Gerard Butler, an incredibly versatile actor who has managed to impress moviegoers with his acting prowess, turns 51 on Nov.13.

The talented actor made his big-screen debut with a small role in the 1997 drama film "Mrs Brown." He continued doing small roles in movies such as "Tale of the Mummy" and "Tomorrow Never Dies" before getting worldwide recognition for his role in the fantasy war film "300."

Butler then went on to showcase his versatility in movies such as "PS I Love You," "The Ugly Truth" and "Law Abiding Citizen."

Apart from playing various characters on screen, the handsome actor is also known for his suave and smart dressing style which makes him more admirable.

On the special occasion of his birthday, here are some of Butler’s most inspiring quotes, courtesy Brainy Quotes, and AZ Quotes -

  • "Ever since I was a child, I have loved being the center of attention, but similarly, I can't remember a time in my life that I haven't battled with all sorts of quandaries, fears, and weaknesses."
  • "To me, it's always good to retain a sense of wonder and never good too big for life, like you've seen it all before."
  • "The problem with my mind is it sways from side to side. The idea of me fantasizing about becoming an actor quickly led to depression. 'No, it was never going to happen to me.' I was a sixteen-year-old kid on the other side of the world from where they made movies. Scottish actors never really got play. There was Sean Connery, and that was it."
  • "I did spend a lot of my childhood playing out movie scenarios in my head. I'd walk along the road, pretending like I was in the army, talking on the radio, and doing maneuvers. I dreamt a lot about performing in movies and living in fantasies."
  • "The thing about courage is it’s something that we have to learn and relearn our whole lives. It’s not just in you, it’s in every choice we make every day."
  • "I think it's one of the nicest privileges as an actor is to know that you can move people in one moment, make them think about their lives, or make them laugh or make them cry or make them understand something. Or just make them feel something because I think so many of us, including myself, spend too much time not feeling enough, you know?"
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Gerard Butler attends GQ Men Of The Year Awards at Musee d'Orsay on Nov. 23, 2016 in Paris, France. Getty Images/Pascal Le Segretain