Nick Cave is a musician, screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor best known for his work with his band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Known for his low, throaty voice and often bloody lyrics, Cave’s special brand of jazz/punk/blues has garnered much acclaim in the music world – and it’s easy to see why. On top of his musical career (perhaps his best known song, Red Right Hand, is posted below), Cave has also done a small amount of acting – as in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – and screenwriting – as in the badass and sinister The Proposition, a movie which, I swear, tore out a small chunk of my soul. Cave has also written a few books, including King Ink and The Death of Bunny Munro, and is a frequent collaborator with Warren Ellis, insane genius. But Nick Cave will always be a damn fine musician first and foremost, and is one of the few people who can make a receding hairline and a pornstar moustache look good. Cave turns 54 today.