Actor GerardButler only learned he had a deformed ear when he had to shave his head for his role opposite Angelina Jolie in the "Tomb Raider" sequel.
The Scot reveals ear surgery when he was a child left him with a mangled ear - but he wasn`t aware how lopsided his head looked until he got into character for the 2003 film.
He tells the upcoming issue of Men`s Journal magazine he was born with "sticking-out ears," but his right one was pressed back in following surgery to save his hearing following a bout of tinnitus.
Butler says, "I didn`t realize it until I had to shave my head for that movie (Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life). Everyone went, `Holy f**k, one ear sticks out way more than the other one!` And we literally had to glue it back."
The Scot`s hearing problems are also to blame for his "crooked smile."
Butler, who still suffers from tinnitus and is hard of hearing in his right ear, explains, "I know a couple of other people with crooked smiles, and it turns out they`re hard of hearing in one ear. When I was younger, I looked like I had a stroke."