Worst Films of Grammy Stars
Bob Dylan in “Hearts of Fire”
Bob Dylan in “Hearts of Fire” If you’re looking for a DVD of Dylan’s last major acting role, spare the effort. It’s never been released on any post-VHS format, and we can only presume that Dylan took out a second mortgage on his Malibu compound just to buy and bury this musical drama, which was released overseas in 1987 and eventually went direct-to-video in America three years later. It didn’t help that the misbegotten project had a name director, Richard Marquand (Return of the Jedi) and even bigger-name screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct). Or that Dylan contributed three new recordings for the soundtrack—which (surprise) only ever came out on vinyl. Dylan doesn’t get the girl, played by the long-forgotten pop singer Fiona, as he ends up playing third wheel and losing her to the hetero charms of Rupert Everett, whom he punches out at one point.