Gerald S O’Loughlin

  1. Elvis Presley, King Creole, 1957.      Imagine Presley’s rapture at winning a role once aimed at his idols: Marlon Brando and James Dean! Before the Harold Robbins’ hero was tailored to suit Elvis, other potential Danny Fishers were: O’Loughlin, John Cassavetes, Tony Curtis, Ben Gazzara, Paul Newman. In his fourth, favourite and best movie, Presley never let his idols down. “Good comic timing,” noted the LA Times, “considerable intelligence and even flashes of sensitivity.” Sadly never again. After this, the US Army cut his hair and his manger, Colonel Parker, castrated the rest.

 Birth year: 1925Death year: 2015Other name: Casting Calls:  1