PUBLISHED: 10:12, Thu, Nov 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:12, Thu, Nov 19, 2020
Elvis Presley was a man of many talents, who could perform incredible vocal feats, play guitar, and woo the ladies. He was also a film star and spent much of his career focusing on acting, which arguably was his first love over music. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Elvis' films.
Elvis Presley starred in 31 films in his career, though have suggested he was in even more movies, possibly even closer to 50 films overall.
According to Peter Guralnick’s book, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, Colonel Tom persistently lobbied the William Morris Agency president Abe Lastfogel to give Elvis a screen test so he could star in a movie, given he had shown an interest in movies before music.
Up until that point, Elvis had focused on music, releasing an album with Sun Records.
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Elvis Presley - what movies was he in? (Image: Getty)
However, Elvis had desired to act separately to his work in music, and according to some reports, stressed he did not want to sing in his movies.
With Colonel Tom’s efforts working, Elvis got his screen test for Paramount on March 26, 1956.
This saw him get signed up to Paramount Pictures for one movie, with an option to keep him for six further films.
He was allowed, as part of