Time and again, Hollywood has seen biopics that initially hold promise as potential award contenders, only to fade from the limelight after their theatrical release. Examples like “Blonde” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” stand as reminders of this trend of semi-failed biographical films.
In the latest addition to this catalogue, “Elvis,” the marketing campaign, primarily highlighting Austin Butler’s method-acting portrayal, overshadowed the film’s reception itself. This biopic isn’t the only one exploring the lives of the Presley family, as “Priscilla,” a recent theatrical release, has also stirred considerable buzz.
Jacob Elordi, portraying Elvis Presley, brings his unique attributes to the role, aligning perfectly despite the height variance between him and the grandeur star of the 1950s.
Regarding the comparison of heights between Jacob Elordi and Elvis Presley, it’s essential to note that while Presley was not primarily known for his stature, he stood tall. Back in the 1950s, the visual mediums of that era might not have fully conveyed his height to audiences. Nevertheless, by those standards, Presley’s height was noteworthy. Rising to fame in 1956 at 21, he stood at 6 feet tall, significantly towering over the average American male height of around 5 feet 7 inches at that time.
Interestingly, in the current context, Elordi, the “Euphoria” actor, stands tall at 6 feet 5 inches, surpassing Presley by a notable 5 inches if Presley were alive today. The considerable height difference between them is evident, underscoring Elordi’s towering presence in the role.
Turning to the actress portraying Priscilla Presley, Cailee Spaeny, her height stands shorter than that of Priscilla herself. While Spaeny measures 5 feet 1 inch, Priscilla’s height was 5 feet 4 inches. This notable contrast in height between the actors mirrors the original couple, accentuating the casting choices already receiving acclaim from online communities.