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True Grit: Why Elvis turned down John Wayne’s offer to co-star in Oscar-winning Western

John Wayne had asked Elvis Presley multiple times to co-star in his movies with him.

Elvis Presley shot to fame as a singing sensation back in 1956, but his manager Colonel Tom Parker also had a vision for his client to become a Hollywood movie star. That same year The King acted in his first film, a Western called Love Me Tender. Among his musical romantic comedies, he starred in three more Wild West films in Flaming Star, Frankie and Johnny and Charro, which caught the eye of Western legend John Wayne.

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