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‘Dune: Part Two’ Debuts Trailer Selling It as an “Epic War Movie” at CinemaCon

Dune: Part Two is coming into focus, with filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya showing off a new trailer for the Warner Bros. and Legendary sequel at CinemaCon Tuesday. “Part One is more of a contemplative movie. Part Two is an action-packed, epic war movie. It is much more dense. We went […]

Oscars Snubs: ‘Elvis,’ ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ Shut Out as ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Avatar 2’ Only Win One Award Each

Perhaps Tom Cruise and James Cameron were onto something. The superstars behind two of the biggest films from the past year, Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water, didn’t attend the 2023 Oscars, where their blockbuster movies, despite being nominated for multiple awards, went home with only one award each, both in the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Austin Butler (‘Elvis’)

Austin Butler, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of students at Chapman University, is one of the most talented and exciting young actors in Hollywood. For his electrifying portrayal of Elvis Presley between the ages of 19 and 42 in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film Elvis, […]

“One of the Most Important Parts of the Camera Language Was to Be Able to Dance With Elvis”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Austin Butler, Mandy Walker and Polly Bennett

It should come as no surprise that taking on the project of Elvis was an enormous responsibility, but Austin Butler has a particular way of phrasing it. “It feels like you’re spinning a lot of plates at the same time,” he said during a recent THR Presents panel, powered by Vision Media. “Between the internal […]

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Eight Breakouts, Including Oscar Frontrunners Austin Butler and Ke Huy Quan, Celebrated as Virtuosos

At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday night, eight performers who, at different stages of their careers, experienced a big screen breakthrough in 2022, were feted with Virtuoso Awards: Austin Butler (Elvis), Kerry Condon (The Banshees Of Inisherin), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Nina Hoss (Tár), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Jeremy Pope (The Inspection), Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Jeremy Strong (Armageddon […]

Angela Bassett on Austin Butler Still Sounding Like Elvis: “You Have to Bid It Farewell”

Angela Bassett understands Austin Butler’s plight as he responds to questions about his voice following his Oscar-nominated turn in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Bassett, whose Black Panther: Wakanda Forever role landed her a best supporting actress nomination, sat down with the New Yorker for an interview published online Monday. During the conversation, Bassett was asked whether […]

Austin Butler Says All His Singing for ‘Elvis’ “Destroyed My Voice”

Austin Butler’s voice is still a topic of conversation months after Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis was released. While on Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, the Oscar-nominated actor explained that due to all the singing in the film, he probably “destroyed my voice a bit.” “My vocal cords, it’s a lot raspier now,” he added. […]

Austin Butler Shares Memory With Lisa Marie Presley After Making ‘Elvis’: “We Got So Close So Fast”

While reflecting on his stream of awards honors, including the Oscar nod for best actor, Austin Butler shared an experience he had with the late Lisa Marie Presley while debuting his portrayal of her father, Elvis. “I first met Lisa when we screened the film at Graceland. And I’ve never had an experience where I […]

Oscars: Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Austin Butler, Michelle Yeoh Among First-Time Nominees in Acting Categories

Brendan Fraser, Jamie Lee Curtis, Austin Butler and Michelle Yeoh are among the many first-time nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning. This year saw a total of 16 people who were first-time nominees in the acting categories. All five nominees for best leading actor received their first nod from […]

Baz Luhrmann on Austin Butler’s Elvis Voice and Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’

Elvis exceeded many pundits’ expectations when it racked up eight 2023 Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, including for best picture, best actor, production and costume design, makeup and hairstyling, cinematography, sound and editing. That’s largely thanks to the film’s director and mastermind, Baz Luhrmann, and his longtime creative partner: his wife, triple-nominated production and costume designer […]

Austin Butler Remembers Lisa Marie Presley Following ‘Elvis’ Oscar Nom: “I Just Wish She Was Here to Celebrate”

Austin Butler has opened up about the late Lisa Marie Presley following his Oscar nomination for best actor for his portrayal of her father, Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. “[This role] seemed as though it was this impossible mountain to climb in front of me,” Butler told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday morning, following […]

Lisa Marie Presley, Singer, Songwriter and Elvis’ Daughter, Dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, the smoky-voiced singer and songwriter who led a soap opera existence as the only child of Elvis Presley and the first wife of Michael Jackson, has died. She was 54. Presley died Thursday at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center after an episode of cardiac arrest earlier in the day at her […]