That was over 17 years ago in 2004.
Today he is 51, and has starred in 50 movies in total, 33 since The Phantom of the Opera was released.
In The Phantom of the Opera, I think Gerard Butler looks:
The Phantom of the Opera scores 7.1 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Gerard Butler's first acting role was as 'Archie Brown' in Mrs Brown, released in 1997 when he was 27.