Fact File Gerard Butler May 1, 2008 In “The Girl Who Played With Fire” — the second installment in the “Millennium” trilogy following “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” — Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander Ten Things You Never Knew About Gerard Butler Out this week is the family adventure film ‘Nim’s Island’. Anything can happen on Nim’s Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl’s imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover–the world’s greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim’s father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim’s Island. Gerard Butler stars in this latest family adventure, but what do you know everybody’s favourite Scot? Movies.ie brings you a guide to all things Gerard Butler. (1)He was born in Glasgow but raised primarily in Paisley, Scotland. (2)He is Scottish, but is of partial Irish ancestry. He has also mentioned that, because of this, his family does not have a tartan. (3) He was poked in the eye with a wooden stake during rehearsals for his first stage role in Coriolanus. (4)While filming ‘Mrs. Brown’ Butler saved a young boy from drowning in the river Tay and recieved a “Certificate Of Bravery” from The Royal Humane Society. (5)Was up for the part of the next James Bond (after Pierce Brosnan). The role eventually went to Daniel Craig. (6)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 (7) He has a law degree from Glasgow University, but gave up on this career choice after being fired from a law firm just one week before he was qualified to practice law. (8)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. (9)He prefers to be called Gerry. He does this because he notices that many people (especially Americans) struggle with pronouncing “Gerard”. (10)His favorite actor is Christian Bale. Dark Knight – not long now Gerry! Check out the trailer to Nim’s Island here: See Gerard Butler in Nim’s Island – out this Friday.