1. - David Carradine, Bound For Glory, 1976. Director Hal Ashby was in a mess. His choice, singer Tim Buckley, had ODed. His second, Nicholson (who’d made The Last Detail with Ashby), didn’t see himself as Woody Guthrie. And suggested his true idol. Dylan.
2. - Brad Dourif, London Kills Me, 1991. "First time I'd experienced that sense of America intruding on your freedom, it really put the wind up me." My Beautiful Laundrette writer Hanif Kureishi on his directing debut (including characters called Clint Eastwood and Muffdiver), when a US co-producer demanded Dylan. "I don't think Bob is going to come out for this one to be honest with you," responded Kureishi.
3. - Bruce Springsteen, High Fidelity, 2000. Inevitably, Dylan was first choice for the Himself cameo. He was not free. Enter: The Boss.