GERARD'S BRUSH WITH THE LAW
Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: July 25, 2003 | Publication: The Mirror | Author: Robert Mcaulay
BAD boy Scots movie star Gerard Butler has revealed that he was dumped from his former job as a solicitor because of his wild lifestyle.
The 33-year-old hunk gets up close and personal with raunchy sex-bomb Angelina Jolie in the new Lara Croft movie just released in the USA. And he has just beaten off competition from John Travolta and Antonio Banderas for the lead in the movie version of Phantom of the Opera.
But, before becoming an actor, Butler worked as a solicitor at an Edinburgh law firm after graduating in law from the University of Glasgow.
But the 6ft 2ins Glasgow-born actor was booted out of the law firm one week before he was due to qualify as a fully-fledged lawyer.
He said: "They fired me - and it took a lot to get fired. I had a terrible disciplinary and attendance record and I thought I could live the life of a rock star while working as a lawyer."
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