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Who is Austin Butler? The Star Of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

Good afternoon to Austin Butler and only Austin Butler! The first trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, has been released. The trailer alone has sent everyone (including us) into meltdown. Austin certainly has Elvis’ famous hip moves on point…

According to Warner Bros, ‘The highly anticipated film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).’

There is a lot of interest in Hollywood’s new heart-throb (and rightfully so). Here is everything you need to know about Austin Butler…

Who is Austin Butler?

Austin Butler is a 30-year-old actor. He was born on 17 August, 1991, making him a Leo. The actor was born in Anaheim, California. Austin became popular through various roles on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and CW. He appeared in Switched at Birth, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Carrie Diaries. In July 2019, news broke that Austin Butler was tapped to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic – launching him into superstardom.

Does Austin Butler have Instagram?

Yes! For artistic imagery and to keep up with all of Austin’s Elvis updates, follow him @austinbutler

Does Austin Butler have a girlfriend?

Cue the sounds of hearts breaking across the world, Austin Butler is in fact taken. Austin appears to be dating model Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

A source told Life & Style that the two work despite their 10-year age difference. ‘Austin is older than her by 10 years, but she likes that,’ the insider said. ‘They‘re having fun getting to know each other better, and they make a really cute couple.’

Austin was previously linked to Lily-Rose Depp and he also had a long-term relationship with Vanessa Hudgens.

What has Austin Butler said about playing Elvis?

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter he said candidly, ‘When I began the process, I set out to get my voice to be identical. That instills fear. So that got the fire burning,’ Butler said. ‘For a year before we started shooting, I was doing voice coaching.’

‘I watched as much as I could, over and over,’ Butler said of studying Elvis’ films and concerts. ‘I feel such a responsibility to Elvis and to [ex-wife] Priscilla and [daughter] Lisa Marie, and all the people around the world who love him so much.’

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