Who Is Gerard Butler, Anyway?
Actor Gerard Butler, the actor best known for his role in “300”, has made headlines the past few months for all the business he’s being doing in his boudoir. His bedroom has seen more action than even his movie sets! And this week, he was seen at a “meeting” cozying up to Jennifer Aniston, who has supposedly taken John Mayer back. So who is this suave Scotsman who’s making more moves in LA than a U-Haul?
LOVES: Gerard Butler, a 38-year-old bachelor, has been quoted saying he likes women to make the first move and take the lead in a relationship…apparently that means he likes to be ridden like Hollywood’s town bicycle because dude’s been getting around! Typically Gerard has been known to go for three types of women: dark and lovely like Rosario Dawson and Naomi Campbell; blondes like former Miss USA/Playmate/Travis Barker’s ex, Shanna Moakler, who he is supposedly still dating; and eccentric Feminist Artist types like poet/African Romance novelist Kola Boof and Italian cougar Raquelia Fioravante.
This past year he’s dated “Dancing With The Stars”‘ Cheryl Burke and supposedly Cameron Diaz. After he and Diaz went on a few dates, he dogged on their relationship to the press. Jerk! And now he’s got his paws on Jennifer Aniston, who is supposedly also back with John Mayer. Be warned Jennifer: Gerard is a smooth talker, but probably not what you’re looking for in a baby daddy. Gerard has also been known to pick up extra chicks on set by offering to have them over to tea at his place. Even if he is Scottish, that’s still creepy!
CREW: Born in Scotland, his family soon moved to Quebec. After a couple years, his parents divorced and his mother moved the family back to the UK. He didn’t have a relationship with his father until he took ill with cancer. Gerard, as a young man, put his life on pause to be with him back in Canada. Sadly, his father passed when he was just 22. As for his friends? Gerard has got LOTS of them — his best friend is Ariel Vromen, a director. He also pals around with Pierce Brosnan, director Guy Ritchie, and Christian de la Fuente (he was Cheryl Burke’s dancing partner on “Dancing With The Stars”, FYI). And, of course, all the women he dates are usually known as “just friends” when Butler talks to the media.
CAREER: Gerard was a lawyer before he became an actor. Just days before he would have been made a full-fledged counselor in Scotland, he was fired from the firm where he was training. So, he decided to move to London and try his hand at his life-long passion, acting. After doing some plays, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as an extra until he landed a minor part in the Bond flick, “Tomorrow Never Dies”. His big break came when he played the Count in Wes Craven’s flop “Dracula 2000″. He also portrayed the head honcho Hun in “Attila”, a TV mini-series, co-starred with Angelina Jolie in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, and was the singing Phantom in “Phantom of the Opera” (yes, he really did sing). But of course, he’s best known for his role as the Spartan King in 2007’s “300”. Currently he stars in Guy Ritchie’s “Rock N Rolla”.