Gerard Butler stops by Rincon PD during filming

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RINCON, Ga. (WSAV) – Actor Gerard Butler took a break from filming Tuesday to meet with some local police officers.

The Rincon Police Department shared photos of Butler posing outside of headquarters and meeting one of their K9s.

Known for “300” and the “Fallen” franchise, the Scottish actor was in town working on a film titled “Chase.”

“He was surprisingly very nice and down-to-earth, respectful,” said Rincon Police Chief Jonathon Murrell. “I don’t think a lot of people think about movie stars being able to be that down-to-earth.”

“It was great. He’s a very regular guy, everyday guy,” said Lt. Daniel Thompson. “He was happy to meet us.”

The Rincon Police Department gave Butler a challenge coin, so he could always remember his visit.

In recent days, Bill Marinella Casting shared opportunities for extras to work on the feature film — and even called for a stand-in for Butler.

It’s just the latest production to come to the area. Recent shoots include “Devotion,” starring Glen Powell and Joe Jonas, and Tyler Perry’s “A Jazzman’s Blues.”

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