Austin Butler: all about the actor who will play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic

Austin Butler: all about the actor who will play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic

Director Baz Luhrmann has set his sights on Austin Butler for the role of King in the movie “Elvis.” Who is this actor who just won a Golden Globe?

Austin Butler received the award for Best Actor in a Drama at the 80th Golden Globes, held in California on Tuesday night. A reward he has received thanks to his stunning performance in Baz Lurhmann’s “Elvis”, which traces the life of the king, from his beginnings as a poor singer to fame, to his meeting with his manager known as Colonel Parker, who played by Tom on screen is Hanks.

Austin Butler was first approached to Miles Teller and Harry Styles for the role. “I knew I couldn’t do this film unless the casting was perfect, and we were looking for an actor who could evoke this star’s natural, unique movement and vocal qualities like no other, but also the artist’s inner vulnerability” , said the director Deadline at the end of the auditions.

“I had heard of Austin Butler through his prominent role opposite Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway and through a series of screen tests and music and performance workshops. I knew I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the most famous musician figures in the world.”

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Austin Butler was born on August 17, 1991 in Anhaeim, California. Since 2005, he has appeared in many television series such as How To Survive College, The Carrie Diairies, and The Shannara Chronicles. He made his Broadway debut in 2018, and his performance in The Iceman Cometh, which dazzled Baz Luhrmann, also wowed critics.

The actor has already had experience in cinema, in Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die or in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.

At heart, the Elvis interpreter has been Vanessa Hudgens’ longtime boyfriend. Us Weekly magazine revealed in January 2020 that the former Disney star and her sweetheart had ended their love affair after nearly nine years together. The actor is now in a relationship with Cindy Crawford’s daughter, model Kaia Gerber.