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Gerard Butler net worth:
$30 Million

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Birth date: November 13, 1969
Birth place: Paisley, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lbs (86.1 kg)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:United Kingdom
Siblings:Brian Butler, Lynn Butler
Movies:, Gods of Egypt, Geostorm, London Has Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon 3

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Gerard Butler is a Paisley, Scotland-born Hollywood actor, also of Irish descent, born on 13th November 1969. Gerard has been prominent in Hollywood for almost two decades and has managed to become one of the most sought-after actors. He is particularly noted for his roles as ‘Dracula’ in the movie of the same name, as well as the leading role of King Leonidas in the movie ‘300’ among others. Other than being an excellent actor, Gerard is also a producer and a singer.

An actor who has been a part of many high grossing movies, how rich is Gerard Butler? Gerard’s current net worth counts up to almost $30 million, which he has obviously amassed mostly from his acting career over more than 20 years. Being a multimillionaire, Gerard is not short of any kind of luxury in the world as he currently owns a lavish house in Los Angeles, as well as an eclectic apartment in Manhattan. This handsome actor also loves his luxury vehicles and is noticed in the streets in his Mercedes-Benz SL550 and Range Rover.

Gerard Butler Net Worth $30 Million

Gerard Butler James was born as the youngest of three children to Scottish parents. He was a very bright student in school, which is why he landed in University of Glasgow to study Law. After becoming a law school graduate, in early twenties he went on to work in an Edinburgh law firm, but he didn’t do well in the firm due to his erratic and party-hard nature. It was then that Gerard dreamed of being a famous actor, and went to live in London and then in the USA. It took some time for Gerard to get roles in television and movies, but his luck changed when he was cast in the movie ‘Dracula 2000’, and then other movies like ‘Reign of Fire’, ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ among many more. It was after these movies that Gerard’s net worth started to sky-rocket.

Gerard’s career breakthrough is noted to be the lead role in the movie ‘300’ where he portrayed the brave king of Sparta, Leonidas. He then appeared in other high grossing movies like ‘P.S. I Love you’, ‘Dear Frankie’, ‘The Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ among others. All these projects did wonders for Gerard’s acting career and helped him extensively to accumulate his net worth. Given his work choices, Gerard has been in different mishaps in the process of filming many of his movies that have resulted in injury. He has also been medicated time after time for his substance abuse, partly due to these injuries. On a different note, Gerard is also a good singer and a songwriter as reportedly; he is in the middle of recording an album.

Talking about his personal life, Gerard is a lucky person who splits homes in Scotland and the USA. Gerard likes to keep a very low profile when it comes to his romantic affairs, but recently it has been reported that he is dating Morgan Brown. Nevertheless, Gerard is still enjoying the best of his life with a successful career that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Train Your Dragon 3 2018 pre-production Stoick the Vast (voice)
Angel Has Fallen 2018 announced Mike Banning
Keepers 2017 pre-production James
Geostorm 2017 post-production Jake
Den of Thieves pre-production
Hunter Killer filming Capt. Joe Glass
The Headhunter's Calling 2016 Dane Jensen
London Has Fallen 2016 Mike Banning
Gods of Egypt 2016 Set
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 Stoick (voice)
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 Mike Banning
Movie 43 2013 Leprechaun 1 & 2 (segment "Happy Birthday")
Playing for Keeps 2012 George
Chasing Mavericks 2012 Frosty Hesson
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 2011 Video short Stoick the Vast (voice)
Machine Gun Preacher 2011 Sam Childers
Coriolanus 2011 Tullus Aufidius
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon 2010 TV Short Stoick (voice)
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Stoick (voice)
The Bounty Hunter 2010/I Milo Boyd
Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends 2010 Short voice
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 Clyde Shelton
Gamer 2009 Kable
The Ugly Truth 2009 Mike Chadway
Tales of the Black Freighter 2009 Video short The Sea Captain (voice)
RocknRolla 2008 One Two
Nim's Island 2008 Jack Rusoe Alex Rover
P.S. I Love You 2007 Gerry
Shattered 2007 Neil Randall
Guilty Hearts 2006 Peter (segment: Please!, 1999) (as Gerry Butler)
300 2006 King Leonidas
Beowulf & Grendel 2005 Beowulf
Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' 2005 Short Prefect Cassius Chaerea
The Game of Their Lives 2005 Frank Borghi
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 The Phantom
Dear Frankie 2004 The Stranger
Timeline 2003 Andre Marek
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 Terry Sheridan
Reign of Fire 2002 Creedy
The Jury 2002 TV Mini-Series Johnnie Donne
Shooters 2002 Jackie Junior
Jewel of the Sahara 2001 Video short Captain Charles Belamy
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman 2001 TV Series Tim Bolton
Please! 2001 Short Peter (as Gerry Butler)
Attila 2001 TV Mini-Series Attila the Hun
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married 1999-2000 TV Series Gus
Dracula 2000 2000 Dracula
Harrison's Flowers 2000 Chris Kumac, photojournalist
The Cherry Orchard 1999 Yasha (as Gerald Butler)
One More Kiss 1999 Sam
Fast Food 1999 Jacko
Little White Lies 1998 TV Movie Peter
Tale of the Mummy 1998 Burke
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star 1998 TV Series Marty Claymore
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Leading Seaman - HMS Devonshire
Mrs Brown 1997 Archie Brown

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angel Has Fallen 2018 producer announced
Hunter Killer producer filming
The Headhunter's Calling 2016 producer
London Has Fallen 2016 producer
Septembers of Shiraz 2015 producer
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 producer
Playing for Keeps 2012 producer
Chasing Mavericks 2012 executive producer
Machine Gun Preacher 2011 executive producer
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 producer
Wrath of Gods 2006 Documentary co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
P.S. I Love You 2007 performer: "Love You 'til the End", "Mustang Sally", "The Galway Girl"
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 performer: "Angel of Music", "The Mirror Angel of Music-Reprise", "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Music of the Night", "Notes", "All I Ask of You Reprise", "Why So Silent", "Wandering Child", "Don Juan", "The Point of No Return", "Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer", "I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It"
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 performer: "For the Dancing and the Dreaming"
Yooryung 2012 TV Series performer: "The Phantom of the Opera"
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey Through 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary camera operator
The Textures of 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary short camera operator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal 2016 the director would like to thank
The Iceman 2012 special thanks
Everything's Coming Up Rosie 2009 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
London Has Fallen: Guns, Knives & Explosives 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'London Has Fallen' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Extra 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Movie3Some 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
WWE Raw 2016 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Motion Picture-Foreign Language
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Global Citizen Festival 2013 TV Movie Himself
Creating the Action: VFX and Design of 'Olympus Has Fallen' 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Olympus Has Fallen: Deconstructing the Black Hawk Sequence 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Olympus Has Fallen: Ground Combat - Fighting the Terrorists 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Olympus Has Fallen: The Epic Ensemble 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Under Surveillance: The Making of 'Olympus Has Fallen' 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The 42nd Annual Juno Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2013 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Evening Urgant 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2012 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Soccer Aid 2012 TV Mini-Series Himself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Janela Indiscreta 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2011 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins 2011 Documentary Narrator (voice)
In Search of Ted Demme 2010 Documentary Himself
The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Gomorron 2010 TV Series Himself - The Bounty Hunter
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
HBO First Look 2004-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Law in Black and White: Behind the Scenes 2010 Video short Himself
The Justice of 'Law Abiding Citizen' 2010 Video short Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside the Game: Controlling Gamer 2010 Video documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala 2009 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The Complete 300: A Comprehensive Immersion 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Blokes, Birds and Backenders 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Breakfast 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Who Were the Spartans? 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The 300: Fact or Fiction? 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
History in Focus 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
300: A Storyteller's Legend 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 300 2007 Video documentary short Himself
To the Hot Gates: A Legend Reborn 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Wrath of Gods 2006 Documentary Himself
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Himself
Shadow Company 2006 Documentary James Ashcroft (voice)
Eigo de shabera-night 2005 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Making of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
Journey Through 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Textures of 'Timeline' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Showbuzz 1997 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boots on the Ground in Haiti 2016 Documentary Himself
The Frollo Show 2011-2013 TV Series Leonidas
The Graham Norton Show 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
The Frame 2013 TV Series King Leonidas
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Leet Fighters 2013 TV Series Leonidas
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie King Leonidas

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor The Bounty Hunter (2010)
2007 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight 300 (2006)
2007 Action Movie Star of the Year World Stunt Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Jay Baruchel
· Cate Blanchett
· Djimon Hounsou
· America Ferrera
· Kristen Wiig
· T.J. Miller
· Jonah Hill
· Christopher Mintz-Plasse
· Craig Ferguson
2011 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
2011 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple/Worst Screen Ensemble The Bounty Hunter (2010) · Jennifer Aniston
2011 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Bounty Hunter (2010)
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Star
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy The Ugly Truth (2009)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor 300 (2006)
2008 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor 300 (2006)
2007 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Performance 300 (2006)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song The Phantom of the Opera (2004) · Andrew Lloyd Webber (music by)
· Charles Hart (lyrics by)
· Richard Stilgoe (lyrics by)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year 300 (2006)


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#Fact
1 Was president of the Law society in college.
2 Aside from singing in a band in college, he had no prior Musical experience before being cast in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
3 Was unable to book a professional acting job for the first two years of his career.
4 Before his final year of law school, Butler took a year off to live in California. He mostly lived in Venice Beach, working at different jobs, traveling often, and, according to him, drinking heavily, at one point being arrested for alcohol-related disorderly conduct.
5 Did not start acting until he was twenty-five years old.
6 Has no formal acting training.
7 Worked in a variety of jobs including a waiter, a telemarketer and a demonstrator of how toys work at fairs between acting roles.
8 He stated in an interview, before finally quitting drinking at age 27, that his wild drinking antics would involve smashing bottles over his own head, running in front of cars, and he once woke up in Paris, miles from where he'd been at a party, covered in gashes and blood and, to this day, he has no idea what happened in that incident.
9 Used to frequent a weekly Jazz night in Beverly Hills hosted by Danny Masterson. Samantha Ronson, Bo Barrett, Ben Foster, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Scarimbolo were all frequently spotted there.
10 During production of The Phantom of the Opera (2004), it took him four hours to get fitted with his makeup and prosthetics.
11 His name is not pronounced, like the typical Gerard, with a long "A". "Ger" is pronounced like 'chair', with the "ard" pronounced like 'errd'. It is pronounced like 'chair-errd'.
12 He was rescued after a surfing accident on December 18, 2011 in northern California. He and three others were filming a scene for Chasing Mavericks (2012) when they were hit by a freak set of waves. He was held underwater and dragged over a rocky reef until he was rescued by a safety worker on jet-skis. He was hospitalized for minor injuries and released.
13 He is a huge fan of Glasgow Celtic Football club. He played for them in 2011, in a charity match against Manchester United.
14 Along with Ben Stiller, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon and director Paul Haggis, he visited a camp for internally displaced persons managed by Sean Penn and his Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [April 2010]
15 Is constantly trying to quit smoking employing the use of hypnotism, patches, lasers and most general methods. He did quit for six months while filming 300 (2006), but started again towards the end of filming.
16 His favorite actors are Christian Bale and Gary Oldman.
17 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#10). [2007].
18 Divides his time between Los Angeles, Malibu, and New York.
19 Prefers to be called Gerry. He does this because he notices that many people (especially Americans) struggle with pronouncing "Gerard".
20 Was chosen as the most attractive man of 2005 by Hello! Magazine
21 He has a legal degree from Glasgow University, but gave up on that career after being fired from a law firm just one week before he was qualified to practice law.
22 When he auditioned for the role of "Aslan the Lion" in the Walden Media/Disney production of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), he asked, "This isn't going to be like the BBC puppet Aslan, right? Because, if so, I'm leaving right now".
23 He has quickly gained a reputation as one of the nicest actors around, as he always takes time to socialize with fans and hangs out with crew members as much as co-stars on film sets.
24 Sang in a rock band whilst training to be a lawyer.
25 Jokes about preferring the mask side of his face to the regular side of his face.
26 Had the rock-and-roll voice that Andrew Lloyd Webber always wanted to hear as the Phantom.
27 Cried while talking about the Phantom's loneliness to The Phantom of the Opera (2004) director Joel Schumacher.
28 Has done five films in which his character's name is in the title: Dracula 2000 (2000), Attila (2001), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), and Burns (2006).
29 Was at one time the lead singer for a Scottish rock band named Speed, although music eventually became his second love after acting.
30 Was a presenter at the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards with fellow Scotsman Billy Boyd.
31 Was confirmed for a role in Mindhunters (2004), but chose to drop out of it because of his prior commitment to Timeline (2003). The filming schedules of the two films overlapped. Jonny Lee Miller with whom Butler co-starred in Dracula 2000 (2000) stepped in to take his Mindhunter role.
32 Was once rumored to be the next James Bond (after Pierce Brosnan). [April 2001]
33 Did not see his father from the age of 2 until he turned 16.
34 Graduated from Glasgow University with a law degree
35 On the first day of shooting his film debut in Mrs Brown (1997), he had to run naked into a freezing sea and, as a result, developed hypothermia. Later during the filming, he saved a young boy from drowning in the river Tay and received a Certificate Of Bravery from The Royal Humane Society.
36 First stage role was in Coriolanus. Poked in the eye with a wooden stake during rehearsals for the play.
37 He is Scottish, but is of partial Irish ancestry. He has also mentioned that, because of this, his family does not have a tartan.

#Quote
1 [If he kept up his good shape after 300 (2006)] Actually yes. I'm not as big as I was. But I'm still pretty cut.
2 [on getting in to shape again and again for his movie roles] I was ridiculous in 300 (2006). The regimen was incredibly difficult because I went through a lot of training for it. And for The Ugly Truth (2009), I didn't have to worry about it much. So I had the luxury of saying that [I would never sport six-pack abs again]. But then another movie comes along, and it's happened a few times. For Olympus Has Fallen (2013), I had to get the abs back again. And then you swear that's it! And then vanity gets the better of you.
3 [on how he kept himself motivated while working out for movie roles] There's nothing more mindless than lifting weights. But it's not about one [isolated] training session. It's about visualizing your taut body on screen after many such mindless training sessions.
4 [on when he refused to reprise his iconic role in the sequel to 300 (2006)] I was tempted, but it wasn't the same Leonidas as in the first movie. It was just a couple of scenes of political conversation, and that's not the way I wanted him to be remembered. I wished them the best, but it always felt like a tenuous link trying to pull me into that movie. I didn't really belong in there. It's crazy for them to expect that I would spend one year training non-stop to get that eight-pack Leonidas body back for a minute-long cameo appearance.
5 [on prepping for his nude scene in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)] It was a great chance for me to get really cut and shredded. I was inspired for that scene by De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976), the scene where he is doing the push-ups. And you go wow! You just take one look and it just says so much about that guy. Often when you see psychos and when you imagine them, you can see those muscles and them being all sinewy and that looks quite terrifying and it suggests a lot, how much extra work has been put into it. So it was a time for me to get really cut. One of the advantages of that scene was it meant that I had to train. And that's one of the best ways for me to try and get my body in shape.
6 [on the trying to achieve a different kind of shape for Gamer (2009)] I never wanted to be the same size as 300 because that's a very different thing. We are talking about a mythical warrior-king, so that was a different experience. I wanted to get into a different type of physicality, not as big [as King Leonidas]. But more sinewy with the feeling that inside, you are just so strong in every moment and very tough. And that's Cable [the name of the character he was playing], that's the kind of life he's lived. He has that sinewy muscular look where you see all the veins popping out. Once the veins starting coming out, you know you are getting somewhere [training wise]. And you get that from just pumping constantly and then you get all cut and shredded.
7 [on wanting to physically impress his co-stars inn the film 300 (2006)] My huge paranoia was that I was going to be like another skinny British actor who's pretending to be a hard man. You look at Leonidas' arms and you look at his legs, and they'd break you like a fucking toothpick. I was their king, so I wanted the other actors to be going, "Wow, he's fucking awesome".
8 [on looking like a Greek god yet feeling like an old man during the making of 300 (2006) due to over-training] When I take my clothes off I look like a Greek God. But inside I feel like an 80-year-old man. My knees are gone. My shoulders feel like they don't exist any more.
9 [on being asked if film-makers CGIed in his abs for 300 (2006)] No not the abs. My abs in the movie are mine (own). It is very expensive to CGI in somebody's abs for a second, never mind for a whole film. That's a 5 million dollar deal for just one person! Warner Brothers were excited for me to do this film, but they weren't 5 million dollars excited, to CGI in my abs. I shed blood, sweat and tears for that six-pack.
10 [on being asked if his famous six-pack abs in 300 (2006) was CGI] No they weren't, not at all, are you kidding me? When I was training, my six-pack was so pronounced that I could stick up to my second knuckle of my finger into my stomach, defining my six-pack. I was truly buff and God-like. Actually, that question annoys me because I am still suffering from the aches and pains of the work that I put in for that movie because I over-trained ridiculously. I had my own body-building trainer and then I trained with the film crew and then I would pump on set all the time and then people come with stuff like "Oh you wore a body suit?" or "Oh it was all digitally enhanced?" or "Oh it was painted on?". It was all very much me!
11 [on how constantly showing off his body helped his performance in 300 (2006)]: You wanted to be naked. The more naked you were the stronger you felt because you could shock your opponents. The Spartans were big and strong and wanted people to see that. They wanted their opponents to wonder 'Do we want to mess with him?'
12 [on wanting to impress WB chief Alan Horn and the stuntmen with his physical preparation on 300 (2006)]: I made a promise to [Warner Bros. president] Alan Horn personally that if he gave me the role, I would so kick butt that I would make the movie my life -- and I did. Every workout session, and every bit of pain that I went through made me feel more like a Spartan. I wanted the stuntmen to go, "Who is this guy? He's fucking nuts." I wanted to train as hard as I could with them-not with them but for them, so when I put on that cape, to go, "Wow. Look at that."
13 [on what he was trying to achieve with his physique in 300 (2006)]: I wanted to look really strong. I've seen so many actors play these kinds of roles, and you see all this equipment on either a big belly or skinny little arms. You know that every bead of sweat falling off your head, every weight you've pumped -- the history of that is all in your eyes. That was a great thing, to put on that cape and put on that helmet, and not have to think, Shit, I should have trained more. Instead, I was standing there feeling like a lion.
14 [on enjoying his physique while it lasted for the first 300 (2006)]: There is a certain amount of spraying that goes on to get you tan. The darker you get, the more your muscles show. They're still your muscles but we'd spray them to enhance them. We'd still work hard. By the end of the movie, I was cut so much that I could stick my fingers into the ripples of my abs. I would flash everyone with my six-pack--it was an eight-pack, actually. I was like, "check this out," because you are never going to see this again.
15 [on ever trying to match his physical transformation on 300 (2006)]: I think somebody would have to understand just how intensely I trained for this film. I think it's pretty impossible to surpass, at least in my book, I wouldn't want to do it again and I don't think I''d ever really need to do it again.
16 [on the extreme physical conditioning he wanted to achieve for 300 (2006)]: I didn't just train with the cast I trained on my own as well and I always had someone by me to pump on set. I kept that up for months and months. It was a way to get into my mind that I deserved to lead and to feel it was in their minds too, that I was an actor who'd impressed them by the work I was willing to do. I knew I had to wear this big beard and this big helmet and I didn't want to be this big head on this skinny body. You see so many movies like this where this English actor comes out with his twiggy arms and this very cerebral, academic English voice, shouting at these armies. I never bought that for a second. I was aiming for the stars. I wanted to look super-human, like nobody else had ever looked before. I tried to make it as extreme as possible, just like a Spartan.
17 [on being proud of the way he looked in 300 (2006)]: When you work so hard on your body and suddenly you're proud of the way you look, I'm quite happy to show off! I'm pretty much happy to walk around naked any chance I get, because I know as soon as this movie finishes it'll all disappear again, so I might as well enjoy being seen while I have it.
18 [on his irritation when people claimed his body in 300 (2006) was CGI enhanced]: I was a bit annoyed when people suggested I was wearing a body suit, when I thought of all the work involved. I was aiming for the stars. I wanted to look superhuman, like nobody had ever looked before. Then I'd look down at me and think this doesn't look real.
19 [on inspiring and motivating people with his performance and physique in 300 (2006)]: I know a lot of people who tell me, "I watched that movie, and now I go to the gym." What bothered me was people telling me I was wearing a body suit. I worked too hard for you to deny me working so hard. I wanted to try and look like a sculpture, like Leonidas deserved to look. I wanted to be big, and cut. I think that movie worked on so many levels, and people appreciated it for more than the abs; it's about team spirit, sacrifice and honour.
20 [on wanting to stun audiences with his sculpted physique in 300 (2006)]I've always had a relatively good body, and since Atilla the Hun was one of my first roles. Not that different in terms of the shape I had to get in. I let it go, from time to time. But I said to the people in the highest levels, 'Give me this and I'll get in kick-ass shape, I'm telling you.' I wanted to have a physique like you wouldn't believe. I'm not a martial artist, not a Schwarzenegger. But I wanted people to go, 'Holy fuck, how did he get like THAT?' I hope I've done that.
21 [on how building up an intimidating physique was important for 300 (2006)]: It's easy for me to be paranoid, especially when you're an actor playing the lead role. I have previously seen so many actors with a massive amount of armour on and then these little twiggy arms. I'm not naming any names, but some of them have these plummy accents and you think to yourself: 'You couldn't fight your way out of a paper bag and you're commanding armies or are supposed to be a knight or whatever. That's all so King Arthur. I wanted to be the guy who my men could look to and say: 'Yeah, I would follow him.' And the audience would look at him and think: 'Yeah, I can see why they would follow him into battle.' And then finally, that I would be feeling like: 'Of course they're going to follow me.' I also wanted to see that in their eyes, that I could feel they had respect for me.
22 (On the last time he drank alcohol at age 27) I was in Camden (England) and I had a crazy experience with these two sisters whom I was friends with from Glasgow, and we'd been out one night, and one of the sisters just went nuts. I don't know what it was. She just lost her mind and the other sister was freaking out and crying and saying, 'I don't know what's wrong with her' and I remember thinking: 'How many of these crazy situations do I have to get into? This is not who I am or where I should be'. I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror and didn't recognize myself. I didn't recognize my face, and I didn't recognize my soul. I went: 'Who is this? What's happened to you?' I actually went to the pub and thought well, I'll have a beer, and sit and contemplate this, and I just couldn't drink it. I took a sip and went to the toilet and threw up and said: 'That's it'. And that's the last time I ever had a drink.
23 [on the masculinity of UK actors] It's that deep voice, the intensity, the gravitas. You just hear the Scottish voice and you can hear a man with a set of heavy feet that are connected to the ground. When they smile, they really smile. When they stare, they really stare. There is just something burning about them.
24 I see a lot of actors for whom life becomes one big schedule. I guess I try to be more sensitive to my private life - to take a breath of fresh air and be in the countryside or on a golf course.
25 I saw this movie [How to Train Your Dragon (2010)] and thought "wow, I would really like an animated kid".
26 Sometimes I finish a movie and I get used to a certain lifestyle and when that stops I get a bit lost for about a week. 'No one is bringing me lunch anymore - I've got to go do that myself?' I lose the main point of my focus. Often all I want to do is travel and just get the hell out of there. But I'm actually boring really.
27 [on his family back home in Scotland] I go home and they'll cook Christmas ­dinner, and she's like, 'C'mon, give a hand, come on, wash the dishes or put the dishes away.' And I'm like, 'Mom, I am a major Hollywood movie star, I can't be doing this. It's embarrassing.'
28 On acting: Just make them feel something, because I think so many of us, including myself, spend too much time not feeling enough, you know?
29 On solitude: I love to spend a lot of time on my own. I can seriously go into my own head and often love to let myself travel where I don't know where I'm going. I always felt that that was his kind of form of escape, in a way.
30 You've got to move on and it's a shame because there's a part of you that thinks, 'I was so attached to that movie and its success and what it meant to me.' There's a part of you that wants to pull that off again. I heard some backroom chatter about another 300 (2006) movie. I don't know if it would be a sequel or a prequel but I haven't read anything. I can't see it myself, the idea in general. I'm not sure which way they would go with that. When Russell Crowe did Gladiator (2000), he didn't come back and do another one. Like mine, his character died.
31 In Scotland I'm just like a lot of other guys, but in America I'm seen as a very strong, masculine guy.
32 On his new acting career: "[During] some of the most miserable periods of my life, people thought I was very happy. And now that I'm actually happier, I don't have to show it. I'm more comfortable with myself."

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1 Commandng and authoritative characters in action films
2 Gravelly, commanding voice
3 Muscular physique
4 Scottish accent

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