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Elvis Presley in a new biopic about the star.The 30 year old Hollywood actor is already receiving praise for his portrayal of the King Of Rock 'n' Roll - but who is Austin Butler?While he may have risen to global fame in Baz Luhrman's critically acclaimed biopic, Austin has been a familiar face on our TV screens for many years.READ NEXT: Where are the 80s action heroes now – antisemitism row, affair and hunting backlashThe actor has also led a very interesting life, including links to huge music stars including Miley Cyrus and dating a famous actress.As Elvis lands in cinemas today (June 24, 2022), Daily Star takes a closer look at Austin Butler's life.Austin Butler was born on August 17, 1991 in Anaheim, California to parents Lori Anne and David Butler - who the actor has since revealed split up when he was two years old.He's not the only famous star in his family too, as it is reported that his sister also appeared as a background artist in Ned's Declassified School Guide - in which Austin also starred.Speaking to Vogue Magazine, he recalled that his mother would often take him and his sister to the nearby Disneyland Theme Park when he was younger, and described his mum as his "best friend."However in 2014, Austin's mum Lori died of cancer - with the actor revealing that Elvis had also lost his mother at the same age, and that he felt a connection with the music star because of this.Speaking about this connection on American programme Today with Hoda & Jenna, Austin said: "When I learned about his mom — and then knowing that we were the exact same age — that just hit me."It was just one of those things where you know the stars are aligning and that just became the most personal thing."Although Austin Butler has risen
Elvis Presley's will - earnings, tax debt, sole heir to fortune and royalties revelation
Elvis biopic is retelling the story of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, whose tragic death in 1977 shocked the world.Starring Austin Butler as the singer, and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Parker, the highly anticipated film launches in cinemas today (June 24, 2022).Over 45 years since Elvis' death, his music and legacy continues to be loved by fans across the world, with his records relived in the new biopic.READ NEXT: Where are the 80s action heroes now – antisemitism row, affair and hunting backlashHowever despite his huge fame, it is reported that Elvis only left a small fortune in his will following his death - with revelations about his royalties soon coming to light.Elvis Presley was the undisputed king of rock 'n' roll, and as such, he amassed huge earnings from his hit singles, concerts - including his famous Las Vegas residency - and films.It is no surprise then that the king is thought to have earned over £762million throughout his career.However, Elvis was known to be a very generous man and would regularly spend his money on family and friends.It is reported that if he was running low on money, he would book another tour or schedule a recording session - with the singer earning around £250,000 from a new album - along with concerts grossing on average £130,000 a night according to the LA Times.Despite his staggering earnings throughout his lifetime however, it is reported that the star only had £3.8m in his bank account at the time of his death.Additionally, the family also had to pay an IRS estate tax of £7.6m in 1981, after the IRS reportedly misvalued Elvis' estate - which was reported to be worth £22.5m instead of the first estimate of £4.9m.Following Elvis' tragic death on August 16, 1977, the singer's
Austin Butler auditioned for life-changing Elvis role in bathrobe
Elvis Presley and directed by musical film icon Baz Luhrmann. Speaking on Australian talk show The Project, Butler laughed when asked about his unique audition attire saying: “I’ll never live that one down.”He noted that the move was not intentional, but rather a spur of the moment to do what Elvis would do. Butler had thrown himself into the mountains of research on Elvis Presley as preparation and when delving into who the person was behind the microphone.He made an eerie connection that honed his sense of Elvis completely: they had both lost their mothers at the age of 23. Butler’s agent had asked him to tape a song for Luhrmann to listen to, and he started with a version of Love Me Tender. Upon listening to the tape Butler realised he could not stand the “impersonation”, let alone send it to Luhrmann and decided to try again at a later point. Butler shared: “I had this nightmare a couple nights later that brought up a lot of grief for something that happened in my life and it was that thing you know when you wake up in an awful place and think today’s going to be an awful day. “But I had been obsessing so much about Elvis that I thought ‘What would he do with this?’ and he would put it all into music.”In an interview with Total Film he revealed that the nightmare he had was reliving his mother’s death. In that moment, dressed in his bathrobe and without even brushing his hair, Butler sat at the piano and recorded his version of Unchained melody, but not the way he had sung it before. He noted in the Total Film interview that he had always seen Unchained Melody as a romantic song, but this time instead reasoned “What if I sing it to my mom?”He added that this moment is also what formed his approach to the character as
Riley Keough Says Austin Butler Deserves an Oscar for 'Elvis' (Exclusive)
Priscilla Presley, daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, and granddaughter, Riley Keough — made it official, with a hand and footprint ceremony at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.The trio — along with Lisa Marie's 13-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley — was honored in celebration of the legacy of their famous family, as well as the upcoming release of the biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Roll himself. Luhrmann and Butler both spoke at the ceremony, which was a moving moment for all of the members of the family, who have been outspoken in their support of the upcoming film and its portrayal of their late, iconic patriarch.«It means a lot, absolutely, to my family and the people who knew Elvis really, really well, to be honored in this way,» Priscilla told ET, adding that the theater — then known as the Grauman's Chinese Theatre — was one of the first sights she saw with Elvis when she first came to Los Angeles in 1962. «It's just incredibly emotional and kind of hard to process, but it's definitely such a big honor,» Riley agreed.For Lisa Marie, the film's release feels like a much larger cultural moment than just a celebration of her father's legacy — not only explores the life of the man himself, but the Black artists and cultural traditions that shaped his musical background.«It means everything to us, it's so important,» she shared. «I mean, everything that's happening right now… the movie is important. The subject matter is important.