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13. Elvis Presley famous quotes
"Before Elvis there was nothing."
"I wasn't exactly a James Bond in Movies, but then no one ever asked Sean Connery to sing a song while dodging bullets."
Elvis Presley starred in 31 films and 2 movie release life documentaries
"I thought anyone who had been the centre of all that insanity for so long would have some of it rub off on him. But, after working in Change of Habit with him, I realised I’d never worked with more gentlemanly, kinder man. He’s gorgeous."
Mary Tyler Moore
His two most critically acclaimed films, Jailhouse Rock (1957) and King Creole (1958) have become classics of their era.
1960 Soundtrack for "GI Blues" was #1 for 10 weeks and stayed in the charts for over 2 years.
Soundtrack for "Blue Hawaii" was #1 for 20 weeks and stayed in the charts for 1 Ґ years.
Elvis Presley Movies Interview with Sonny West:
On the set of Fun In Acapulco, Elvis got upset with the director because he got onto a couple of the actors because they spoke broken English.
He yelled, "Jesus Christ, can’t you get the lines right?" Elvis took him aside and said, "Sir, those people were hired by the producer, he knew how they spoke and he knew their language but he wanted them and they’re doing the best they can.
Rehearse with them more or whatever but please don’t be doing that. I don’t like you doing that to them" and he stopped it.
He did the same with the director of Easy Come Easy Go Elvis and Pat Harrington got along really great and they were doing an interior scene on a boat and something had happened, a joke or something, and we were all dying laughing about it. We did about three or four takes and we all kept cracking up each time and all of a sudden the director said, "Okay, that’s it.
All you guys get off the set" and Elvis said, "Can I see you a minute sir?" He took him aside and told him, "I do these pictures because I have fun doing them. Part of that fun is being with my guys and my friends just having a nice time. If that goes then I go and I won’t work on the picture."
The director apologized and said that he didn’t mean to upset Elvis to which he replied, "I’m not upset, it’s just that my guys are my guys." Elvis went back and talked to Pat for a minute and they did the scene in just one take.
This same director offered me a bit part, just a line or two, where I have a fight with Elvis in Roustabout. Firstly, I was apparently too much of an Elvis type and the director wanted more of a contrast for the fight scene so they gave it to this other guy called Glen Wilder who was a former football player training to be a movie stuntman.
If you see Roustabout he’s with the real rich guy Toby who throws a punch and Elvis kicks him in the stomach. Guess what this guy does? I’ve done that shot with Elvis many times and you just drop flat because when he gets you you’re out.
You don’t go into a flip but this guy decides to do just that and Elvis didn’t know it. As he went over his heel caught Elvis just by his eye and they had to write it into the script that he had a motorcycle smash and cut his eye.
Anyway, you can hear the pop on the soundtrack where his heel hits him, pow! Elvis just turns and looks at him with blood flowing down his head and he was just going to go right on with the scene.
The guy who hit him was supposed to say something to Elvis but he couldn’t get his line out and so the scene was cut. He said, "The way Elvis was looking at me I was ready to get the hell outta there." He knew Elvis wasn’t pleased.
Did Elvis have any choice regarding who he worked with, whether it be co-stars or directors?
No, Elvis never picked his director that was up to people like Hal Wallis. It was the same with the leading ladies, they just knew who would work well with Elvis.
There were one or two ladies, I don’t really want to name names, who weren’t what you’d really call beautiful actresses. Elvis didn’t have an affair with all of his female co-stars either.
Like him and Shelley Fabares never dated, she married Lou Adler, the record producer. Those two made three or four pictures together and they had a good chemistry like Fred Astare and Ginger Rogers. They had a lot of fun together and she was another of our favourites. She was a very sweet person.
Elvis Presley Movies — Actor — filmography (1960s) (1950s)
Change of Habit (1969) .... Dr. John Carpenter
The Trouble with Girls (1969) .... Walter Hale... aka The Chautauqua ... aka The Trouble with Girls (and How to Get Into It)
Charro! (1969) .... Jess Wade
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) .... Greg Nolan
Speedway (1968) .... Steve Grayson
Stay Away, Joe (1968) .... Joe Lightcloud
Clambake (1967) .... Scott Heyward/'Tom Wilson'
Double Trouble (1967) .... Guy Lambert
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) .... Lt. (j.g.) Ted Jackson
Spinout (1966) .... Mike McCoy
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) .... Rick Richards
Frankie and Johnny (1966) .... Johnny
Harum Scarum (1965) .... Johnny Tyronne... aka Harem Holiday
Tickle Me (1965) .... Lonnie Beale
Girl Happy (1965) .... Rusty Wells
Roustabout (1964) .... Charlie Rogers
Viva Las Vegas (1964) .... Lucky Jackson... aka Love in Las Vegas (International: English title)
Kissin' Cousins (1964) .... Josh Morgan/Jodie Tatum
Fun in Acapulco (1963) .... Mike Windgren
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) .... Mike Edwards
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) .... Ross Carpenter
Kid Galahad (1962) .... Walter Gulick
Follow That Dream (1962) .... Toby Kwimper
Blue Hawaii (1961) .... Chad Gates
Wild in the Country (1961) .... Glenn Tyler
Flaming Star (1960) .... Pacer Burton
G.I. Blues (1960) .... Tulsa McLean
King Creole (1958) .... Danny Fisher
Jailhouse Rock (1957) .... Vince Everett
Loving You (1957) .... Jimmy Tompkins (Deke Rivers)
Love Me Tender (1956) .... Clint Reno
"Elvis = Aloha from Hawaii" 1973 was seen in 40 countries by 1 billion people
"Elvis in Concert" 1977
Las Vegas concerts started in 1969 and he performed twice a year thereafter.
Elvis "concert years" were from 1969 to 1977 when he delivered over 1,000 live concert performances.