Quote: "I had a sore throat, I still have a sore throat, so I was worried that it was gonna come out (as a whisper). Fortunately it came out (fine) but what a buzz! Two hundred thousand people. My folks were there right next to me... My mum came up afterwards and went, 'Ah son, that was good, I thought you were gonna mess it up but you did a good job!'" Scottish actor Gerard Butler was relieved to be able to shout the famous, "Drivers start your engines!" line as the grand marshall at last weekend's (21Feb16) Daytona 500 NASCAR motor race in Florida.
Fact: Gerard Butler has become the latest movie star to front a timepiece campaign after signing on as the face of Festina watches. The 26-year-old Scot's new ads, which will debut next month (Mar16), will also feature former Miss Italy Denny Mendez.
Fact: Scottish movie hunk Gerard Butler's new girlfriend, interior designer Morgan Brown, is the daughter of model Karen Brown, who romanced another film star, Peter O'Toole.
Fact: Scottish actor Gerard Butler has been named the new face of Hugo Boss fragrance Boss Bottled.
Quote: "(Paul Walker's death) just broke my heart. (He was) one of the nicest people I've met." Scottish actor Gerard Butler was devastated to learn of the Fast & Furious star's passing last weekend (30Nov13). The pair appeared together in sci-fi thriller Timeline in 2003.
Fact: Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush has joined Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in ancient history epic Gods Of Egypt. The Australian actor has reportedly signed on to play sun god Ra in director Alex Proyas' ambitious movie. Game of Thrones star Coster-Waldau will portray Horus, while Butler is very close to signing up for the role of Set, the god of the desert.
Fact: Scottish actor Gerard Butler is in talks to play Set, the god of the desert, in director Alex Proyas' epic Gods Of Egypt. He is in negotiations to play the rival of Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's Horus.
Fact: Gerard Butler is in talks to replace Liam Hemsworth in director Ricardo De Montreuil's feature remake of his short film The Raven. Hemsworth, who was attached to star in the film last month (Apr13), has exited the project, which follows the plight of a man on the run from futuristic robotic cops and drones in Los Angeles.
Fact: Celebrities Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton and Patricia Arquette were among the stars who turned out for the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in California this weekend (19-21Apr13). Blur, The Stone Roses and Phoenix headlined the first two nights of the three-day event, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be hoping for better weather as they hit the main stage on Sunday night (21Apr13). The rockers' set last week (14Apr13) was blighted by a sandstorm in the middle of the Indio desert.
Quote: "I was at an airport and went to the toilet. I was at the urinals and this guy walks in and I notice he is standing a bit too close and I'm deliberately not looking at him and he suddenly shouts, 'This is Sparta!' I don't go into public toilets now!" Gerard Butler had a bizarre encounter with a fan who mimicked his battle cry from 300.
Quote: "I was going into a toilet in a club once and this guy comes out, he's a fireman, and he says, 'Hey, dude, come in here...' he takes me to the toilet and lifts up his shirt... and he has a tattoo all the way across his chest of a still from 300... and I met a girl who had a tattoo of me on her thigh from the Phantom of the Opera... and she's with her mum and she's only, like, 18, but she's hot." Gerard Butler often meets fans who have tattoos of him all over their bodies.
Fact: Scottish actor Gerard Butler donned a blindfold to take part in a special pie taste-test during an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Thursday (14Mar13). The star joined Tv hosts to try a macaroni and cheese pie with bacon crust and strawberry-sweet pea pie in celebration of Pi Day, commemorating the mathematical constant.
Quote: "I met her here in New York and we hung out all night, didn't even kiss, tried on my hat collection and I said, 'I'm coming to visit you in Milan,' and three days later, I was at her door in Milan. She was like, 'Whoa!' I'm having fun, I'm very lucky, she's a great girl." Gerard Butler on his romance with model Madalina Ghenea.
Fact: Scottish star Gerard Butler locked lips with Paul Haggis on Thursday (21Feb13) after willingly bidding $75,000 (£46,875) for a moment of "joy" with the filmmaker during a special charity auction in Los Angeles on Thursday (21Feb13). Proceeds from the sale benefited the director's Artists for Peace and Justice organisation, which provides funds to aid ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
Quote: "Robbie Williams has a five-a-side park up in Mulholland (Drive) and I went there one night and Will was training; we were both training for the same game and I'm thinking, 'Will Ferrell playing soccer... This is funny!' He's good... He was solid, he didn't stop, he ran around like a dog, he got the ball." Actor Gerard Butler was impressed with Will Ferrell's soccer skills.
Quote: "I think I'll be a great dad, although I can't wait too long because I'm getting on. I love kids, I really look forward to having toddlers running around." Scottish actor Gerard Butler wants to settle down and start a family.
Fact: Actors Gerard Butler and Sarah Jessica Parker have been announced as hosts for this year's (12) Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will be staged in Norway on 11 December (12). Jennifer Hudson and Seal will perform at the gala.
Fact: Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is in talks to take charge of Gerard Butler's new presidential movie Olympus Has Fallen. Butler has already signed on to play a Secret Service agent in the action film, based around a fictional terrorist attack on the White House.
Fact: Actors Mike Myers, Gerard Butler and Will Ferrell have joined the all-star Soccer Aid match. The charity soccer game, to be captained by Robbie Williams and Michael Sheen, will take place in Manchester, England on 27 May (12).
Fact: Gerard Butler made an official post-rehab public appearance on Sunday (26Feb12) by attending the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I am a single successful Scottish actor in a city full of beautiful women, and I will admit to having the time of my life." Gerard Butler is making the most of his single status in Los Angeles.
Quote: "It was a very sad moment for me at that point, because I don't come from a family of lawyers, it was a big deal that I was going to law school. And then my mom... (was) very proud, 'my boy's going to be a lawyer'. And then one week before qualifying I had to call her and say I've just been fired." Gerard Butler on deciding against becoming a lawyer.
Quote: "I think I can say that maybe four per cent of those reports I read are anywhere close to correct." Gerard Butler on speculation about his love life.
Quote: "I was hit by a (gun) shell in the head... because the casings fly out. It slit my head. And the next take, (it) did it again." Actor Gerard Butler was left injured on the set of his new movie MAChine Gun Preacher.
Quote: "I'm still not sure my hand was on her butt - I think that's just the way the camera was angled." Gerard Butler on the candid photo, in which he appeared to cradle reported girlfriend Jennifer Aniston's butt.
Quote: "There is actually a Jerry Butler, who's a porn star; Jerry Butler was a soul singer, and then, I have a dialect coach called Jerry Butler... There are a lot of Gerry Butlers about." Movie star Gerard Butler insists his name is quite common in showbusiness.
Fact: Gerard Butler has been named GQ Man of the Year in Germany.
Quote: "It will never be over. If Jen remains my friend, which I hope she will, anytime we would ever hang out in any way will be us dating again." Scottish actor Gerard Butler can't see an end to rumours of a romance with his THE BOUNTY HUNTER co-star Jennifer Aniston. The pair has continually denied reports they are a couple.
Quote: "We clicked. It was just easy. There was no kind of pretension to break through. We were instantly like, 'Yeah, I like you!'" Jennifer Aniston immediately felt like she was working with an old pal when she met Gerard Butler on the set of new movie THE BOUNTY HUNTER.
Quote: "That was one of the most uncomfortable positions to be completely honest. My leg on the left (was) asleep. Gerry's right foot is sound asleep, the pain expression on my face is kind of real." Jennifer Aniston's sexy shoot with Gerard Butler for the latest issue of W magazine was a painful experience.
Quote: "Gerry is lovely, he's a real nice guy. But it seems I get linked to all my co-stars. There seems to be a formula - if you make a movie together, then you must be dating in real life. I don't know who starts those rumours but I'm learning to ignore them." Jennifer Aniston on persistent rumours of a romance with her THE BOUNTY HUNTER co-star Gerard Butler.
Quote: "Over Christmas, she had a tree-trimming party that I went to. Yeah, I trimmed her bush. S**t. Please don't put that in." Gerard Butler begs a Men's Journal reporter not to include his quip about reported girlfriend Jennifer Aniston in his article.
Quote: "Some days I think it would be great, but other days I don't because my job takes me all over the place. I wouldn't necessarily be around for them that much. But I can definitely imagine it happening one day. I love being an uncle and I get on well with kids." Scottish actor Gerard Butler plans to have a family one day.
Quote: "To be honest, I’m surprised I wasn’t nominated for an Oscar this year. I mean, did they see Ugly Truth? Did they see Gamer? But I have the honour of presenting at the Oscars, and I had this genius idea that I was going to record it on my DVR, and then just watch it backwards, and then I’m going to feel like I won. Who’s going to know the difference?” Scottish Gerard Butler on presenting a prize at the upcoming Academy Awards on Sunday (07Mar10).
Fact: Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, Tom Ford, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Sam Worthington will all make their debuts at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10) - the first-timers have all been asked to present awards at the prizegiving.
Quote: "I think I had 32 days off in two years and 25 were on Mondays, and then there was five Fridays and two Tuesdays... I think I just did the Tuesdays to make the Mondays more convincing." Gerard Butler had a few sick days while working as a trainee solicitor.
Quote: "On my birthday itself I am going to have a party in London, which is great because I don’t get to spend a lot of time there anymore. The next day I am going up to Glasgow, where I am having a shared birthday party with my 11-year old niece!" Actor Gerard Butler will celebrate turning 40 on Friday (13Nov09) in Scotland with family and friends.
Quote: "They don't have premieres in Glasgow, especially not Hollywood movies. It allows me to go back there and say 'Thank you,' because every part of me that goes in movies is all from my Scottishness. That is what made me who I am and brought me here." Scottish actor Gerard Butler on the decision to debut his new film, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, in his hometown.
Fact: Scottish actor Gerard Butler showed off his musical credentials on Thursday (15Oct09) when he jammed with The Roots on U.S. TV. The Ugly Truth star joined comedian/presenter Jimmy Fallon on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a duet of The Doors' classic Roadhouse Blues, backed up by the acclaimed hip-hop band.
Quote: "I love her to death. She's the coolest and she's become a great friend, but there's nothing going on. And if there was, I'd be happy to say it!" Scottish actor Gerard Butler is still fighting off rumours of a romance with his THE BOUNTY co-star Jennifer Aniston.
Quote: "I wanna eat my potatoes and French fries and sponge cakes! When I play a role like this, I can't have my carbs and it makes me crazy!" Gerard Butler hated having to have a ripped body for his 2009 thriller LAW ABIDING CITIZEN.
Quote: "She will be an amazing mum. She's incredibly responsible, smart and loving. This is a huge deal for her and she's going to take to it like a duck to water." Scottish actor Gerard Butler heaps praise on his THE UGLY TRUTH co-star Katherine Heigl's parenting potential. The actress and her singer husband Josh Kelley welcomed adopted Korean girl Naleigh into their family last week (ends18Sep09).
Quote: "I have to confess I always hated any person from Scotland who went and lost their accent in the slightest... But I've spent a year and a half now playing roles as an American and I'm not comfortable enough doing those accents only when we film, so I have to keep it up all the time. I really hate myself for doing that." Scottish actor Gerard Butler is annoyed with himself for losing his native accent.
Quote: "A fan is fantastic - they're what makes your career worth it - but it doesn't mean you want to marry them. They're putting you on a pedestal and it's hard to date somebody like that." Gerard Butler breaks hearts by ruling out a relationship with a female fan.
Quote: "If women could hear what men talk about when they're not around, it'd be over. You'd all turn gay or celibate." THE UGLY TRUTH star Gerard Butler on the hidden side of men.
Quote: "Oh Jennifer (Aniston) and I are getting married, then I'm marrying Cameron Diaz, then I'm marrying Joan Rivers and I'm going to be a busy guy." Scottish actor Gerard Butler is amused by celebrity romance rumours.
Quote: "Sometimes in my life I don't want a smart woman right now, I want a dumb woman. But then you think, that doesn't work, now I want a smart woman. Then you get a smart woman and you go no, that doesn't work, so it's just killing me right now." Scottish actor Gerard Butler can't make up his mind when it comes to dating.
Quote: "I had a date once where the girl went to the toilet, and when she was in there, I thought I'll just pop off, and when I came back, she'd left! The bartender said: 'S**t, I think she thought you'd gone and she left.' I never saw her again." Actor Gerard Butler on his dating nightmares.
Quote: "I'm good at distilling the finer points of the deal, but when it comes to sitting and reading the contract, my stomach starts churning. It takes me back and I start having nightmares and panic attacks!" Gerard Butler's days as a lawyer have put him off looking at his movie contracts in detail.
Quote: "I had a scene jelly-wrestling with two naked women and I sat with Katherine (Heigl) while she faked orgasm after orgasm in a Harry Met Sally moment. There are harder ways to earn a living." Gerard Butler had fun filming new movie THE UGLY TRUTH.
Quote: "I try to wear something when I go for a swim but I don't always remember." Gerard Butler is a fan of skinny dipping.
Quote: "One time I was supposed to play with Katherine's hair and I kept forgetting my lines. I was so nervous that I grabbed her breast. Afterwards, all I could do is say, 'I'm sorry.'" Gerard Butler admits his embarrassing slip-up with co-star Katherine Heigl on the set of THE UGLY TRUTH.
Quote: "At night I would go to dinner with everyone and tell dirty jokes. I was vulgar." Gerard Butler enjoyed staying in character as a sleazy man while shooting upcoming film THE UGLY TRUTH.
Quote: "I've definitely had my a** pinched more than I've pinched a**es. I'd like to be offended but I'm not going to complain too much about this. It used to be me rubbing myself against them but... in a couple of years it won't be happening anymore." Scottish actor Gerard Butler on the perks of being a Hollywood heart-throb.
Fact: 300 star Gerard Butler is such a fan of Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE he arranged to take the child stars of the movie out for lunch during a recent Indian vacation.
Quote: "I'm historically not someone who's been amazing in relationships... It's not an area I'm very mature in." Actor Gerard Butler, 38, insists he won't be getting married any time soon.
Fact: The grand opening of celebrity-owned Hollywood restaurant Shin was a star-studded affair on Tuesday night (14Oct08) with guests including Kirsten Dunst, Bijou Phillips, singers Adam Levine and will.i.am, and rocker Joel Madden. The Korean BBQ eatery is part-owned by Mark Ronson, Gerard Butler and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas.
Quote: "I got into Duran Duran, Wham! (and) Adam Ant. Suddenly I'm wearing trousers that zip up the side instead of down the middle. I've made some gross misjudgments." 300 hunk Gerard Butler on his teenage fashion mishaps.
Fact: Scottish actor Gerard Butler's foul language cost him a small fortune on the set of new family film NIM'S ISLAND - young star Abigail Breslin fined him $2 (GBP1) every time he cursed in front of her.
Quote: "I've actually asked her to marry me. No reply yet. I'm waiting patiently. She's a grunter. I like grunters." Scottish actor Gerard Butler on the love of his life, his pet pug Lolita. (PAW/RAG/CG) "I've actually asked her to marry me. No reply yet. I'm waiting patiently. She's a grunter. I like grunters." Scottish actor GERARD BUTLER on the love of his life, his pet pug Lolita.
Quote: "Can I buy you a drink or would you rather just have the money?" Scottish actor Gerard Butler reveals his favourite pick-up line.
Quote: "A lot of films I've become involved in over the years are because other actors dropped out." 300 star Gerard Butler has no delusions about his acting career.
Fact: Scottish movie star Gerard Butler was once the face of Guinness in Ireland. The 300 star played identical twins in TV ads at the beginning of his acting career.