[b]Gerard Butler looks ready for the wild as he lands in Sydney sporting beard and rugged jacket to begin working on new film[/b
He's one of Hollywood's most macho stars.
And Gerard Butler fit the part as he touched down in Sydney, Australia looking rugged and ready for action.
The 44-year-old star sported a beard and wore a leather jacket as he made his way through the airport on Sunday.
Sydney scruff: Gerard Butler sports some unkempt facial hair on Sunday as he arrives Down Under
But despite the hours he spent in the air, he still managed to crack a smile.
The 300 actor was cosy in a pair of grey cargo style trousers, a grey sweater, olive coloured jacket and scarf.
He had his hands full with a brown leather bag slung over his right shoulder while he clutched onto a black iPad case.
Cosy: The 44-year-old actor wore a grey sweater, grey cargo pants and an olive-coloured motorcycle jacket
Accessorized: The Olympus Has Fallen star held on tight to a brown leather shoulder bag and an electronic device
The Scottish-born hunk is Down Under to film Gods of Egypt, in which he stars as Set, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos and violence.
He will appear alongside Geoffrey Rush and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the action fantasy flick that has an estimated budget of $150 million.
He recently opened up to Australian site News.com.au about the film, which officially starts production in April.
Film on: The Hollywood hunk is in Australia to begin production on big-budget flick Gods of Egypt
'I am going to be down there three and a half weeks before we start just so I can be in among it for all the training and the dialect sessions and the rehearsals,' he told the publication.
He added: 'It’s the largest budget movie I have ever worked on. It’s huge in every dimension. It’s huge in its scope. And it’s story. And visually. [I, Robot’s] Alex Proyas is the man. Everything about the movie feels bang on.'
Once Gods of Egypt is completed, he will have several other projects on tap to keep him busy.
Dapper: The Scotland-born heartthrob, pictured here in December at the Roger Dubuis 'Art Basel Miami', is best known for his role as King Leonidas in 300
The Chasing Mavericks star has also signed on for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen and is in talks to star as prison inmate Kane in Kane & Lynch.
The Hollywood rumour mill also began grinding when reports surfaced that he is in talks to play Patrick Swayze's character Bodhi in the reboot of the 1991 cult favourite Point Break.
Home and Away actor Luke Bracey will star opposite Gerard as Johnny Utah, the role played by Keanu Reeves in the original.