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Oscar nominated Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan in a movie.
You may remember director Todd Haynes: He’s the one who used Barbie Dolls to tell the life story of Karen Carpenter some years back. Now he’s found a way to top himself: He’s currently filming a Bob Dylan biopic called I’m Not There in which seven different actors portray the legendary singer-songwriter. Here are the first shots to emerge from the set: Speaking for ourselves, we’re pretty shocked at how well Cate Blanchett manages to pull off Dylan circa 1965 or 1966. Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, David Cross, Michelle Williams and Christian Bale are also in the movie - though it’s unclear if they all will play Bob as well. Taking bets now: will it be better or worse than Masked And Anonymous?
I like Cate Blanchett and think she is a terrific actress, but in that scene I saw she looked like Cate Blanchett imitating Dylan. Not very convincing. She had all his moves and gestures down, but when she talked it sounded like a women trying to sound like Dylan. I hope it turns out better than it looked.