Clint Eastwood’s friendship with Elvis ‘He beloved I used to be all the time sporting a gun’ | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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They’re two American icons and do you know Clint Eastwood, who turns 94 as we speak, and Elvis Presley used to hang around as buddies?

It seems across the time the Western star was filming the TV present Rawhide he’d typically stumble upon The King who was filming his Sixties rom-coms. The gun-loving singer particularly favored that The Man With No Name star was all the time armed.

Speaking beforehand with USA Today, Eastwood shared: “I was always wearing a gun. Presley loved to do fast draws and stuff, so we always did fast draws together.

“I liked him. He seemed like a good guy. Had a lot of guys hanging around, big entourage.”

Eastwood continued: “I get a kick out of my wife, who is quite a few years younger. She’ll say, ‘Did you know Elvis Presley?’ I’ll say, ‘Sure’. ‘James Dean?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Bobby Darin?’ ‘Yeah’ She’ll look at some old picture of me and say, ‘What a babe!’ (Laughs) We were all hanging around at the same time, in the 1950s. We were all here in town, and all struggling in various things. I was doing Rawhide. There was a camaraderie among the younger group.”

Elvis beloved watching Eastwood’s motion pictures and it seems the Western legend ended up co-writing a music with The King’s ex impressed by their heartbreaking cut up.

Elvis dated Miss Tennessee mannequin Linda Thompson from 1972-6, breaking apart simply eight months earlier than he died of a coronary heart assault at 42. Her love for The King is clearly displayed within the lyrics for a music she co-wrote with Eastwood and Carole Bayer Sager for Diana Krall.

The music in query is 1999’s Why Should I Care? Its lyrics communicate of eager for the life Linda thought she’d share with Elvis as “the one” and questioning if one other lady would “get more of you” amid “holding my broken heart”.