Nick Cave

It was indeed rare for any artist to crossover from one medium to the next, let alone several, and be accomplished in all. But Nick Cave, lead singer and songwriter for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, a band that rose out ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, AU

Filmography

Music (41)

Triple Nine 2016 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Lobster 2015 (Movie)

("Where The Wild Roses Grow") (Song)

20,000 Days on Earth 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Days of Grace 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Loin Des Hommes 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

The English Teacher 2013 (Movie)

(''People Ain't No Good'') (Song Performer)

The English Teacher 2013 (Movie)

(''People Ain't No Good'') (Song)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

("Cosmonaut") (Song)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Music Producer / Score Producer (Music Producer)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

West of Memphis 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

("O Children") (Song)

The English Surgeon 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Road 2009 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Road 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Hear And Now 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 (Movie)

("The Ballad of Jesse James" - Traditional) (Song Performer)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 (Movie)

("The Ballad of Jesse James" - Traditional) (Music Arranger)

Deliver Us From Evil 2006 (Movie)

("Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Revertentum") (Song Performer)

Deliver Us From Evil 2006 (Movie)

("Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Revertentum" on behalf of Bug Music Ltd) (Song)

The Proposition 2006 (Movie)

(Vocals)

The Proposition 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

("People Ain't No Good") (Song)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

("Let It Be") (Song Performer)

Intimacy 2001 (Movie)

("In the Ghetto") (Song Performer)

Hamlet 2000 (Movie)

("Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)") (Song)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("release the Bats") (Song)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

("Red Right Hand 2") (Song)

The Acid House 1999 (Movie)

("By the Time You Get to Phoenix" "The Sweetest Embrace") (Song Performer)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

("Mojo") (Song Performer)

Zero Effect 1998 (Movie)

("Into My Arms") (Song)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

("Red Right Hand") (Song)

To Have and To Hold 1996 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

To Have and To Hold 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

("Red Light Hand") (Song Performer)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Gas Food Lodging 1992 (Movie)

("Lament") (Song)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

("From Her to Eternity") (Song)

Ghosts of the Civil Dead 1988 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (14)

20,000 Days on Earth 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

All Tomorrow's Parties 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Glastonbury 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 (Movie)

Bowery Saloon Singer (Actor)

Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest 1997 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Jonas in the Desert 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Johnny Suede 1992 (Movie)

Freak Storm (Actor)

Dandy 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ghosts of the Civil Dead 1988 (Movie)

Maynard (Actor)

Wings of Desire 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Writer (4)

20,000 Days on Earth 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Proposition 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ghosts of the Civil Dead 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

It was indeed rare for any artist to crossover from one medium to the next, let alone several, and be accomplished in all. But Nick Cave, lead singer and songwriter for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, a band that rose out of the punk era to produce some of Australia's more bleak and soul-sucking music, transcended his role as gyrating front man to become a published author and compelling screenwriter. Already penning literate and profound lyrics, Cave found the transition to writing books and movies relatively smooth, thanks to a childhood spent reading literature and the Bible. The latter was the most profound influence on his life and his work - one can hear ech s of the Good Book in his lyrics, even at a cursory listen. Not that Cave actively preached the Word to the spike-haired masses - a decades-long heroin addiction kept him far off the righteous path - but he did allow religion to seep into his music for the sake of artistry, expressing the inherent contradictions between his faith and the life he had lead.

Relationships

Luke

Son
Mother, Viviane Carneiro

Arthur

Son
Mother, Susie Bick twin brother, Earl

Earl

Son
Mother, Susie Bick twin brother, Arthur

Susie Bick Actor

Wife
Married November 1999

Milestones

2013

Fifteenth album with the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away, is released.

2012

Wrote screenplay for "Lawless," a Depression-era Western based on a novel by Matt Bondurant

2007

Played a saloon singer in the historical crime drama "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," starring Pitt and Casey Affleck

2006

Formed the garage rock band Grinderman

2005

"The Proposition" was also Cave's first film score, alongside regular creative partner Warren Ellis.

2005

Wrote screenplay for "The Proposition," starring Guy Pearce and Richard Wilson

1996

Published another collection of lyrics and essays King Ink II

1991

Cast in a supporting role opposite Brad Pitt in "Johnny Suede"

1989

Published first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel.

1988

Made feature film acting and screenwriting debut with the prison drama "Ghosts of the Civil Dead"

1988

Published first book King Ink, a collection of lyrics and plays, including several collaborations with celebrated punk performer Lydia Lunch

1987

Appeared as himself in Wim Wenders' film "Wings of Desire"

1984

Formed new band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; released debut album From Her to Eternity

1983

The Birthday Party played their last concert

1981

Released debut album by The Birthday Party titled Prayers on Fire

Scripted faux-documentary "20,000 Days on Earth" is released, depicting a fictionalized day in Cave's life.

Bonus Trivia

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Cave's father, a schoolteacher, organized the first academic symposium on Australian folk hero Ned Kelly, a key figure in Cave's upbringing.

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One of Cave's lifelong musical heroes, Johnny Cash, recorded his song "The Mercy Seat" in 2000. The pair later dueted on covers of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and the folk song "Cindy."

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Despite the dark tone of most of his music and his well-publicized battles with addiction, Cave publicly identifies as a churchgoing Christian.

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