The Scottish action star took to Instagram on Monday to share the traumatic experience of shaving off his facial hair, which he's been growing out since last December.
"So, here I am about to- what do you call this? Shave?" said Butler, addressing his off-screen stylist. "Shave my beard off after a year of having it on. I'm totally depressed."
It had been such a long time since the star had used electric trimmers, he had to take a second to make sure he was even doing it right. "What do I do? Just straight down?" he asked, before making the first cut.
As the 47-year-old actor -- whose most recent film, Geostorm, saw him sporting only some very light stubble -- brought the trimmer to his face, he began to (mock) cry over the loss of his formidable facial hair.
"You've been through so much with me!" Butler bemoaned as the buzzing trimmer sheared off his salt-and-pepper scruff. "Look at this! Gone! Gone!"