If you hear the name of Austin Butler, who has probably been a regular feature for the past year or so, you will surely immediately think of his breakout role as Elvis Presley in the Baz Luhrmann biopic.
Austin’s breakthrough role in Elvis’ blue suede shoes deservedly added to his trophy suitcase, while the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards brilliantly reminded him of his relentless efforts to capture the essence of Elvis. Paying tribute to the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Golden Globes, the actor stated: “You were an icon and a rebel and I love you so much! You are remembered and I will never forget you!”
As Austin shifts his focus to a villainous role in Dune Part 2, here’s everything you need to know about this talented actor.
Who is Austin Butler?
Austin Butler This is a 31 year old actor. He was born on August 17, 1991 (which makes him Leo) in Anaheim, California.
Austin rose to prominence through various roles on Disney, Nickelodeon, and The CW, appearing on Switched at Birth, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Carrie Diaries.
In July 2019, it was revealed that Austin was set to play Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann biopic, a role that made him a superstar.
Does Austin Butler have an Instagram?
Yes, she has 3.7 million followers, but she rarely posts. However, we recommend sticking with it! @austinbutler
Does Austin Butler have a girlfriend? Who is Austin Butler dating?
With the sound of heartbreak all over the world, Austin is essentially in a relationship as he is dating model Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.
A source told Life & Style that they both work despite their age difference. “Austin is 10 years older than her, but she loves it”the source said. “They have fun when they get to know each other better and they make a very sweet couple.”.
The couple was recently spotted on a date in Paris. Eating in the city of love and showing affection by holding hands confirms that their relationship is still going on!
Austin was previously linked to model Lily-Rose Depp and was also in a nine-year relationship with Vanessa Hudgens. He made a rare comment about his breakup with Vanessa in an interview with GQ, saying: “Life is full of change and you have to find a way to constantly evolve and grow”.
Who does Austin play in Dune 2?
In what marks a major departure from being one of the world’s most influential musicians, Austin’s latest role is as the wily Fade-Rout in Dune: Part 2.
Just by watching the trailer, the shaven-headed Austin looks almost unrecognizable and quite scary. According to Dune 2 co-star Dave Bautista, Austin got rid of the southern accent that many fans say he hasn’t lost since playing Elvis.
“I don’t know who this guy is, but it’s not Austin Butler. This is not Elvis. He has a different voice, a different appearance. Everything about him is terrible,” Dave told USA Today.
What did Austin Butler say about playing Elvis?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he bluntly said: “When I started the process, I wanted my voice to be the same. It inspires fear. So lit the fire. A year before filming started, I studied vocals.”.
Explaining how he studied Elvis films and concerts, he added: “I saw as much as I could, over and over. I feel a great responsibility to Elvis and (his ex-wife) Priscilla and (his daughter) Lisa Marie and to all the people around the world who love him so much.”.
Baz Luhrmann also told GQ that he sees the connection between actor and character in other ways. “Elvis was a very spiritual person. And I think Austin has a really spiritual quality to him. He has a very sensitive and deep inner life. He is very charming on the outside, but you know he has deep thoughts on the inside.”.
At a special screening of Elvis at London’s Ham Yard Hotel, Austin said of preparing for the role: “I looked at Elvis and saw an icon, a superhero. These things are not human. I had to take it all away.”.
He sometimes said that playing Elvis was like “a boy who wears his father’s suit”also worry if “could match Elvis’ magnetism”. We’d say he did a pretty good job.