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Björk



The diminutive Icelandic pop star Björk is best known for her work with The Sugarcubes and her enormously successful solo career. Despite her foray into acting with Lars von Trier's musical tragedy Dancer in the Dark, that's exactly how she would like it. Born November 21, 1965, in Rekjavik, Iceland, Björk trained as a classical pianist and became a pop star as an 11-year-old when her teachers sent a tape of her singing to Iceland's Radio One. In 1987, after drifting in and out of several bands, forming the Sugarcubes, and birthing her son, Björk took her first cinematic role in The Juniper Tree, a tale of witchcraft and mysticism based upon a Brothers Grimm story.



The bizarre fantasy hardly took the world by storm; although filmed in 1987, it never had a theatrical release in the United States and arrived on video only in 1996. Björk spent the next 13 years concentrating on her musical career, returning to acting in 2000 when she accepted the lead role as a Czech immigrant slowly going blind in Dancer, von Trier's paean to old American musicals. Tension grew between the director and his star, who also scored the film and set his lyrics to music. The shoot caused so much difficulty for Björk that she has gone on record saying that she will never make another movie. The international film community, however, felt quite differently, rewarding her with the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance. Further acclaim arrived in early 2001, when Björk and von Trier were nominated for a Best Song Oscar for "I've Seen It All," one of Dancer's standout tracks.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Bjork: Biophilia Live
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Sleepless Nights Stories
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Rock the Universe
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Anna and the Moods
  • Actor
2007
73% Glastonbury
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Bjork: Voltaic
  • Actor
2007
88% Coachella
  • Actor
2006
52% Matthew Barney: No Restraint
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Bjork: Triumph of a Heart
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui
  • Actor
2005
57% Drawing Restraint 9
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Looking for a Thrill
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Screaming Masterpiece (Gargandi snilld)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Bjork: Medulla Videos
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Sugarcubes: Live in Zabor
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Björk: The Making of Medúlla
  • Actor
2004
55% Arakimentari
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Bjork: Miniscule
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bjork: Inside Bjork
  • Actor
2003
100% The Work of Director Michel Gondry
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Work of Director Chris Cunningham
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Work of Director Spike Jonze
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Inside Bjork
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bjork: Live at the Royal Opera House
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Bjork: Hidden Place
  • Actor
2001
68% Dancer in the Dark
  • Selma
2000
No Score Yet Song of Tibet
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Bjork: Cambridge
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Free Tibet: The Motion Picture
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Björk: Vessel
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Bjork: Greatest Hits
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Juniper Tree
  • Margit
1990
No Score Yet The Oldest Profession (Le Plus vieux métier du monde)
  • Actor
1967

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest

Quotes from Björk's Characters