Side-by-side comparison of Austin Butler with Elvis shows why he's been nominated for Oscar

Harley Young

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Side-by-side comparison of Austin Butler with Elvis shows why he's been nominated for Oscar

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Side by side stills of Austin Butler and Elvis Presley have left fans speechless, proving exactly why the 31-year-old actor has been nominated for an Oscar for his performance in last year's biopic film, Elvis.

Since it's release over half a year ago, the film has made over $284 million worldwide, with fans of the movie have taken to Twitter, praising Butler for his replication of the hip-shaking pelvis-gyrating King of Rock & Roll himself.

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The movie was released in June of 2022 and follows the journey of Elvis (Austin Butler) transforming the rock and roll culture of America as well as his relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

The movie has been praised by film fanatics for its 'crowd pleasing entertainment that provokes a wide range of emotions', and received a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

But what's really singing Butler's praise - pardon the pun - is not only how much he acts and sounds like Elvis, but how he embodies the singer.

Fans can't believe just how strikingly similar the young actor looks to the late musician at various points throughout the film.

Austin Butler as Elvis in 2022 film 'Elvis'. Credit: Warner Bros
Austin Butler as Elvis in 2022 film 'Elvis'. Credit: Warner Bros

Some have taken it so far as to upload side-by-side comparison clips of Butler's renditions with the original performances, most notably his famous 68' Comeback Special which relaunched Presley's singing career.

In the film, Butler can be seen wearing an iconic white suit similar to the one originally donned by The King, whilst stood in front of an illuminated red sign that spells out 'Elvis'.

And a clip showing the comparison has since been reshared on TikTok multiple times, with fans highlighting just how amazing Butler's representation truly was.

One wrote: "He phenomenally embodied Elvis", whilst another added: "AUSTIN BUTLER DESERVES AN OSCAR FOR THIS". Even Elvis super-fans have even backed up the resemblance, saying: "Only real Elvis fans know how much of a good job Austin did."

Butler's performance was highly praised. Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy Stock Photo
Butler's performance was highly praised. Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy Stock Photo

Butler's rendition of 'If I Can Dream' is probably one of the most poignant parts of the film, as it highlights an important turning point in Elvis' career of when the Civil Rights movement came to fruition in America.

The King worked with Earl Brown to write the lyrics for the song after discovering that Robert Kennedy had been assassinated, just two months after the death of activist Martin Luther King.

And Butler has done such a good job as The King that he might be left with Elvis' striking signature burly voice for life.

However, the actor said he doesn't think he still sounds like Elvis.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Music, Oscars

Harley Young
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