A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
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 Steve Binder 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
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 D.J. Fontana 2 episodes, 2005
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 Marion Keisker 2 episodes, 2005
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 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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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
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 Eddie Bond 2 episodes, 2005
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 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
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 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
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 Overton Announcer 2 episodes, 2005
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 Preacher 2 episodes, 2005
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 Southern Politician 2 episodes, 2005
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 Tough Kid #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 Tough Kid #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Teen Fan #1 2 episodes, 2005
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 Teen Fan #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Wynonie Harris 2 episodes, 2005
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 Disc Jockey 2 episodes, 2005
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 Pvt. Joe Esposito 2 episodes, 2005
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 Charlie Hodges 2 episodes, 2005
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 Airman Currie Grant 2 episodes, 2005
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 Captain Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
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 Mrs. Beaulieu 2 episodes, 2005
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 Newsreel Reporter 2 episodes, 2005
Manny Chevrolet ...
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 News Man #2 2 episodes, 2005
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 Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2005
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 Choreographer 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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More than 300 Elvis fans auditioned for the role of Elvis Presley, they were all turned away and Rhys Myers hired, even though he wasn't one of the 300 lining up for audition See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, the ring on Jonathan's left hand is on the middle finger. In the actual video of that Elvis segment, Elvis was actually wearing the ring on his left hand on his ring finger. See more »

Quotes

Elvis Presley: [last Lines] Guess what Steve? I'm touring Vegas.
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Connections

Referenced in Sunday Dreamer (2007) See more »

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Too Much
Written by Lee Rosenberg, Leonard Weinman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Great job but somewhat depressing
17 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers did as good a job as I've ever seen portraying the King of Rock and Roll. Although Elvis cursed more than he ever has in any version of his life I've seen, and he was often abusive to those he was close to, he was an appealing character overall, especially at the beginning of his career. And he really cared about his fans.

Something I wasn't aware of: Elvis cared about the quality of his movies as much as he cared about good music, but he didn't have as much control over his acting as his singing.

I can't recall Elvis' relationship to his mother being shown in such detail. Camryn Manheim did an outstanding job, and I noticed in the documentary airing later in the week on CBS how much the real Gladys Presley resembled Manheim.

Randy Quaid also impressed as Colonel Parker. He was very convincing as an aging man, and he was shown as quite a schemer, but he was not overdone.

There were many other good acting performances. Tim Guinee as Sam Phillips should be mentioned, and Rose McGowan made a sultry Ann-Margret. And I have to mention the black woman at the Cadillac dealership. A brief performance, but very effective.

Like Parker, I'm more of a Lawrence Welk man, but Elvis is something special. And the musical performances were great.

The first part was the most enjoyable, when Elvis was just a young kid getting his career started, when the talent came through and was not overshadowed by fame.

Overall, it was a worthy effort.


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