In the past few years, the North American market has worked up quite the appetite for foreign language films. Many of these, with their critical and commercial success, received prestigious film awards. Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful won the Oscar for Best Actor, a first ever for a non-English speaking role. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, nominated for Best Picture, was a box-office smash. The film enjoyed pop-culture status as its title became the subject of tireless parody.