Gerard James Butler (born November 13, 1969), the Scottish actor and singer best known to American audiences for his portrayal of King Leonidas in 300 and The Phantom in the 2004 film version of The Phantom of the Opera
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▶ "The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform."; "My manager and my agents, they go over my contracts."; "I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked."; "I was getting to bed about 10 P.M. so wound up and not getting to sleep by 11, and because I was putting the prosthetics on for five hours, I had to be up at 3 in the morning."; "I started singing for The Phantom in January, and we started filming in October and I sang all the way through to the next June. In fact, I was singing for about two months before I even knew I had the role."; …
"I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals."; "I had to prove myself to a lot of different people."; "I always find stuff in my characters to relate to."; "Funnily enough, when I originally went in for my screen test, that set was already built."; "Choosing the right mask helps you... We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks."
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