Austin Butler, a Star Who Lost Himself in Finding "Elvis"
Austin Butler was quickly gaining favour with Hollywood casting directors after his performance as the menacing Manson cultist Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." His performance in "The Iceman Cometh" in 2018 with Denzel Washington caught the attention of the Broadway community.
He received considerable acclaim in 2022 for his depiction of Elvis Presley in the musical biopic Elvis, for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Elvis is a biographical movie starring Baz Luhrmann and written by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner.
Along with Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, it also stars Tom Hanks as Parker and Austin Butler as Elvis.
In the end, Butler's performance helped youthful viewers propel the film to a worldwide gross of nearly $286 million.
In a new interview, Butler revealed that he didn’t see his family “for about three years” while the film was in production.
Last week, the actor won a People’s Choice Award for his performance in the film.