24 surprisingly good acting roles by musicians


Björk in Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark is among Lars Von Trier’s most beloved movies, and it stars Björk in a leading role, earning her an award as best actress at Cannes. The Icelandic icon, meanwhile, doesn’t strictly rely on her music as a starring role: The film, aside from song-and-dance segments, isn’t especially musical, relying on Björk’s eccentricity to bring her role—as a blind factory worker—to life. But Von Trier and Björk didn’t have immediate chemistry—the role was allegedly so taxing that the singer was rumoured to have eaten her own cardigan. Uh, yum?