A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 Priscilla Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Steve Binder (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Vernon Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Gladys Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bill Black (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Scotty Moore (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Larry Geller (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Rae Westley ...
 Dixie Locke (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Red West (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Gene Smith (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric William Pierson ...
 D.J. Fontana (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Marion Keisker (2 episodes, 2005)
Marion Zinser ...
 Grandma Minnie (2 episodes, 2005)
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 George Klein (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Junior Smith (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lamar Fike (2 episodes, 2005)
Bart Hansard ...
 Steve Sholes (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael P. Cahill ...
 Barry Shultz (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Chet Atkins (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Hal Wallis (2 episodes, 2005)
Hunt Scarritt ...
 Eddie Bond (2 episodes, 2005)
Carmen Amanda Mapes ...
 Gas Station Girl #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Laura-Shay Griffin ...
 Gas Station Girl #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Edd Hopper (2 episodes, 2005)
Danny Nelson ...
 Judge Marion Gooding (2 episodes, 2005)
Bryan Lee McGlothin ...
 Judge Sam Friedman (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Horace Logan (2 episodes, 2005)
Cassie Billedeau ...
 Cutest Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Hughes (2 episodes, 2005)
Julian Kulick ...
 Overton Announcer (2 episodes, 2005)
Earl Maddox ...
 Preacher (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Southern Politician (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Tough Kid #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Travis Resor ...
 Tough Kid #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
Lisette Vitter ...
 Teen Fan #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
Ashley Woody ...
 Teen Fan #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Wynonie Harris (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Actress (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Disc Jockey (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Pvt. Joe Esposito (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Rilette ...
 Charlie Hodges (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicholas Paoletti ...
 Airman Currie Grant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Captain Beaulieu (2 episodes, 2005)
Caroline McKinley ...
 Mrs. Beaulieu (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Newsreel Reporter (2 episodes, 2005)
Manny Chevrolet ...
 News Man #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
James Steven Sadwith ...
 News Man #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Assistant Director (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Choreographer (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter Gabb ...
 Motorcycle Director (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Pretty thing (2 episodes, 2005)
Lane Fournerat ...
 Elvis Fan (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sam Phillips (2 episodes, 2005)
Bria Hobgood ...
 Party Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ann-Margret (2 episodes, 2005)
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 'Colonel' Tom Parker (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Elvis Presley (2 episodes, 2005)
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Also Known As:

Elvis - A kezdet kezdete  »

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Trivia

John Boyd West plays his real-life father, Red West. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Elvis is at the airport in Germany preparing to return to the United States, the Military Policemen guarding the area are wearing obsolete brown uniforms of World War II and Korean War vintage. They should have been dressed in the later Army green type like Elvis was wearing. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: Listen to this. This is how God works.
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Elvis Presley: I may be expressing myself through these beautiful symphonies of light, color, and language that manifests itself as music. But they will hail you as one of the great ones of the day, and think of you as a wonderful preacher, and teacher.
Red West: Huh?
Elvis Presley: Don't you get it? Ever since Mamma died I've been asking myself these questions. Why'd God take her away from me? Why am I not happy when he gave me all this success and fame? Why, out of all the millions, ...
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

All Shook Up
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
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User Reviews

 
Excellent! Best Elvis ever!
8 May 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is without doubt the most convincing Elvis since, well, the King himself. He looks like him, sounds like him (swell accent and Elvis's singing he lip-syncs flawlessly), and m-o-v-e-s like him! Simply fantastic work. Gorgeous raw talent at first blossoms before our eyes into the one and only Elvis. Rhys-Meyers is the first actor with the charisma to pull this off--it's a total, tour-de-force performance. Hope we see it on DVD! The brilliant script for this mini-series by Patrick Sheane Duncan and James Steven Sadwith (and directed by Sadwith) tells a spellbinding story, even the most extraordinary and outrageous aspects of the King's discovery are completely believable. John Lennon said it, "before Elvis there was nothing." This is the first time since Elvis himself we get to see what Lennon meant.


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