A black and white photo taken on December 21, 1970 shows Elvis presenting a gun to the President. During the visit, Elvis bad-mouthed The Beatles and accused them of being Anti-American. Nixon sent the movie icon a personal letter following the occasion.
Michael Shannon has proven himself expertly adept at portraying anti-heroes judging from his stunning work onstage and onscreen in the Tracy Letts drama BUG as well as in Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN in addition to many other notable unpleasant characters to date, ranging from REVOLUTIONARY ROAD to BOARDWALK EMPIRE to the forthcoming THE ICEMAN. Shannon was most recently seen onstage last year in GRACE, co-starring Paul Rudd.