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Nick Cave s acting woes
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Australian rocker Nick Cave vowed to give up his dreams of an acting career after the cast and crew burst into laughter on a movie shoot when he delivered his line.

The Australian singer/songwriter has enjoyed a handful of small film roles and bit parts since the late 1980s, but he realised he was unlikely to ever add actor to his resume after a day rehearsing for 2007 drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Cave was given the part of a saloon singer in the movie and was required to deliver just one line in his scene - but on delivering his line the set erupted with laughter.

He tells Uncut magazine: "I had one line in that, that I'd been practising for about two months. Then in the rehearsal I said it, and the entire crew and all the extras burst out laughing. And I thought, 'Right, that's it.' And (director) Andrew (Dominik) just looked around the room and pointed to someone, and said, 'How about you? You say the line ... Nick, you just sing the song.'"

The West Australian

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