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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

is 59 years old
Actor

Real name: William Dafoe Jr.
Born: Friday, July 22, 1955
  (Appleton, Wisconsin, USA)
Height: 5' 9 1/2

Rating
100% (4 votes)

Star Sign:
Cancer
Other Cancer celebrities
CreditsPhotos (20)Posters (22)Wallpapers (3) 

Willem Dafoe in Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004)

WILLEM DAFOE (Klaus Daimler) adds to a startling array of characters he has brought to life with the comical Klaus Daimler in THE LIFE AQUATIC with Steve Zissou. Dafoe has also recently completed work on “Manderlay,” the second installment of Lars von Trier’s “USA: Land of Opportunities” trilogy, joining an eclectic cast that includes Lauren Bacall, Jeremy Davies, Danny Glover, Udo Kier and Chloe Sevigny. Currently, Dafoe is shooting Revolution Studios’ sequel “XXX: State of the Union,” directed by Lee Tamahori.

Dafoe most recently starred with Robert Redford and Helen Mirren in the thriller “The Clearing” and as the leader of the troupe of thespians who discover a murder in Paul McGuigan’s “The Reckoning” starring with Paul Bettany. He also makes a cameo appearance in Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic, “The Aviator.” His other recent films include Tim Hunter’s “Control,” opposite Ray Liotta; Roger Spottiswoode’s “Mr. Ripley’s Return”; voicing the character of Gill, the fearless leader of the fish tank, in the animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo”; Robert Rodriguez’s “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” with Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas, and Paul Schrader’s daring “Auto Focus” with Greg Kinnear. In the summer of 2002, he starred in Sam Raimi’s record-breaking “Spider-Man” as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, rival to the iconic web-spinning hero, played by Tobey Maguire.

In 2001, Dafoe was nominated for Academy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards and received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his transformational performance as Max Shreck in “Shadow of the Vampire.” He was also named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics and runner-up by the New York Film Critics. Dafoe’s portrayal also received critical acclaim at the Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and Boston Film Festivals.

Dafoe has made a name for himself working with some of the most critically acclaimed directors in the world: with his turn as ‘Caravaggio’ the thumb-less thief in Anthony Minghella’s Academy Award®-winning “The English Patient,” his Academy Award®- nominated performance as ‘Sergeant Elias’ in Oliver Stone’s “Platoon,” his starring role in Martin Scorcese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ,” his memorable turn as low life ‘Bobby Peru’ in David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart,” his performance in Wim Wender’s multicultural “Far Away, So Close” and his role as a civil rights activist in Alan Parker’s “Mississippi Burning.”

His other feature credits include Mary Harron’s “American Psycho,” Troy Duffy’s “Boondock Saints,” Steve Buscemi’s “Animal Factory,” Yim Ho’s “Pavillion of Women,” Yurek Bogayevicz’s “The Edges of the Lord,” David Cronenburg’s “Existenz,” novelist Paul Auster’s directorial debut, “Lulu on the Bridge,” Abel Ferrara’s “New Rose Hotel,” Jan De Bont’s “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” Brian Gilbert’s “Tom & Viv,” Phillip Noyce’s “Clear and Present Danger,” Paul Schrader’s “Affliction” and “Light Sleeper,” Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July,” William Friedkin’s “To Live and Die in L.A.,” Robert M. Young’s “Triumph of the Spirit,” Roger Donaldson’s “White Sands,” Uli Edel’s “Body of Evidence” and Christopher Crowe’s “Off Limits.”

On stage for the Wooster Group, Dafoe most recently starred Off-Broadway in “Brace Up”; and throughout Europe, the U.S. and Off-Broadway in “To You, The Birdie!” with Frances McDormand. He also costarred with Steve Buscemi in the October 2001 premiere of “North Atlantic.” Dafoe has been a member of the groundbreaking theater company for more than twenty years, helping to define a theatrical language that incorporates influences as diverse as vaudeville and Noh.

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 Acting - 

Willem Dafoe

 appeared in following movies:
Daybreakers (2009) Lionel Elvis Cormac
Antichrist (2009)
Cirque du Freak (2008) Gavner Purl
Adam Resurrected (2008) Commandant Klein
Beast of Bataan (2008) [Pre-production] Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Bonjour Farewell (2008) Feeney
Fireflies in the Garden (2008) 80% (10 votes) Charles Waechter
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) 70% (269 votes) Carson Clay
Spider-Man 3 (2007) 80% (1332 votes) Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
Walker, The (2007) 70% (18 votes) Senator Larry Lockner
Go Go Tales (2007) 80% (1 votes) Ray Ruby
Dust of Time, The (2007) A
American Dreamz (2006) 70% (72 votes) Chief of Staff
Inside Man (2006) 90% (402 votes) Captain John Darius
Manderlay (2005) 90% (82 votes) Grace's Father
xXx: State of the Union (2005) dvd50% (68 votes) Gen. George Octavius Deckert
Ripley Under Ground (2005) Neil Murchison
Ceremonia de apertura (2005) (archive footage)
Before It Had a Name (2005) Leslie
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004) dvd80% (245 votes) Klaus Daimler
Aviator, The (2004) dvd80% (343 votes) Roland Sweet
Spider-Man 2 (2004) dvd80% (670 votes) Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Clearing, The (2004) dvd62% (41 votes) Arnold Mack
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of 'Heaven's Gate' (2004) Narrator (voice)
Control (2004) dvd70% (13 votes) Dr. Michael Copeland
Overnight (2003) 62% (9 votes) Himself
Reckoning, The (2003) dvd58% (7 votes) Martin
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) dvd62% (169 votes) Barillo
Finding Nemo (2003) dvd89% (486 votes) Gill (voice)
Rockets Redglare! (2003) Himself
Auto Focus (2002) dvd66% (38 votes) John Carpenter
Spider-Man (2002) dvd80% (753 votes) Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Villain 2003
Pavilion of Women (2001) dvd60% (2 votes) Father Andre
Edges of the Lord (2001) dvd80% (7 votes) Priest
Animal Factory (2000) dvd62% (24 votes) Earl Copen
American Psycho (2000) dvd72% (434 votes) Donald Kimball
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) dvd66% (131 votes) Max Schreck
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 2001
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2001
Boondock Saints, The (1999) dvd60% (433 votes) Paul Smecker
eXistenZ (1999) dvd68% (358 votes) Gas
New Rose Hotel (1998) dvd42% (10 votes) X
Affliction (1997) dvd74% (41 votes) Rolfe Whitehouse
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) dvd40% (151 votes) John Geiger
Basquiat (1996) dvd58% (51 votes) The Electrician
English Patient, The (1996) dvd80% (285 votes) David Caravaggio
Victory (1995) dvd Axel Heyst
Night and the Moment, The (1995) dvd The Writer
Clear and Present Danger (1994) dvd62% (145 votes) John Clark
Tom & Viv (1994) dvd54% (3 votes) Tom Eliot
Body of Evidence (1993) dvd50% (29 votes) Frank Dulaney
Light Sleeper (1992) dvd66% (8 votes) John LeTour
White Sands (1992) dvd51% (14 votes) Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
Flight of the Intruder (1991) dvd55% (11 votes) Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole
Wild at Heart (1990) dvd72% (102 votes) Bobby Peru
Cry-Baby (1990) dvd62% (43 votes) Hateful Guard at Maryland
Triumph of the Spirit (1989) 62% (2 votes) Salamo Arouch
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) dvd80% (86 votes) Jesus of Nazareth
Mississippi Burning (1988) dvd72% (88 votes) Agent Ward
Off Limits (1988) 54% (10 votes) Buck McGriff
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) 88% (6 votes) Elephant grass (voice)
Platoon (1986) dvd90% (559 votes) Sgt. Elias Grodin
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actor in a Supporting Role 1987
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) dvd74% (32 votes) Eric 'Rick' Masters
Roadhouse 66 (1984) dvd Johnny Harte
Streets of Fire (1984) dvd58% (20 votes) Raven Shaddock, Bombers Leader
Hunger, The (1983) dvd60% (28 votes) 2nd Phone Booth Youth
Loveless, The (1982) Vance
Cinema mil: (Episode #1.8) (0000) X (archive footage)

 
 Screenplay - 

Willem Dafoe

 worked as writer on following movies:
Before It Had a Name (2005) 6 photos

 Appeared as Himself
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin (2008) Himself
On the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2005) Himself
This Is an Adventure (2005) Himself
Ceremonia de clausura (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Cannes Experience: Manderlay 2005, The (2005) Himself / Grace's Father
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe (2005) Himself - Honoree
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Road to Manderlay, The (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Anti-Hero's Journey, The (2004) Himself
Misbehavers, The (2004) Himself
Hollywood High (2003) Himself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore (2002) Himself
2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, The (2001) 50% (1 votes) Himself
Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon', A (2001) Himself/Sgt. Elias
Magacine (2000) Himself
Corazón de...: (Episode dated 19 September 2005) (2000) Himself (archive footage)
Directors, The: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) Himself
59th Annual Academy Awards, The (1987) Himself - Nominee: Best Actor
Caiga quien caiga: (Episode dated 20 May 2005) (0000) Himself




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