spark and electrifying portrayal of King Leonidas in the movie “300.”
He was born as Gerard James Butler on November 13th 1969 in Paisley, Scotland. In his early life Gerard was an outstanding student that made him decide to take and become a trained lawyer at University of Glasgow. He also studied at Scottish Youth Theatre where he learned his acting abilities. He was also a band member of “
Speed.” He also came part as a trainee for the law firm Edinburgh. He also worked as a sales agent, telemarketer and presenter of any product in festivals.
He made his path starting from the movie “Mrs. Brown” in 1997. This was then followed by horror-film “Tale of the Mummy” in 1998, the dramatic movie “One More Kiss” in 1999, and the horror-action movie “Dracula 2000.” He gained fame and respects as move on and be casted in the films “Harrison’s Flowers” in 2000, the crime-drama movie “Shooters” and apocalyptic-fantasy film ‘Reign of Fire” both in 2002. He worked with Angelina Jolie in the 2003 franchise movie “Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life”, as an archeologist Andre in the movie “Timeline”, Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Phantom of the Opera”, as Beowulf in the 2005 movie “Beowulf & Grendel”, and the dramatic movie “Dear Frankie” in 2007. He made his iconic and blockbuster film “300” where they won Best Fight by MTV Movie Awards in 2007 and followed by “P.S. I Love You” with Hilary Swank. His “Butterfly on a Wheel” with Pierce Brosnan, the comedic-movie “The Ugly Truth” with Katherine Heigl, “Law Abiding Citizen” with Jamie Foxx, Butler as the multi-patent holder engineer working for government and made disastrous lessons about law. He played the ex-husband to capture his ex-wife to get a bounty in “The Bounty Hunter”, splendid voice talents in “How to Train Your Dragon.” Shakespeare’s “
Ralph Fiennes and biopic film “Machine Gun Preacher” both in 2011. He made additional movies in 2012 entitled “
Chasing Mavericks” and romantic-humorous movie “
Playing for Keeps.” He made another action and breath-taking blockbuster movie “
Olympus Has Fallen” as
Special Forces and secret service agent Mike Banning. His voice was again used in “
How to Train Your Dragon 2” in 2014.