It’s not uncommon for entertainers to find success in two or more genres. In that sense, Elvis Presley was neither the first nor the last entertainer to make it big in music, following it with a subsequent successful film career. But that’s with a big caveat: in this case, describing Presley’s film oeuvre as “successful” is more of an indicator of their fiscal and commercial viability– almost all of them were box-offices smashes that made Presley and his team mountains of money (via Biography). Generally speaking, most of them were decidedly unsuccessful in terms of critical response — even Elvis himself hated most of them. His later movies, in particular, were described as bland and formulaic, something which he purportedly admitted. “It was just that Hollywood’s image of me was wrong, and I knew it and couldn’t say anything about it,” he allegedly told director Pierre Adige a few years before he died (via Rolling Stone).

It might pay to think of Elvis’ movie career in two parts: his pre-military career (the films he made before he was drafted in 1957) and his post-military career (the 27 movies produced in the 1960s). By the latter half of his tenure as a movie star, he’d settled into his predictable formula. But some of his early work is less formulaic (and less, shall we say, just plain bad) than his later stuff — and one could even be considered a bonafide classic.

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