Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light
He almost played Tony in West Side Story
The film’s director, Robert Wise, had Elvis as his first choice to play Tony, not Richard Beymer. However, Elvis’ manager turned him down because Elvis would only be singing half of the songs and wouldn’t have exclusive rights to the soundtrack. To be honest, a part of us is happy that it worked out this way. It’s really hard to imagine Elvis as the character.