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Gerard Butler: From hero to almost zero in 5 films

Gerard Butler: From hero to almost zero in 5 films

He promised a brilliant career, especially after 300Gerard Butler gradually found himself in B-movies, and today with KandaharTries a big comeback in dark rooms.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera.


Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum in The Phantom of the Opera.

We often forget, but Gerard Butler starred in The Phantom of the Opera Posted by Joel Schumacher (yeah, yeah), in which he gives a reply to Emmy Rossum. It’s also a coincidence that he was cast, the director’s first choice after he zeroed in on Hugh Jackman. But impressed with his performance Dracula 2000 (often considered a turnip), the director told him about the character Eric. If the feature film did not arouse the enthusiasm of the critics, it was well received by the audience, who praised the performance of the lead actors.

300 (2007)

Gerard Butler in the movie

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Gerard Butler in the movie “300”.

Clearly, it was Zack Snyder’s character that catapulted Butler to the front of the international scene. Unforgettable as Leonidas, King of Sparta, the Scottish actor makes a name for himself in this over-the-top production with impressive special effects. Earnings of $456.1 million at the international box office make the relative unknown a standout in its own right. The happy coincidence of the studios’ release schedule means that Note: I love you It was released in December of the same year. In this romantic drama by Richard LaGravenese, Gerard Butler plays Holly’s (Hilary Swank) cancer-dead husband who, through his messages from beyond the grave, teaches her how to live again. This feature film was also a commercial success, and when the family movie was shot Nim Island Received the poster in April 2008, it confirms that the actor can do it all.

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Rock and Crocs (2008)

Gerard Butler and Idris Elba

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Gerard Butler and Idris Elba in “Rock and Crocs.”

Because despite his physique, Gerard Butler is versatile and does not disdain auteur films – admittedly on a reduced budget – Guy Ritchie chose him for his films Rock and Crocs. Butler plays One-Two, a member of the Scottish underworld and leader of the Wild Bunch, a trio of petty criminals. Reply to Tom Wilkinson, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Thandiwe Newton. Then he switched to romantic comedies and we find him opposite Katherine Heigl The raw truth (2009) without forgetting the type of role that made him famous: big guys who are able to hit action thrillers like a very interesting movie player (2009), which would be a flop.

bounty hunter (2010)

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston

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Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston in “The Bounty Hunter.”

Now joining the critically acclaimed commercial successes, Butler becomes a bounty hunter in the romantic comedy of the same name that pits him against Jennifer Aniston, whose arrest he’s responsible for. The film was successful enough in theaters for the actor not to be forgotten and he became, that same year, the original voice of Stoick the Brut, Harald’s father, in the excellent animated film. the Dragon. Then, in 2011, he stunned at Tullus Aufidius, Caius Martius’ enemy Coriolanus By and starring Ralph Fiennes, based on Shakespeare’s play.

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Assault on the White House (2013)

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Gerard Butler in “The Assault on the White House.”

Gerard Butler seeks – and finds – a franchise with this series from Antoine Fuqua, in which he plays Mike Banning, the secret service agent responsible for protecting the US President (Aaron Eckhart), who is kidnapped by North Korean terrorists. The idea isn’t bad, but the feature suffers from the fact that the director is Roland Emmerich, a big-budget apocalypse filmmaker independence day or The next daydecide to do The White House is in danger, was released a few months later and was shot in Montreal and starred Channing Tatum. Butler, co-producer of “Assault on the White House,” is chomping. Besides sequel and satire Geographical stormThe actor continues to shoot fairly good action films, as the pandemic relegates him to titles released directly on digital platforms, He was last seen alive (2022) via Netflix after ending up on the list of most-watched feature films.