Gerard Butler as BeowulfSeptember 12th, 2004. New York Times praises Gerard Butler’s performance in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and DEAR FRANKIE, saying that the ‘tall, broad sholdered and ruggedly attractive Butler brings out the Mae West in a woman’. The NY Times goes on to say that in the most sensational of melodramas, Gerard Butler creates a figure of real pathos. Log in to to read the whole article.