7 Actors Who Played Elvis Before Austin Butler

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When Austin Butler shimmies his way onto the screen in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” he’ll be joining an exclusive club of actors who have played the “King of Rock and Roll” over the past several decades. Elvis Presley’s life, his meteoric rise to fame in the 1950s, and his career spanning all the way to the late ’70s, have inspired dozens of fictional portrayals over the years, from full-fledged biographies to silly comedy cameos and everything in between. While many of these depictions of Elvis have been small projects, obscure movies, or long-forgotten made-for-TV movies, others have stuck around in our collective memory for much longer.

We’ve rounded up some of the most memorable portrayals of Elvis so far. Take a look through the gallery ahead and see how many of these versions of “the King” you recognise!

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