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Bob Dylan may be best known as a legendary singer-songwriter, but he's also earned the title of director, actor and inspiring film subject over the span of his five-decade career. To commemorate the singer's 74th birthday, THR rounds up Dylan's most memorable movie moments. 1. Masked and Anonymous (2003) Dylan played the role of Jack Fate, a former rock legend with a dying career who is forced to make a comeback, in the Larry Charles-directed music drama. The film, also starring Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson and John Goodman, featured a soundtrack comprised almost entirely of covers
- Meena Jang
Bob Dylan’s preeminence in the pop music pantheon is secure. But what of his place in the movies?
The man who is being honored by the Recording Academy as MusiCares’ Person of the Year on Feb. 6 has also made an immeasurable impact in motion pictures and television with his music. In addition to winning an Oscar for his song “Things Have Changed” from Curtis Hanson’s 2001 film “Wonder Boys,” IMDb.com lists over 500 credits for Dylan songs used in motion pictures. But unlike other Baby Boomer-era songwriters of his fame and stature who’ve made the licensing of tracks and songs an arduous and expensive process, music supervisors are virtually unanimous in their praise of Dylan and his business team.
Given the importance of a catalog that stretches back more than 50 years, one could assume licensing a Dylan track would be a potentially budget-busting proposition. But the pros who »
- Steve Chagollan
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