Elvis Presley is an icon, so it’s no shock that his story has been instructed many occasions on the large display screen. Well-known actors like Austin Butler and Kurt Russell have portrayed the “King of Rock and Roll” at varied phases of his life in motion pictures. It’s been nearly 45 years since Elvis died and his fascinating life and profession remains to be being honored within the leisure trade. Followers nonetheless can’t get sufficient of the icon’s story all these years later. Beneath, HollywoodLife has rounded up all of the film stars who’ve performed Elvis in movies over the previous 4 a long time.
Austin Butler performs Elvis in Baz Luhrmann‘s 2022 biopic Elvis. Austin received the position in July 2019 over fellow actors like Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Harry Types. Austin was finest identified for starring in As soon as Upon a Time In Hollywood. Elvis chronicles the singer’s childhood years to when he turned a roll and roll celebrity, in addition to his difficult relationship together with his supervisor Colonel Tom Parker performed by Tom Hanks.
Michael Shannon portrayed Elvis within the 2016 comedy-film Elvis & Nixon, directed by Liza Johnson. Kevin Spacey starred as President Richard Nixon. The movie explored the 1970 assembly between Elvis and Nixon on the White Home the place they mentioned issues such because the drug tradition and the hippie motion.
White Stripes guitarist Jack White remodeled into Elvis for the 2007 satire movie Stroll Onerous: The Dewey Cox Story. The movie parodied totally different biopic movies together with Stroll the Line, which options Elvis. Stroll Onerous spoofs Elvis, in addition to the Beatles who’re performed by Paul Rudd, Jack Black, Justin Lengthy, and Jason Schwartzman.
One Tree Hill alum Tyler Hilton starred as Elvis within the Johnny Money biopic Stroll the Line, which got here out in 2005. Joaquin Phoenix performed the nation legend whereas Reese Witherspoon performed his spouse June Carter and received the Academy Award for Finest Actress.
Evil Lifeless actor Bruce Campbell took on the position of The King of Rock and Roll in Bubba Ho-Tep, the 2002 comedy horror movie directed by Don Coscarelli. Within the film, Bruce’s Elvis is a resident in a nursing dwelling.
Harvey Keitel starred in 1998 film Discovering Graceland asa man claiming to be Elvis, years after allegedly staging his dying. Jonathon Schaech, Bridget Fonda, Gretchen Mol, and John Alyward additionally starred within the movie.
Val Kilmer portrayed an apparition of Elvis in Quentin Tarantino‘s 1993 romantic crime film True Romance, which follows a pair of newlyweds (performed by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette) on the run from the Mafia.
Michael St. Gerard
Michael St. Gerard performed Elvis in two motion pictures that got here out in 1989. The primary was Coronary heart of Dixie, which follows three sorority ladies at an Alabama school. He then starred within the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic Nice Balls of Hearth! with Dennis Quaid. Michael additionally took on the position within the 1990 TV collection Elvis, which aired for ten episodes on ABC.
Heartbreak Resort, the 1988 comedy movie directed by Chris Columbus, starred David Keith as Elvis. This fictional model of Elvis is kidnapped by the son of a single mom who’s hospitalized in a automobile accident. The movie is about in 1972.
Kurt Russell performed Elvis within the 1979 TV film Elvis. Kurt was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Excellent Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Film for his efficiency. The venture got here out simply two years after Elvis died at 42 years previous of a coronary heart assault.