That's probably for the best, because every moment he's onscreen is excruciating. Not only does every line sound like he's bored out of his mind, but he also barely looks at the other actors (or blinks, for that matter), instead constantly staring down at his own feet like he taped the script to his shoes. His acting debut turned out to be such a disaster that it was pulled from European cinemas after two weeks, and it was never even shown in America. It was then buried so deep in the direct-to-VHS bargain bin that it was rubbing elbows with most of Steven Seagal's career.
But life's all about second chances, whether you deserve them or not. Dylan was allowed to squander his in 2003, when he starred in Masked And Anonymous, an indie movie about a benefit concert in a war-torn country. The movie was co-written by Dylan, who plays Jack Fate, an aging rock star released from prison on the condition that he go to a war zone to perform a dangerous concert.
The movie featured a whole slew of amazing actors, including John Goodman, Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, and Jeff Bridges, who all took a pay cut to share scenes with the legendary Dylan. Of course it turned out to be one of the worst movies ever made. When the movie was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, people stood up when Dylan entered the room. And they kept right on standing ... to make a swift exit from the theater. Only half the audience was left by the end credits.