Dave Bautista accidentally got a tattoo of Peaky Binders star Cillian Murphy

Dave Bautista admits he’s a ‘little embarrassed’ after revealing that he accidentally got a tattoo of Peaky Binders star Cillian Murphy

He showed off his muscular, tattooed build in the new Knives Out sequel Glass Onion.

But Dave Bautista highlighted a bit of ink that has left him ’embarrassed’ in a video interview from Wednesday.

While chatting with GQ, the 53-year-old wrestler-turned-actor revealed that he had accidentally gotten a tattoo of Peaky Binders star Cillian Murphy dressed as his character from the popular crime series.

According to Dave, he liked the vibe of an image of Cillian he found, but the tattoo artist failed to change it enough so that it wouldn’t look like the 46-year-old Irish actor. 

Whoops! Dave Bautista, 53, revealed that he accidentally got a tattoo of Peaky Binders star Cillian Murphy, 46, on his thigh in a video chat with GQ; seen in October in London

Whoops! Dave Bautista, 53, revealed that he accidentally got a tattoo of Peaky Binders star Cillian Murphy, 46, on his thigh in a video chat with GQ; seen in October in London

‘I found this really cool picture that I love and I always wanted to do this,’ Dave explained as he pulled up the leg of his shorts to show off the tattoo on the front of his thigh. ‘”Gentleman Hooligan”. ‘Cause it kind of always felt like who I was.’

‘I found this cool picture and it was of Cillian Murphy from Peaky Blinders,’ he explained, ‘and I asked [his tattoo artist] John to alter it so it didn’t look so much like Cillian Murphy. And I got it and I thought okay that doesn’t look exactly like I have a tattoo of Cillian Murphy on my thigh.’

But the alterations appeared to be fairly minor, and fans recognized the image as Cillian as soon as they saw it. 

The tattoo shows the actor with an upturned collar and wearing his standard driving cap, but the shadow under the brim is darker, completely masking his eyes, and he appears to have blood splattered over his cheeks. 

Perfect photo: 'I found this really cool picture that I love and I always wanted to do this,' Dave explained. The photo was of Cillian from Peaky Binders, but Dave asked his tattoo artist to change the face

Perfect photo: ‘I found this really cool picture that I love and I always wanted to do this,’ Dave explained. The photo was of Cillian from Peaky Binders, but Dave asked his tattoo artist to change the face

Not quite: But the alterations appeared to be fairly minor, and fans recognized the image as Cillian as soon as they saw it. 'The first time I posted it on my social media, all I got was, "Oh my God. You¿ve got a tattoo of Cillian Murphy,"' Dave recalled

Not quite: But the alterations appeared to be fairly minor, and fans recognized the image as Cillian as soon as they saw it. ‘The first time I posted it on my social media, all I got was, “Oh my God. You’ve got a tattoo of Cillian Murphy,”‘ Dave recalled

However, the figure — which is smoking a cigarette — still has Murphy’s instantly recognizable facial structure.

‘The first time I posted it on my social media, all I got was, “Oh my God. You’ve got a tattoo of Cillian Murphy,”‘ Dave recalled.

‘Well, yeah I guess I do,’ he confirmed with a laugh, not seeming particularly torn up about it.

‘It is what it is,’ he continued, while noting that he was ‘a fan.’

‘So, you know, a little embarrassed but not ashamed,’ he said, adding, ‘So Cillian, there you go. Your face is tattooed on my thigh.”

Living with it: 'It is what it is,' he continued, while noting that he was 'a fan.' 'So, you know, a little embarrassed but not ashamed,' he said, adding, 'So Cillian, there you go. Your face is tattooed on my thigh.''

Living with it: ‘It is what it is,’ he continued, while noting that he was ‘a fan.’ ‘So, you know, a little embarrassed but not ashamed,’ he said, adding, ‘So Cillian, there you go. Your face is tattooed on my thigh.”

Coming soon: Cillian's next big project will reunite him with regular collaborator Christopher Nolan as he plays the title character in Oppenheimer (pictured), a film about J. Robert Oppenheimer's work to create the first atomic bombs

Coming soon: Cillian’s next big project will reunite him with regular collaborator Christopher Nolan as he plays the title character in Oppenheimer (pictured), a film about J. Robert Oppenheimer’s work to create the first atomic bombs

The tattoo included the words ‘Gentleman Hooligan,’ which had a special meaning for Dave.

‘I’m really from the streets. I grew up poor and that was kind of the life I knew until I was in my 30s,’ the Blade Runner 2049 actor explained. ‘But I always consider myself a gentleman as well. I give a lot of respect to people because that’s just the person I am. That’s how I was raised.’

Cillian’s next big project will reunite him with regular collaborator Christopher Nolan as he plays the title character in Oppenheimer, a film about J. Robert Oppenheimer’s work to create the first atomic bombs. 

The Dune actor also weighed in on his character Drax the Destroyer, whom he began playing nearly nine years ago in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, expressing ‘relief’ that his Marvel journey is ending

Bautista was more known for his exploits as a pro wrestler in the WWE back then, but now he’s turned into quite the in-demand actor with roles for some of Hollywood’s best directors like Rian Johnson (Glass Onion) and Denis Villeneueve (Dune: Part Two).

While promoting his role in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Knock At The Cabin (in theaters February 3), Bautista revealed in an interview with GQ that he’s grateful to play Drax… but he’s also glad it’s over since the role wasn’t terribly ‘pleasant.’

Relief: Nearly nine years after first appearing as Drax the Destroyer in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista is expressing 'relief' that his Marvel journey is ending

Relief: Nearly nine years after first appearing as Drax the Destroyer in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista is expressing ‘relief’ that his Marvel journey is ending

Not pleasant: While promoting his role in M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Knock at the Cabin (in theaters February 3), Bautista revealed in an interview with GQ that he's grateful to play Drax... but he's also glad it's over since the role wasn't terribly 'pleasant'

Not pleasant: While promoting his role in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Knock at the Cabin (in theaters February 3), Bautista revealed in an interview with GQ that he’s grateful to play Drax… but he’s also glad it’s over since the role wasn’t terribly ‘pleasant’ 

‘I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there’s a relief [that it’s over],’ Bautista said, referring to his final movie as Drax – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5.

‘It wasn’t all pleasant. It was hard playing that role. The makeup process was beating me down,’ Bautista added.

‘And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy—it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff,’ Bautista said.

Grateful: 'I¿m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there¿s a relief [that it¿s over],' Bautista said, referring to his final movie as Drax - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5

Grateful: ‘I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there’s a relief [that it’s over],’ Bautista said, referring to his final movie as Drax – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5

Silly: 'And I just don¿t know if I want Drax to be my legacy¿it¿s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff,' Bautista said

Silly: ‘And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy—it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff,’ Bautista said

The Washington D.C. native was a 30-year-old bouncer in the nation’s capitol when he fell into professional wrestling, ultimately rising to become one of the WWE’s biggest stars alongside John Cena.

However, unlike Cena, who was allowed to pursue movies on the side, Bautista wasn’t afforded that and left the WWE in 2010.

He appeared in small roles in The Scorpion King 3, The Man With the Iron Fists and  Riddick before landing his breakthrough role in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Bouncer turned wrestler: The Washington D.C. native was a 30-year-old bouncer in the nation's capitol when he fell into professional wrestling, ultimately rising to become one of the WWE's biggest stars alongside John Cena

Bouncer turned wrestler: The Washington D.C. native was a 30-year-old bouncer in the nation’s capitol when he fell into professional wrestling, ultimately rising to become one of the WWE’s biggest stars alongside John Cena

Roles: He appeared in small roles in The Scorpion King 3, The Man With the Iron Fists and Riddick before landing his breakthrough role in Guardians of the Galaxy

Roles: He appeared in small roles in The Scorpion King 3, The Man With the Iron Fists and Riddick before landing his breakthrough role in Guardians of the Galaxy

After months of auditions, Bautista revealed he was on his way to the gym when he was told he landed the role of Drax the Destroyer.

‘I had to pull over because I was crying so hard. I turned right back around and walked into my house shaking to tell my wife I had gotten the role, and we were both standing there freaking out,’ Bautista said.

After Guardians of the Galaxy was a box office hit, bigger and better roles started coming in alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre, against Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 and honing his comedic chops even more in 2019’s Stuber with Kumail Nanjiani.

Drax: After months of auditions, Bautista revealed he was on his way to the gym when he was told he landed the role of Drax the Destroyer

Drax: After months of auditions, Bautista revealed he was on his way to the gym when he was told he landed the role of Drax the Destroyer

Hits: After Guardians of the Galaxy was a box office hit, bigger and better roles started coming in alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre, against Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 and honing his comedic chops even more in 2019's Stuber with Kumail Nanjiani

Hits: After Guardians of the Galaxy was a box office hit, bigger and better roles started coming in alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre, against Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 and honing his comedic chops even more in 2019’s Stuber with Kumail Nanjiani

Bautista adds he’s ‘obsessed’ with acting now, adding, ‘It’s this puzzle that I can’t figure out. You don’t know if it’s right, but sometimes it feels right.’

‘I don’t get those moments a lot, but every once in a while I do. And f**k, to me, there’s nothing like it. It’s a natural high. It’s an addiction,’ he added.

His rise through the acting ranks came as another former WWE Superstar – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – was ascending into the stratosphere, though Bautista admitted he never wanted his path.

Rise: His rise through the acting ranks came as another former WWE Superstar - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - was ascending into the stratosphere, though Bautista admitted he never wanted his path; seen in October in London

Rise: His rise through the acting ranks came as another former WWE Superstar – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – was ascending into the stratosphere, though Bautista admitted he never wanted his path; seen in October in London 

‘I never wanted to be the next Rock. I just want to be a good f***ing actor. A respected actor,’ Bautista says.

His next role in Shyamalan’s Knock At the Cabin is the next step in his career, as he admits, ‘It’s by far the most I’ve ever spoken in a film.’

‘Just huge pages of monologues. We were shooting on film, which is very expensive. And we were shooting with one camera, so you don’t have the luxury of edits,’ he added.

‘It’s your only opportunity—you need a perfect take. It’s a lot of pressure. I want to remember my dialogue, but not at the expense of losing the emotion of the scene,’ he said.

'True': Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn took to Instagram to confirm the news

‘True’: Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn took to Instagram to confirm the news

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