The work of Susanne Bier , particularly Brothers (2004) and After the Wedding (2006), introduced the world to Danish actors such as Mads Mikkelsen , Ulrich Thomsen , and Nikolaj Lie Kaas . After the Wedding was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Bier's In a Better World ( Danish : Hævnen , meaning "The Revenge") is a 2010 drama starring Mikael Persbrandt , Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen in a story which takes place in small-town Denmark and a refugee camp in Sudan . The film won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards . 
Another early pop music auteur was the Beach Boys ' multi-tasking leader Brian Wilson ,  who himself was mentored by Spector.  Before the progressive pop of the late 1960s, performers were typically unable to decide on the artistic content of their music.  Wilson became the first rock producer to use the studio as a discrete instrument ,  thus making the Beach Boys one of the first rock groups to exert studio control.  Music producers after the mid 1960s would draw on his influence, setting a precedent that allowed bands and artists to enter a recording studio and act as producers, either autonomously, or in conjunction with other like minds.  The Atlantic ' s Jason Guriel wrote that Wilson "paved the way for auteurs like Kanye West ... anticipat[ing] the rise of the producer ... [and] the modern pop-centric era, which privileges producer over artist and blurs the line between entertainment and art... Anytime a band or musician disappears into a studio to contrive an album-length mystery, the ghost of Wilson is hovering near."