"Not interested in all that," he scoffs, "and I'm not on the social media." Though he did make the gossip pages recently, photographed mid-singsong in an Irish pub with the American comedian du jour Amy Schumer. "I didn't even know who she was." When you listen to the rough-hewn beauty of Didn't He Ramble, it becomes clear why Bob Dylan invited him on tour, and why his band, the Frames (currently on hiatus), have found success the world over since forming in 1990. "Early on, we worked out it would take us 60 years of touring here before we filled a room, at which point we just thought fuck having to beg this place for acceptance. "I'd started getting into trouble – drinking, glue, the usual stuff. Dad was drunk the whole time, hardly a figure of authority. He wasn't." Guidance came instead in the form of his headmaster, who took Hansard aside one day, concerned.

Ballymun was a troubled place: 45 children in my class, and none of us getting any particular attention or education." And at home? "He knew I had a brain, just that I wasn't engaging it." Despite the legal requirements concerning children in school, the headmaster encouraged him to leave.

By the time he was 30, his musical talent had brought him wealth and fame, depression and tragedy.

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Marketa and Glen Hansard, who together are The Swell Season, both starred and performed their music in the treasured film Once, for which they won an Academy Award for the song “Falling Slowly.” The film, and their music, have since been translated to Once the Musical where it went on to win 8 Tony Awards and is currently still running both on Broadway and touring the world."Not interested in all that," he scoffs, "and I'm not on the social media." Though he did make the gossip pages recently, photographed mid-singsong in an Irish pub with the American comedian du jour Amy Schumer.

He has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 3.1 years. Given Name: Glen Hansard Age: 47 (4/21/1970)Occupation: Music - Musician Most Famous For: The Frames, Irish rock group "Things are pretty great. I'm at a point now where even...vacation sort of feels a little bit like work.

We're kind of taking it easy and just kind of enjoying a little downtime at home.

It's all very abstract compared with nuts and bolts.

I've always loved nuts and bolts." Hansard is one of Ireland's most successful musicians, an Oscar-winning songwriter, and far more the folk troubadour of tradition than he is modern-day celebrity. We've done all right." Raised in the Ballymun area of Dublin as the second of four children, Hansard quit school at 13, intent on becoming a busker. They were young – they had me when they were 19 – and still figuring things out."I'd started getting into trouble – drinking, glue, the usual stuff.Dad was drunk the whole time, hardly a figure of authority."He knew I had a brain, just that I wasn't engaging it." Despite the legal requirements concerning children in school, the headmaster encouraged him to leave.Hansard's acceptance speech, made immortal on You Tube, is the very definition of incredulous disbelief.The film won the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.