After the Croissant dance last May, “Elvis” has been in theaters since Wednesday. In King Leather, Austin Butler, a young Californian, seen in The Shanara Chronicles and Tarantino.
Elvis Baz Luhrmann, who was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival without a competition last May, created the event. Not surprisingly, this is the first time the cinema has dedicated a biographical film to Elvis Presley. In 1979, John Carpenter signed the television film Le Roman d’Elvis, starring Kurt Russell as King. Today, Austin Butler has a hard time swimming in the skin of a rock and roll icon.
If this thirty-year-old man stood out in a thirty-something TV and movie play, this is his first major role in a feature film of this scale. Opportunity to reconsider his journey.
From Hannah Montana to the Shanara Chronicles
Originally from California, she was only 13 years old and quickly excelled in music and modeling. Her on-screen debut took place in front of Ned’s cameras in 2005: How to Survive Learning ?. Her angelic physical form has brought her to star in many popular TV series (pre-teens) such as Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Zoe (played by Jamie Lynn Spears) or even iCarly.
2009 marks his first big-screen appearance with Les Zintrus, where he and Ashley Tisdale face off against a comic alien invasion, followed by a star with a young audience in the High School Musical series. But it is on television that he continues to break through, multiplying appearances in series such as Ruby & the Rockits, Wizards of Waverly Place and Jonas, or even CSI: Miami and Manhattan.
In the early 2010s, he landed recurring roles in programs such as Life Unnexpected, where he played Britt Robertson’s boyfriend, the first season of Switched, in which he portrayed the rebellious teenager Wilke before translating for the CW the bad soft boy Sebastian, Carrie Bradshaw. First love in Kerry diaries, sex and city prequel.
After a few episodes of Arrow, his rise continued into 2016, in the television adaptation of Terry Brooks’s best-selling fiction bestseller, The Shannara Chronicles, in the middle of the Lord of the Rings games, The Hunger Games, and The Lord of the Rings. The actor plays Will Omsford, a half-elf half-man who is supposed to save the Quatre-Terre kingdom threatened by scary demons. Inherited magical powers, the apprentice healer must learn to master his gift to fight the dark and evil forces.
For Tarantino, a disciple of Charles Manson
After two seasons of judging the series, it was the actor’s career flourishing in cinema. In 2019, he will shoot under the direction of two main directors: Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino. In front of the first camera she is Selena Gomez hipster friend for the zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die. For the second time in a movie … In Hollywood, he slips into the skin of Charles “Tex” Watson, a member of the Charles Manson sect who played a central role in the assassination of Sharon Tate.
But in 2022 the general public will discover what role he can play in his life. Austin Butler was able to win with Harry Styles, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort or Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who approached the role of Elvis Presley.
In Buzz Lurman’s biographical film, which depicts a rock and roll star’s journey through three decades, the actor presents an inspiring performance that greets viewers and the press. Beyond “art” (makeup, hairstyle and costumes) she was able to express the king’s face, voice and energy. He is also the one who interprets the songs we hear when Elvis is young, as evidenced by these essays shared on Twitter by the director:
“I feel like I did not explain clearly enough that Austin sings the whole young part of Elvis in the film, so forgive me. I thought this camera test would look fascinating in 2019. Thanks @austinbutler for allowing me to share. This is the first try to show fans. “
The fruit of long labor and total investment, as the actor claims to have lived in Elvis skin for two years: “Every second of every day. I was obsessed with it.”. So much so that at the end of the shooting his body collapsed and he had to be taken to the hospital. An engagement that will definitely meet with an Oscar nomination next year. Even, who knows, the famous golden statue? One thing is clear: Austin Butler’s career is now guaranteed and we will find him in Dennis Villeneuve’s long-awaited Dune: Part Two.