Bad is the musician who does not dream of becoming … an actor! For better or worse, many successful artists sooner or later try themselves on the movie screen. For some, this is talented, for others, not too much. 58 years ago, on August 21, 1956, “The King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley began acting in his first film, “Love Me Tenderly.” Let’s remember today about him and about other musicians who have successfully mastered the acting path.
Elvis Presley was a real discovery of rock and roll. Producer Sam Phillips believed that a white musician with a “black voice and soul” can convey the soul of new music best of all. That is what he saw in the young Elvis Presley. If not for this singer, perhaps rock and roll would not have become such a popular and popularly beloved genre.
The film producers decided to use the King’s ability to make everything he touches popular, and began to call him to act in films. The calculation was very simple – even if the picture is so-so, people will still come to the cinema to look at Presley. Continue reading