The song has a very memorable video directed by David LaChapelle and starring Justin Timberlake as a young Elton John at the height of his fame. Timberlake walks in slow motion as he lip-syncs the track, mingling with fans and industry associates along the way. Paul Reubens also appears in the clip.
Robert Downey Jr. did something similar in the 2013 Elton John video for "Home Again
," miming the words while a camera tracks him.
LaChapelle is a renowned celebrity photographer and fine artist who was still making a name for himself as a director when he started working with Elton John (a year earlier, he directed the popular video for Moby's "Natural Blues
"). He helmed a couple more videos for the singer, including "Original Sin" and "All That I'm Allowed," and also created visuals for his The Red Piano
2008 concert residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He also snapped images of Elton for magazines like Interview