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Cillian Murphy had signed on to appear alongside a 19-year-old newcomer, Czech musician Marketa Irglova; Hansard would write the songs. "Cillian doesn't like me saying this, but he had reservations about some of my songs. But, then, the character was pretty dark." With Murphy gone, the funding disappeared, and the project seemed doomed.Until, that is, Carney implored his friend to step in.The leads' on-screen love affair followed off-screen, and the following year the doomed sweethearts (they would split up shortly after) won Best Song at the Oscars for the track "Falling Slowly".Hansard's acceptance speech, made immortal on You Tube, is the very definition of incredulous disbelief.When he left school to busk at 13, all Glen Hansard wanted was to make a living.By the time he was 30, his musical talent had brought him wealth and fame, depression and tragedy.He said I should learn to embrace it, enjoy it." But he didn't, not quite.Like The Commitments before it, Once went on to have a second life as a wildly successful stage musical, with productions all over the world. True, I didn't like the idea of it becoming a musical – I feared overexposure would kill it – but I suppose it helps me stand up and be in the world.
"Eddie made me feel slightly less self-conscious about it," he says.
In the crowd was a young man who had been spurned by his girlfriend (also in the crowd, and a huge fan of Once).