1. - Zeljko Ivanek, Dogville, 2003. Lars von Trier asked the award-winning Dutch stage star to join his “film” without sets (or sense). Van Schat had to refuse as he was preparing a theatre role with friends. Unlike Nicole Kidman, Ivanek stayed aboard the second film in Von Trier’s pretentious trilogy.
2. - Derek de Lint, Zwartboek/Black Book, Netherlands-Germany-Belgium, 2006. Same play - new production - interferred when Dutch director Paul Verhoeven wanted Van Aschat as resistance leader Gerben Kuipers. De Lint took over, playing the complete opposite of his collaborator in Verhoeven’s previous WWII drama, Soldaat van Oranje, 28 years before.