In New York, Woody Allen was honored with a sandwich bearing his name at the Carnegie Deli—a tower of pastrami and corned beef. But in Oviedo, Spain, the citizens erected a bronze statue of the director in 2002. And even Allen doesn’t quite understand why he deserves such a tribute. "My statue in Oviedo is one of the great mysteries of Western civilization,” he joked in 2008, while filming his first movie in Spain, Vicki Cristina Barcelona. "I went there a couple of times, and, without asking me, they erected this statue. I never saved someone from drowning, and they put a statue up of me in the town. I thought it was a joke.” And it caught on. Two years later, the Russian city of Kalingrad asked (and was given) Allen’s permission to erect another statue of the auteur.