Jun 22, 2022
Justin sits down with filmmaker Bill Bryan for a lengthy, standalone episode (No Song of the Week!) delving into the actors who have played Elvis prior to Austin Butler, from as early as Kurt Russell in 1979 to as recently as Drake Milligan (both in CMT's "Sun Records" in 2017 and also before that in "Nobody," Bill's own officially authorized biographical short film about Elvis's high school talent show.)
To varying degrees of accuracy, whether in biopics about people around him like Elvis and Me or fully fictionalized portrayals like Bubba Ho-Tep, from more grounded tellings like Elvis & Nixon to outrageous spoofs like Walk Hard, each actor has brought their own unique talents in their attempts to capture a slice of who Elvis was and what he has represented to his fans and to our culture; good and bad, serious and silly, joyous and dramatic.
Gurdip, Justin, Ryan and Bec will be back after the release of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis with a thorough breakdown of the film, and plenty more including its soundtrack, and so much more. If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. Your support allows us to continue to provide thoughtful, provocative, challenging and well-researched perspectives on Elvis's career, his peers and influences, and his cultural impact and legacy.