These are the actors who have played Elvis Presley over the years, regarding the premiere of ‘Elvis’, the most recent biographical film of the king of rock and roll.
On July 14 it premiered Elvisthe latest biopic of King Elvis Presley starring austin butler and directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film focuses on the life and career of the Memphis rock and roll legend considered an icon of pop culture. It recounts her rise to fame in the 1950s, her forced enlistment in the military, as well as her foray into the movies.
Likewise, it focuses on the relationship he had with “Colonel” Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), his well-known manager who was in charge of taking him to stardom and who was highly criticized for the treatment he gave Elvis, as it was considered unethical and harmful.
With the recent release of the film in theaters, it is worth remembering the actors who have played Elvis over the years. Here is a list of some of the most prominent.
Austin Butler in Elvis
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor played Elvis Presley in the biopic of Baz Luhrman (The Great Gatsby), released on July 14 in theaters. “I am deeply honored that Baz has invited me on this journey with him. It is an extraordinary privilege. I feel so blessed to work with directors as unique as him and Quentin Tarantino,” Butler told Entertainment Tonight.
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in Elvis
irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers played the king of rock and roll in the 2005 CBS miniseries Elvis. The show documented the singer’s early years in high school before his rise to fame.
Kurt Russell in Elvis
Kurt Russell has played many iconic figures, including Santa Claus. The famous actor played Elvis Presley in Elvis, a 1979 film directed by John Carpenter that originally aired on ABC.. Interestingly, Russell made his film debut in the film Blondes, Brunettes and Redheads.starring Elvis in 1963.
Harvey Keitel in The Quest for Graceland
In this 1998 film, directed by David Winkler, Harvey Keitel plays a man who claims to be Elvis Presley after he allegedly faked his own death..
Bruce Campbell in Bubba Ho Tep
Based on the novel of the same name by Joe R. Lansdale, Bubba Ho-Tep, a horror comedy released in 2002, takes a different approach to the Elvis story: the movie follows Bruce Campbell, nursing home resident who claims to be Elvis.
Michael Shannon in Elvis & Nixon
American actor Michael Shannon played Elvis in Elvis & Nixon, a film by director Liza Johnson released in 2016. The film centers on a meeting the singer and former US President Richard Nixon had in the White House on December 21, 1970.
Val Kilmer in True Romance
TrueRomance (1993) is a film written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Tony Scott and starring Val Kilmer (Top Gun: Passion and Glory). Follow Clarence Worley as Christian Slater), a fan of the king of rock and roll who celebrates his birthday like every year: going to the movies. That night he meets Alabama (Patricia Arquette) and falls in love with her. However, a well-known mobster won’t let her be with anyone else. In his attempt to run away from him, Elvis appears to Clarence to advise him.
Tyler Hilton in Walk the Line
Tyler Hiltonsinger and actor of the series One Tree Hillplayed a young Elvis in the biopic of country music king Johnny Cash, Walk the Line. This 2005 film starred Joaquin Phoenix, who played Cash, and Reese Witherspoon, who was the songwriter and singer June Carter, wife of the musician.
Don Johnson in Elvis and the Beauty Queen
Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) originally aired on NBC. The drama follows Elvis’ relationship with beauty pageant winner Linda Thompson, whom he dated and traveled with in the last years of his life.. Don Johnson played Elvis, while Stephanie Zimbalist played the beauty queen.
Jack White in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
This 2007 film is a parody of Elvis Presley biographical films such as Ray (2004) and walk the line (2004). Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story featured an appearance by White Stripes musician Jack White as Elvis. The film also included several other celebrity cameos, including Paul Rudd, Jack Black, Justin Long, and Jason Schwartzman, who played the Beatles.
Michael St. Gerard in Elvis
Michael St Gerard He has played Elvis on multiple occasions. In 1989, he played the singer in two movies: Heart of Dixie and Great Balls of Fire! Later, he was cast as the lead singer of “Burning Love” in the 1990 television series, Elvis.
Drake Milligan at Sun Records
Country singer Drake Milligan played Elvis in the 2017 series Sun Recordswhich only had one season. In addition to doing so at Sun Records, Milligan played Elvis in the 2014 short film Nobody.