As an artist - interpretation of songs
As a human - generosity and kindness
As a soul - a searcher for the truth and a lover of God
As a father - unconditional love
As a music icon - the father of rock and roll
As a cultural icon - a blender of cultural and musical influences helping to break down racial, cultural and social barriers.
As an actor - a natural ( to begin with. He had moments later on, but was mostly uninpired by the Hollywood/Tom Parker machine)