Austin Butler, a California native, is the talk of the town after landing the role as King of Rock Elvis Presley in the biopic Elvis, in which he collaborated with Tom Hanks.
The actor, however, was already known for other projects, particularly for his early work in a number of Disney programmes, as well as for being Cindy Crawford‘s son-in-law.
Butler, who is 30 years old, is currently in one of his career’s most challenging phases.
Critics have generally praised his performance as Elvis, but his chances of progressing in the world of Hollywood depend largely on the support of the audience.
Austin Butler’s professional and love life
Butler is in a relationship with Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford, is Austin’s partner.
Before meeting his present spouse, Butler had a long professional career. He started his career with Disney, like many other notable actors and musicians.
Although he began in Ned’s Declassifed School Survival Guide, his greatest successes were in Hannah Montana, iCarly, Zoey 101, or Wizards of Waverly Place.
He even published two songs following his stint on iCarly, thanks to his performance, which helped him launch a career in music. That was in 2009, and two years later, actress Vanessa Hudgens, with whom he had a relationship before separating in 2020, caught the attention of the media.
Increasingly important roles
His roles became more serious with time, and he started to appear on shows like CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and Arrow.
He didn’t have any significant film roles before getting his moment in 2019 with The Dead Don’t Die and, most importantly, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
He now has the chance to achieve stardom thanks to Elvis.
Most notably, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman received widespread acclaim for their recent performances.