Austin Butler Is Finally Saying Goodbye to His Elvis Presley Accent

The world-famous actor Austin Butler is finally bidding farewell to his signature Elvis Presley accent. For years, his imitations of the King of Rock 'n' Roll have caused widespread speculation online.

But it seems that the actor has finally left his vocal impressions of the legendary musician behind, at least for now.

According to Dune 2 co-star Dave Bautista, Austin's voice and appearance are vastly different in the upcoming sequel, set to be released later this year.

"Austin is unrecognizable, he doesn't sound like Elvis at all," said Dave in an interview with USA Today. "He's a sweet guy, but his new look and demeanor are quite frightening."

Three years ago, Austin played the lead role as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's film, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Despite the film's premiere over a year ago, fans were still captivated by Austin's lingering southern accent.

During a speech at the Golden Globes, Austin's accent raised some eyebrows, leading him to address the topic in the press room.

"I've lived and breathed Elvis for three years, so I understand why people might still hear hints of him in my voice," he said. "But if I was truly trying to imitate him, I would sound very different."

In a later interview with the Los Angeles Times, Austin defended his lingering accent, saying that "muscular habits" from playing the role could still surface even after filming had ended.