Scenes That I Love: Kurt Russell Kicks Elvis

Today, the Shattered Lens wishes a happy birthday to one of our favorite actors, Kurt Russell!

Here’s Kurt, at the age of 11, making his film debut and kicking Elvis Presley in 1963’s It Happened At The World’s Fair!  Reportedly, they had to do fifteen takes of this scene so Kurt got to kick Elvis a lot.

Later, of course, Kurt Russell would become one of the first actors to play Elvis when he starred in John Carpenter’s 1979 film of the same name.  Carpenter was so impressed with Russell’s performance that he went on to cast Kurt in Escape From New York and The Thing.  Kurt would also go on to provide the voice of Elvis in the 1994 Best Picture winner, Forrest Gump.