Bob Dylan began performing on stage in his early twenties and soon delivered successful tunes such as Blowin' in the Wind that installed an innovative folk style built with impactful dramatic lyrics that turned him into the 'sixties troubadour'. Many popular singers and groups of the 1960s such as Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary or Sonny and Cher helped diffuse his talent. From the end of the 1960s, the folk singer adopted a more popular pop rock identity enhanced by a Mod-like fashion taste. Cementing his place in America's musical pantheon, Bob Dylan has since turned into an influential cultural figure, desiring to be considered more as a poet and artist – his drawings and paintings have become hugely popular – than just a 'song-and-dance man'. Such a multi-faceted and profound figure, that it took six different actors including Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere to play his role in the biopic, I’m Not There.