Jude Quinn

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Mid 1960s folk-rock singer from the 2007 film I'm Not There, wherein Bob Dylan's life is exploded into fictional fragments, each portrayed by a different actor and fictional name.

Quinn represents Dylan's gone-electric phase, including his clash with the audience at the 1965 Newport Folk Music Festival. Journalist Keenan Jones (Bruce Greenwood) reveals Quinn's real name is Aaron Jacob Edelstein and he was a middle-class, Jewish kid from Hibbing, Minnesota. This sends Quinn into a downward spiral, where he drinks, takes drugs, insults everyone, and may or may not have died in a motorcycle crash, a reference to Dylan's 1966 crash.

Played by Cate Blanchett.

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