While 2022 may have been the year Austin Butler became a household name after his role in «Elvis» as the late King of Rock & Roll not only captivated audiences but also scored him multiple awards, including an Oscar nomination, the actor has been working in film and TV for over a decade. Butler was bit by the acting bug at a young age, crediting his late mother — who passed away when he was just 23 — for his love of the craft.
«Being silly with her is what broke me out of my shell, and it’s the core of what started me in acting,» Butler said with tears in his eyes during his «Saturday Night Live» monologue in December 2022. «Even though I had this crippling shyness, when I was with her, I’d do anything to make my mom laugh. I’d make funny faces and voices. I’d even do this ridiculous Gollum impression.»
Butler got his start on TV in 2007 at the young age of 16, and hasn’t stopped working since. While not all of his roles were award-winning, they’re all worth revisiting. Take a look back at some of Butler’s best work in both film and television ahead.