Dave Bautista Admits He’s ‘Embarrassed’ About Getting Cillian Murphy Tattoo On His Thigh

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At a glance

  • “I found this really cool picture that I love and I always wanted to do this,” he said while showing off the tattoo on his thigh. “‘Gentleman Hooligan,’ ‘cause it kind of always felt like who I was.”
  • Bautista explained how he related to the character because he’s “really from the streets.”
  • “I grew up poor,” the former wrestler said, but clarified that he also considered himself a “gentlemen” who respected everyone no matter what. Bautista thought that image of Murphy conveyed a bit of himself as well.

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