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Austin Butler Reportedly Competed Against 4 Stars for His Oscar-Nominated 'Elvis' Role - See Who Else Was in the Running!

Austin Butler landed a Best Actor nomination at the 2023 Oscars for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis. However, he wasn’t guaranteed the role.

In fact, the 31-year-old star is said to have faced off against four very talented actors for a chance to play the music legend. He even revealed a moment during the audition process when he was concerned that he lost the part.

If things had gone differently, maybe one of his four competitors would have been nominated for the Oscar? We looked back on the four stars who were rumored to be frontrunners for the role alongside Austin.

Scroll through the four actors who could have been Elvis Presley instead of Austin Butler…

Who is Austin Butler's Oscars Date? Meet the Guy Sitting Next to Him & Find Out Where Girlfriend Kaia Gerber Is!

Austin Butler‘s big day has finally arrived, and you might be wondering who he brought along with him to celebrate at the 2023 Oscars.

The 31-year-old Elvis star arrived at the awards show – where he is nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s biopic – on Sunday evening (March 12).

While he walked the red carpet solo, fans likely noticed that he was sitting next to someone once the show began. Spoiler alert, it wasn’t his girlfriend Kaia Gerber.

Who did he bring as his plus one and where is Kaia? We have the answers to both of those questions!

Read more about Austin Butler’s Oscars plus one…More Here! »

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Who Should Win Best Actor at the Oscars 2023? Vote for Your Choice!

We want to know who you think should win Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars this weekend!

The awards ceremony is just a few days away, and Best Actor is shaping up to be one of the most highly competitive categories.

All five of the contenders – Austin Butler (Elvis), Bill Nighy (Living), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Brendan Fraser (The Whale) – received their first nominations in the category and have gotten no shortage of love at other awards shows leading up to the eve of the Oscars.

It’s an undeniably stacked contest, and we want to know who you’re rooting for. We created a poll so that our readers could let us know who they think should take home the Oscar when the time comes.

Head inside to let us know your choice for Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars…More Here! »

Austin Butler Talks the Moment He Thought He Lost 'Elvis,' Rejection, an Unforgettable Encounter with Robert Downey Jr. & More in 'Variety' Interview

Austin Butler opened up about two of his biggest auditions to date in a new interview.

The 31-year-old Oscar-nominee shared the moment when he was auditioning for Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis and thought that he might have lost the role during a conversation with Variety.

He also recalled what can only be described as a whirlwind audition for Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

While he wound up nailing both of those auditions, Austin revealed how he deals with rejection in the industry.

He also recalled an unforgettable encounter with Robert Downey Jr. where he was able to teach the Marvel Cinematic Universe icon a thing or two.

Scroll through the biggest takeaways from Austin Butler’s interview with Variety…

Austin Butler Revealed Ryan Gosling's Trick That He Used to Gain Weight for 'Elvis'

Austin Butler transformed into Elvis Presley for his Oscar-nominated role in Elvis, and he pulled inspiration from Ryan Gosling to pull off one part of the dramatic change.

The 31-year-old actor explained that there were concerns that he wouldn’t be able to portray the music legend in his later years, which inspired him to put on weight for the role before he was even cast in the project.

He used a method Ryan had previously utilized to do so.

Read more about how Ryan Gosling inspired Austin Butler…More Here! »

Austin Butler Recalls His First Meeting With Tom Hanks Ahead of 'Elvis' Role

Austin Butler said that he was “intimidated” when he got a chance to meet his Elvis co-star Tom Hanks. However, the story had a very sweet ending.

The 31-year-old star received endless praise for his interpretation of Elvis Presley in the movie, which saw Tom playing the music legend’s manage Colonel Tom Parker.

He opened up about their first meeting, which took place at director Baz Lurhmann‘s house in Australia, during a recent interview.

Read more about Austin Butler and Tom Hanks’ first interaction…More Here! »

Austin Butler Shares Memories With Lisa Marie Presley & Discusses 'Bittersweet' Awards Season After Her Devastating Death

Austin Butler opened up about his relationship with Lisa Marie Presley.

The 31-year-old actor played the late icon’s father Elvis Presley in his biopic Elvis, which earned him a nomination in the Best Lead Actor category at the 2023 Oscars.

He shared his memories with Lisa Marie and reflected on the “bittersweet” time during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Read more about Austin Butler’s relationship with Lisa Marie Presley…More Here! »

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