Why Did Cate Blanchett Play Bob Dylan in I’m Not There?

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In January 2016, I’m Not There actress Cate Blanchett once again showed off her unique style when flying into Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan, which serves the nearby cities of Tokyo and Yokohama.

Cate Blanchett wears her hair back as she arrives at Narita International Airport in Chiba, JapanCate Blanchett wears her hair back as she arrives at Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan, on January 20, 2016

In the 2007 musical drama film, I’m Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, she was one of six actors to play the role of Bob Dylan.

The other actors depicting different facets of Bob Dylan’s public personas were Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw. Director Todd Haynes decided to use different actors to show Dylan’s continual reinvention of himself.

One of six actors to play the role of Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett attends the 45th New York Film Festival - "I'm Not There" premiereOne of six actors to play the role of Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett attends the 45th New York Film Festival – “I’m Not There” premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York October 4, 2007

Cate was praised for her performance and awarded a Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.

Cate Blanchett as Jude Quinn, an embodiment of Bob Dylan in 1965–66, in I'm Not ThereCate Blanchett as Jude Quinn, an embodiment of Bob Dylan in 1965–66, in I’m Not There

The Thor: Ragnarok actress and theater director sported a pair of 1970’s French Alps-inspired “Snow Capsule” stretch-wool and cotton-blend twill overalls from Chloé.

Cate Blanchett wears stretch-wool and cotton-blend twill overallsCate Blanchett wears stretch-wool and cotton-blend twill overalls

She carried a large black cardigan in one arm, accessorized with matching sunglasses, and completed the outfit with a navy sweatshirt and a pair of laid-back “Sneaky Viv” sneakers from Roger Vivier’s Spring Summer 2016 Collection.

Cate Blanchett's feet in Roger Vivier sneakersCate Blanchett’s feet in Roger Vivier sneakers

Cate’s embellished patent leather sneakers are crafted in Italy and feature the iconic Vivier buckle that has been reinterpreted with a dose of sparkling crystals for a chic touch.

Cate Blanchett wears Sneaky Viv embellished sneakersCate Blanchett wears Sneaky Viv embellished sneakers

You can find the slip-on “Sneaky Viv” fashion sneakers in 6 amazing colors at Nordstrom and Mytheresa.

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Sneakers, €550 – €980

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv black embellished patent leather sneakers

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv blue leather sneakers

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv leather sneakers

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv pink leather sneakers

Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv white embellished patent leather sneakers

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