With Dancer In the Dark (pictured), Lars von Trier put Denmark on the movie musical map. Granted he may have been holding the map upside down, but the film is impossible to forget. One can argue about the folly of making a movie about the United States without bothering to go there, but Hollywood had already committed that crime against other countries for decades, so von Trier's conceit was ample payback. Icelander Bjork wasn't the first pop star actor… but she was the first to announce she's quitting acting AFTER winning the Best Actress prize at Cannes. That's either true humility or she hated the director so much that she couldn't resist sticking it to him one last time (they fought like cat and dog throughout shooting).