Movies the King Never Made....
"The James Dean Story" (1957)
Originally conceived as a biographical film. Elvis Presley lobbied to
play Dean but the decision was made to make a documentary instead.
"Sweet Bird of Youth" (1962)
The role of Chance Wayne was first offered to Elvis Presley, but
Presley's manager turned it down because he didn't want Elvis to play a bad guy.
"The Way to the Gold" (1957)
This movie was originally meant to be an Elvis Presley vehicle, but Fox
pay the $250,000 plus 50 percent of the profits that Elvis' manager
asked (they had offered $150,000 plus 50 percent).
"Your Cheatin' Heart" (1964)
Elvis Presley was considered for the role of Hank Williams, but
Audrey Williams vetoed the idea, as she felt that Elvis would become
the focus of
As well of course, West Side Story, where Elvis was wanted as the lead and he was also wanted to be a part of, A Star Is Born.
For me anyway, Elvis' performance in King Creole, as well as Jailhouse Rock are simply his best ever acting work. Elvis, as far as im concerned, with the two performances I have just mentioned, falls into a category of 3 actors who have simply stunned me by the talent they displayed. That group consists of, James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause and Gaint, Elvis in King Creole and Jailhouse Rock and River Phoenix in My Own Private Idaho as well as basically all his movies, but especially that one. Those 3 actors, displayed something which Hollywood always aspires to achieve, that sultry angst of teenage/young adult brilliance. It's such a pity that all three are gone, but the immortality of an eternal youth is a romantic concept in itself.
Anyone know of any other Movies, Elvis was offered but never accepted?
Of course we could just dream.....