Austin Butler Beats Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller to Play Elvis

Austin Butler's performance as Elvis continues to win rave reviews and Oscar buzz for the Baz Luhrmann film

As the casting director for Wes Ball's "The Maze Runner," Denise Chamian, CSA, first noticed Butler's talent in 2013

Butler didn't get the role because he played a little too young, but she kept an eye on him

Butler was close to playing Rooster in "Top Gun: Maverick," which Chamian also cast, but lost out to Miles Teller

However, Chamian would turn the tables when he suggested Butler for Luhrmann's film

Luhrmann had his own ideas for the film's star, including Teller and Harry Styles, but Butler proved he had the right stuff - and the rest is history

Austin read for the lead in "The Maze Runner" back in 2013, and he has maintained that aura ever since

Besides having these sparkly blue eyes, he's an excellent actor as well