In his new movie, Olympus Has Fallen, the Dark Knight star plays US President Benjamin Asher, the man in charge of the White House when terrorists strike. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and with Morgan Freeman as House Speaker and Scotland's Gerard Butler as a secret service guard, Fuqua's film flies the stars and stripes so high it makes Yankee Doodle Dandy look a shade pinko.
Trine Dyrholm, Denmark's answer to Helen Mirren and one of the region's best kept acting secrets, is given her chance to shine in Love is All You Need.
Starring alongside Pierce Brosnan, Dyrholm plays Ida, a hairdresser recovering from breast cancer who travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding. There, she meets her daughter's new in-laws, including the groom's father, Philip (Brosnan).
"Such a gentleman, really, really nice" is Dyrholm's take on the former James Bond.
Tomorrow, we swathe ourselves in tartan and parade down 6th Avenue in Manhattan. After that we could stop off at a catwalk show where kilts are the hautest of couture, or take part in a fun run while listening to such Scottish artists as Paolo Nutini or Primal Scream on the iPod (tartan cover, natch).
No, it is not a Fast Show skit but Scotland Week, that time of year when pockets of the US and Canada are proclaimed forever Scottish, or Scottish for the next seven days at any rate. Being a Scottish event, it has of course caused a stushie.