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Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 1st Jan '06 3:27 PM


I was idly watching an old movie yesterday, made in 1956......the blockbuster of its day: "Giant", starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor etc etc.
Now I coulda sworn I saw Elvis Presley doing a bit part in the latter part of the movie, helping fold a US flag that had been draped on a coffin.
Does anybody know if Elvis did bit parts in movies, and was he in this'un?

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 1st Jan '06 4:52 PM

The Internet Movie Database ( makes no mention of it, so my guess I also don't believe Elvis ever did any 'bit' parts.

Oogie54  (Level: 199.0 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 2nd Jan '06 12:36 AM

Elvis has left the building...

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Mon, 2nd Jan '06 9:35 AM

I'll ask him. He comes in our Burger King for lunch on alternate 3rd Thursdays.

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 2nd Jan '06 1:28 PM

Yours, TOO???!!! Man, he loves a burger!

Noncentz  (Level: 135.5 - Posts: 72)
Tue, 3rd Jan '06 3:24 PM

It's highly doubtful.

Little-known Elvis didn't sign with Col. Tom Parker, his career mastermind, until August of 1955 and didn't start recording with him until later that year.

Giant was filmed in the summer and fall of 1955 so it's unlikely Presley would be in it. It was released a year later, in 1956, when Elvis had by that time become a huge success.

Philkon  (Level: 266.3 - Posts: 474)
Mon, 9th Jan '06 4:28 PM

I just watched the scene you mentioned. The actor does look like Elvis. But, he is a bit too short & chunky to be Elvis. Elvis did not have a moustache then, either.

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