The 2007 film “I’m Not There” is, to put it simply, an unconventional biopic about the life of Bob Dylan. The film follows six different characters inspired by Dylan at different points in his life, each played by a different actor. The film’s cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere and Ben Whishaw. Heath Ledger plays Robbie Clark, an actor playing singer Jack Rollins (Dylan’s character played by Bale).
“I’m Not Here” portrays Bob Dylan as an extremely adaptable, chameleon-like person, which is why he falls under the sign of Gemini. Born between May 21 and June 20, Gemini are known as the communicators of the zodiac, and they are symbolized by the twins. They are particularly known for their versatility, something that at times can feel superficial or flaky. Geminis are quick-witted people who like to entertain, and part of their versatile nature comes from the fact that they are extremely curious and like to learn new things.
More than any “biographical” film in recent memory, “I’m Not There” takes a fragmented and mutated look at its subject. For those with a Gemini mentality, this makes a lot of sense – people are never just one thing for their entire lives, after all. “I’m not here” takes this assumption literally, with fascinating results.