As you've probably gathered by now, when Elvis liked something (young teens, guns, the police) he really liked it. Add actor James Dean to that list, a man Elvis was apparently quite obsessed with. Basically, Elvis wanted to be taken seriously as an actor, but his turns in such cinematic masterpieces as Tickle Me, Fun In Acapulco, and Kissin' Cousins just wasn't making that possible. So, using true Elvis logic, he began studying James Dean's films, memorizing all his lines, and doing everything he could to become as great an actor as Dean. This—and once again, blame Elvis logic—involved stalking Dean's Rebel Without A Cause costar, Natalie Wood. He began dating her, apparently thinking that if he slept with the same woman that Dean did, he might magically gain his thespian superpowers. Sadly, before these powers could take root in Presley's DNA, Elvis's mother went all mama grizzly on Wood and scared her away. It's like she wanted her son to make Girl Happy II: Girl Happier.