Known for his roles in 300 and P.S. I Love You, Butler was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969.
After graduating from law school, he started acting in stage plays, and later gave up his law career to pursue his new passion. After taking part in several stage performances, Butler eventually worked his way up to roles in independent films and TV series in the U.K..
The success of 2006's gladiator flick 300 made Butler a bona fide star, and he followed up his breakthrough role with projects like RocknRolla and Shattered.
Bulter has been romantically linked to to many actresses, including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, and supermodel Naomi Campbell.