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.'"