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THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE ELVIS FILMS, SONGS, AND CHARACTERS

Elvis ArtOn the 24th of June, 2022, Warner Bros. released their 'Elvis' biopic that chronicles the life and times of the late, great, 'King of Rock and Roll'. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars many magnificent actors, such as Austin Butler (who plays Elvis), Tom Hanks (who plays his manager, Colonel Tom Parker), and Olivia DeJonge (who plays Elvis's wife, Priscilla). So, to celebrate the release of this movie, our mates over at Showcase Cinemas have decided to conduct a survey to find out the public's favorite characters, songs, and films, either portrayed, sung, or starring the aforementioned musical legend.


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What now follows are the results of their findings, which was carried out in March, 2022, with the help of 2000 people.


Favorite Big-Screen Characters Portrayed by Elvis

Vince Everett
1) Vince Everett (20%)
Film: Jailhouse Rock / Director: Richard Thorpe / Co-starred: Judy Tyler and Mickey Shaughnessy / Released: 1957

2) Clint Reno (9.7%)
Film: Love Me Tender / Director: Robert D. Webb / Co-starred: Richard Egan and Debra Paget / Released: 1956

3) Chad Gates (9.1%)
Film: Blue Hawaii / Director: Norman Taurog / Co-starred: Angela Lansbury and Joan Blackman / Released: 1961

4) Tulsa McLean (9%)
Film: G.I. Blues / Director: Norman Taurog / Co-starred: Juliet Prowse and Robert Ivers / Released: 1960

5) Lucky Jackson (8%)
Film: Viva Las Vegas / Director: George Sidney / Co-starred: Ann-Margret and Cesare Danova / Released: 1964



Other characters on this list include Danny Fisher from 'King Creole' (8%), Kid Galahad from the film of the same name (8%), Mike Windgren from 'Fun in Acapulco' (7%), Jimmy Tompkins from 'Loving You' (6%), and Johnny from 'Frankie and Johnny' (6%).


Favorite Songs Sung by Elvis

Suspicious Minds
1) Suspicious Minds (20%)
Songwriter: Mark James / Genre: Rock and roll / Released: 1969

2) Always on my Mind (18%)
Songwriters: Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher, and Mark James / Genre: Ballad / Released: 1972

3) Can't Help Falling in Love (15%)
Songwriters: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss / Genre: Ballad / Released: 1961

4) Love Me Tender (12%)
Songwriters: George R. Poulton, Vera Matson, Ken Darby, and Elvis Presley / Genre: Ballad / Released: 1956

5) Are You Lonesome Tonight? (10%)
Songwriters: Roy Turk and Lou Handman / Genre: Ballad / Released: 1960



Other songs on this list include 'Jailhouse Rock' (9%), 'A Little Less Conversation' (9%), 'Hound Dog' (8%), 'Unchained Melody' (8%), and 'Viva Las Vegas' (7%).


Favorite Films Starring Elvis

Jailhouse Rock
1) Jailhouse Rock (11%)
Trivia: Elvis Presley refused to watch this movie because his co-star, Judy Tyler, tragically died in a car accident three days after filming was completed.

2) Blue Hawaii (9%)
Trivia: In 1962, the screenplay for this film was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in the category of 'Best Written American Musical'. It was written by Hal Kanter, who throughout the years, worked with performers like Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis.

3) Love Me Tender (8%)
Trivia: Originally, this drama was going to be called 'The Reno Brothers', but it was changed to 'Love Me Tender' to promote the title song sung by Elvis.

4) Viva Las Vegas (8%)
Trivia: For some unknown reason, the soundtrack album associated with this movie wasn't released when it was playing in theatres.

5) G.I. Blues (8%)
Trivia: This was the first of nine Elvis Presley films directed by Norman Taurog.



To find out more about the latest 'Elvis' film, please feel free to check out the official Website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for Showcase Cinemas.

THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE ELVIS FILMS, SONGS, AND CHARACTERS THE PUBLIC'S FAVORITE ELVIS FILMS, SONGS, AND CHARACTERS Reviewed by David Andrews on July 04, 2022 Rating: 5

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