Tom Hanks in Elvis

Colonel Tom Parker’s biographer says that Elvis Tom Hanks’ film accent is not correct – MovieWeb

Tom Hanks attracted some praise for his performance as Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis, but not everyone is convinced of the portrait. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film is not a traditional biographical film about a musician because it is a film that explores the rise of Elvis Presley through the eyes of his manager. Hanks in the role looks almost unrecognizable, and to play Colonel Parker, the actor also used a unique accent.

Per Diversity, Colonel Parker ‘s biographer Alanna Nash excluded Hanks’ emphasis in the film. Nash is someone who has spent a lot of time researching Parker’s life as the author of Colonel: A Stunning Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley. Asked if Hanks managed to catch Parker’s voice, Nash said that was not the case and offered an explanation.


“No. He was more American, more rural. And he had something that sounded like a slight rustle or a speech impediment. Turns out he didn’t have a hindrance – he was just trying to wrap the Dutch language around English, southern … He sounded weird (Southern) regional dialect, and you’d know it’s Dutch just by listening to certain consonants.But Baz wanted to make it more ‘other.’ , a kind of ‘What’s going on with this guy?’

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Didn’t Tom Parker get his debt to Elvis?

Nash said there are some things Baz Luhrmann agreed with Elvis. This includes the suggestion that Parker did everything he could to prevent Presley from fulfilling his dream of a European tour. It was an accident for Presley, because the reason had nothing to do with the singer but with Parker’s lack of a passport.

“Parker didn’t have a passport and couldn’t go and didn’t trust any other promoter to take him. He cited several reasons – primarily security – and not big enough seats, or he said the money wasn’t right. Towards the end of his life, he was rumored to be Parker spoke to two promoters about it, as Elvis was so deeply unhappy that he never arrived on a tour of Europe, but it never happened. “

While he agrees that Parker has crossed some boundaries as a manager, Nash believes he too deserves more credit for the good things he has done for Presley. In this regard, Nash says Luhrmann has not given Parker enough of what belongs to him Elvis movie.

“The Colonel is a complicated character, and although he always took too much Presley’s money, he made some very sensible decisions for him. Luhrmann did not give him a debt.”

Elvis now playing in theaters. The film has a PG-13 rating for substance abuse, rough language, suggestive material and smoking. It stars Austin Butler as the king of rock and roll, along with Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, with other stars including Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel and Cody Smith-McPhee.

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