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List of Actors Who Have Played Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley has inspired artistic and cultural works since he entered the national consciousness. From that point, interest in his personal and public life has never stopped. Some scholars have even studied many aspects of his profound cultural influence.[1]Billboard historian Joel Whitburn declared Presley the "#1 act of the Rock era".

The following lists cover various media which include items of historic interest, enduring works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture. Only people and works with like2do.com resource articles are included.

For purposes of classification, popular culture music is a separate section from operas and oratorios. Television covers live action series, TV movies, miniseries, and North American animation but not Japanese anime, which appears with manga and graphic novels.

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Art

  • Known Andy Warhol's Elvis sikscreens and their current whereabouts, including art museums worldwide, when applicable.


i) "Single Elvis", 1963, (acquired in 2009 for a price still unknown by Eli Broad, founder and owner of the Broad Museum, in Los Angeles, where it is now located,). Similar original silkscreens, all from 1963, are located at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary, the National Gallery of Australia in Parkes, Camberra and the Akron Museum, in Akron OH

ii) "Elvis I and II", 1963-64 found at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

iii) "Double Elvis", 1963, sold privately in 1989 by the Estate of Albert Grossman, (previous owner, Grossman's main client, Bob Dylan) to the New York Museum of Modern Art for US750,000. Another 17 original silkscreens similar to the aforementioned are said to exist, including four located at the Seattle Art Museum, in Seattle, WA, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Hamburg MOMA, in Germany, and a fourth one, also called "Ghost Elvis" because it is the final and most opaque image in the series, as exhibited in July 2012 at the Halcyon Gallery in London England. See also v) below,

iv) "Double Elvis", 1963, auctioned at Sotheby's in May 2012 for US$37.1 million (not the same silkscreen as any of those mentioned in iii) above. Another original, also quite alike the latter and entitled "Elvis 2 times" 1963, can be found at at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York

v) "Elvis X2", 1963, bought for US$15.7 million. at Christie's in November 2007.

vi) "Triple Elvis", 1963, sold at Christie's in November 2014 for US$81.9 million and currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A similar silkscreen, also from 1963, can be found at the Virginia Museum of Modern Art, in Richmond.

vii) "Elvis five" located at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA

vii) "Eight Elvises", 1963, a one of a kind large silkscreen which sold privately, in December 2008, for US$100 million. It is thought to have been purchased by the House of Thani's Qatari Royal family.

viii) "Elvis eleven times", 1963, the largest Elvis by Warhol in existence, as well as being a unique piece, currently located at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA

ix) "Campbell' s Elvis", 1962, Warhol's first painting in which he superimposed two images onto a single canvas, auctioned at Christie's on 9 November 2010 for US$1.45 million

x) "Gold (en) Boot (Slippers) Elvis Presley", 1957, (price paid, current location and year of sale unknown)

xi) "Red Elvis," 1962, bought privately in February 2000, for US$2.9 million and later adjudicated, after a Connecticut Superior Court ruling, to its original owner, newsprint entrepreneur Peter M. Brant


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Television

See also: imdB Elvis Presley Character Page

Toys

Video games

  • Fallout: New Vegas: one faction is called "The Kings", raiders who come across an Elvis Impersonator School.
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventures: Elvis is one of sixteen "historical dudes" who can be rescued.
  • The SNES game Wayne's World Elvis appears as a level boss.

Miscellaneous

Wackel-Elvis dashboard figure from a 2001 Audi TV commercial

According to several non-music magazines, channels and publications, Presley ranks among the most significant icons, both in America and worldwide:

  • In 2005, BBC 2 explored how photography had influenced world events and named the people who had been photographed the most in a 10 episode television series entitled The World's Most Photographed. Other than Presley, no musician merited a separate episode, which comprised four women among a list of political leaders, thinkers, heads of state and actors.
  • Also in 2005, LIFE Magazine highlighted Elvis's advent in 1956, and the rock and roll revolution he ignited and included them in a special issue published in September 2005 and which they named "The 100 events that shook our world: a history of Pictures in the last 100 years".
  • In 2006, the Atlantic Magazine ranked him the 66th most influential American ever. No other individual involved in entertainment, other than Walt Disney, ranked higher.
  • Also in 2006, The History Channel selected September 9, 1956, the date of the first of his three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, as one of the "10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America."
  • In 2008, the MIT-launched "Pantheon" programme, which maps cultural production, ranked him the 117th most significant person of any nationality in recorded history. Only the Reverend Martin Luther King, a Nobel Peace prize winner, outranks him among all persons born in the United States of America.
  • In 2010, LIFE Magazine ranked him #96 in their list of the 100 people who changed the world. Only Charles Chaplin and Louis Armstrong ranked higher among entertainers.
  • In 2014, the Smithsonian Magazine issued a listing of the 100 most significant Americans of all time, which included Presley as well as another six singers and musicians. No rankings were provided.
  • Also in 2014, like2do.com resource made a study on the most popular historic figures, insofar as the number of internet searches, with Presley landing in the #69 position, a rank higher than that of any entertainer from the 20th Century.
  • In 2015, National Geographic Magazine deemed his advent (and that of Rock Music) in 1956 an event of such importance, that it ranked 79th in their list of the 100 most significant events that changed the world since time began. No other entertainer is listed separately.

Other

  • Elvis died three days before Groucho Marx; Groucho fans blamed Elvis's death for Groucho's death not getting as much publicity.[8] Elvis and Groucho were next door neighbors in Beverly Hills, California.
  • In 2006, Elvis's teddy bear Mabel, made in 1909 by Steiff, was on display at a Children's Museum near Wookey Hole Caves when a Doberman destroyed it. The insurance company had insisted that the teddy bears be protected by guard dogs.
  • In July 2014, the BMW Group announced that one of Elvis' two BMW 507, found in California that year and in a dire state after 5 decades of use and misuse would be put on display for a short period at the BMW Museum in Munich, before being entirely restored by its Classic department. The fully restored car, which had been painted red by Presley himself in 1959, was to be given its original white color, then put on display in the newly renovated BMW Zentrum Museum located at their US manufacturing center in Greer, SC. In 2017, it was returned to the Munich Museum, where it is now located for posterity as one of only 252 BMW 507 models ever built.
  • In 2017, the Washington DC-based Museum of the Bible which opened in mid November of that year, showcased his "King James" Bible, which, according to the Vice President of the Museum and as evidenced by his own handwritten notes, proved not just that the Bible had a profound impact on him, but that he was, as well, a prime example of the unparalleled influence of the book.

Actors who have played Elvis Presley

Actor Credited character Title (year of theatrical release, unless otherwise noted)
Jason Biggs (fictional) Elvis Presley Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2008)
Bruce Campbell (fictional) Elvis Presley Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Peter Dobson i) (fictional) young Elvis Presley

ii) The King

i) Forrest Gump (1994)

ii) Protecting the King (2007)

Johnny Harra Elvis Presley, age 42. This Is Elvis (1981)
Tyler Hilton young Elvis Presley Walk the Line (2006)
Paul Hipp Elvis Presley Liberace: Behind the Music (1988) (TV-made)
Don Johnson Elvis Presley Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) (TV-made)
Harvey Keitel (fictional) Elvis Presley Finding Graceland (1998)
David Keith (fictional) Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
Steve Martin The visitor (Elvis Presley, age 21). Picasso at the Lapin Agile (1993, play)
Gil McKinney (fictional) Elvis Presley Elvis Has Left the Building (2004, video release only)
Dale Midkiff Elvis Presley Elvis and Me (1988) (TV-made)
Chunkey Pandey (fictional) Elvis Presley Hello, Darling (2008)
Robert Patrick (fictional) Mr. Aaron Lonely Street (2008)
Rick Peters Elvis Presley Elvis meets Nixon (1997) (TV-made)
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Elvis Presley Elvis: The Early Years (2005) (miniseries)
Kurt Russell Elvis Presley Elvis (1979) (TV-made)
Martin Shaw Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1985, play)
Rob Youngblood Elvis Presley Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story
Frank Stallone (fictional) Elvis Presley Angels with angles (2005)
Michael St. Gerard i)and ii) young Elvis Presley

iii)(fictional) young Elvis Presley

i) Elvis (1990) (TV mini-series)

ii) Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

iii)Heart of Dixie (1989)

George Thomas (fictional) Elvis Presley, as John Burrows Memphis rising, Elvis returns- (2009)
Jeff Yagher (fictional) Elvis Presley The Twilight Zone Season 2, "The Once And Future King" (1986)
Jack White (fictional) Elvis Presley Walk Hard (2007)
Lloyd Ahlquist Elvis Presley Epic Rap Battles of History, episode "Michael Jackson vs. Elvis Presley" (Season 2, 2012.)
Michael Shannon Elvis Presley, age 35 Elvis & Nixon (2016)
Drake Milligan Elvis Presley Sun Records (2017)

See also

References

  1. ^ Richard A. Koenigsberg, "'I MOVE, THEREFORE I AM:' Elvis Presley, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Liberation of the American Body," keynote address at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELVIS PRESLEY (Monday, May 19, 2008).
  2. ^ Fans Waiting in Line for Release of Wackel-Elvis, 06/11/2001, Die Welt (German)
  3. ^ Audi Wackel-Elvis commercial (2001, British version)
  4. ^ Audi Wackel-Elvis commercial (2001, German version)
  5. ^ "State Farm: Magic Jingle Elvis" The Mill Accessed May 21, 2015
  6. ^ List of minor The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy characters#Elvis Presley
  7. ^ mahmoud1882 (2007-11-24), Full house-Jesse dressed as ELvis, retrieved  
  8. ^ Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, Steve Soliar, 1996, Stoddart Publishing

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