The Scottish actor was stopped by security guards who were suspicious of the boots he wore when he tried out for his role alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2003 blockbuster Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
He tells Shortlist magazine, "Just after the shoe bomber plot in 2001, I flew to London from Montreal to do a screen test for Lara Croft. They'd built this caged floor for the set but they couldn't hear my dialogue properly so they put felt on my boots.
"Straight after the audition I went back to the airport and as I walked through they went, 'Ok, sir, show us your feet.' And then I remembered I had this roughly cut, half inch of felt stuck to the bottom of my soles."
Butler admits he struggled to explain why he had material taped to his shoes, adding, "The guy literally went, 'What the f**k is that? Security!' The next thing I know there are 10 people around me and I'm telling what sounds like the most far-fetched story ever about my audition with Angelina Jolie."
Similar News ItemsAngelina Jolie
- Will & Grace Revival: New Present-Day Episode Released — Watch Now (From TVLine.com. 26 September 2016, 4:33 PM, PDT)
- They're with Her: The Mystery Behind the Will & Grace Reunion Is Solved! (From PEOPLE.com. 26 September 2016, 4:25 PM, PDT)
- Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Split After 11 Years Together (From E! Online. 26 September 2016, 3:49 PM, PDT)
Gerard Butler (I)
- Egyptian Star Amr Waked Joins Sky’s Neil Jordan ‘Riviera’ TV Series (Exclusive) (From Variety - TV News. 23 September 2016, 9:18 AM, PDT)
- Director Curtis Hanson Dies at Age 71 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 22 September 2016, 11:09 PM, PDT)
- Goodbye, Curtis Hanson (From Hitfix. 21 September 2016, 11:34 AM, PDT)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
- Square Enix Digs Up Rise Of The Tomb Raider PS4 Pro Trailer (From We Got This Covered. 24 September 2016, 9:00 AM, PDT)
- Play Expo is bringing the Festival Feel to EventCity, Manchester 2016 (From Flickeringmyth. 23 September 2016, 4:40 AM, PDT)
- Egx 2016: Hands on with Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 (From Flickeringmyth. 23 September 2016, 1:20 AM, PDT)