London, Aug 11 : The archetypal romantic poet, Dylan Thomas, has apparently inspired many celebrities of today and yesteryears, and become a part of their lives in one way or the other.
While Thomas had been dead for less than a decade, he is still ruling people's minds as a romantic poet who lived his life to excess and died for his art.
Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman, is believes to have changed his name in around 1962 after reading Thomas, even though the musician likes to deny it.
Pop and rock group 'The Beatles' also brought Thomas to the fore as counter-cultural icon by including his portrait among the motley crew on the cover of their 1967 album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.
A Times Online report suggests that Thomas still influences celebrities, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Pierce Brosnan calling their sons Dylan.
The report highlights the fact that the former Bond has gone as far as calling his son Dylan Thomas Brosnan.
Besides that, Brosnan is among people who have been or are making films based on the Welsh bard's life.
While 'The Edge of Love' was released this year, Brosnan's version is still under production.
Mick Jagger's 'Jagged Films' is also said to be considering a Dylan-themed script for some time.
Dylan, in his own words, devoted his life to his "craft or sullen art".