6. Gerard Butler
Scottish hottie Gerard Butler went to the University of Glasgow in order to become a lawyer. He was even elected president of the school’s law society. Then, while he was living in London in the ’90s, actor/director Steven Berkoff cast him in a production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and the rest, as they say, is history. Maybe it makes a certain amount of sense: There are a lot of theatrical skills involved in the circus of the law.