Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan

September 6, 2006

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Already being called the "Rosie the Riveter of Playing a Folk Musician," Cate Blanchett has busted down the gender wall that has, since at least the release of "Mr. Tambourine Man," stopped women from playing Bob Dylan. In these shots from Rolling Stone, Blanchett looks the part more than any man (though, I assume, makes roughly two-thirds as much on the dollar). Take that, patriarchy!

The role is part of Todd Haynes's new biopic, I'm Not There, in which seven seperate actors will play the folk legend at various points of his life. It's known that Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, David Cross, Michelle Williams and Christian Bale are also in the movie, though it's still unclear if they'll all be playing Dylan. It's assumed from the photos that Blanchett must be playing mid-'60s Dylan, while Christian Bale will be playing early-Batman Dylan.

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