Willem Dafoe

Screenwriter / Model (person) / Film Producer | * 07/22/1955 (66) | Appleton, Wisconsin (United States of America (USA))
William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his distinctive gravelly voice, and has received multiple accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson. Dafoe was an early member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group, where he acted in several productions. He made his film debut in Heaven's Gate (1980), but was fired during production. He had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film The Loveless (1982) and then played the main antagonist in Streets of Fire (1984) and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). He received his first Academy Award nomination (as Best Supporting Actor) for his role as Sergeant Elias Grodin in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon (1986). In 1988,... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Willem Dafoe

Saturn Award Donostia Award Independent Spirit Awards Satellite Award Honorary Golden Bear Volpi Cup for Best Actor 3x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Willem Dafoe as Actor(166)

as Nuidis Vulko2022 Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
as Heimir the Fool2022 The Northman
as Godwin Baxter2022 Poor Things
as Clem Hoately2021 Nightmare Alley
as Joe Cribbens2021 Dead for a Dollar
as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home
as Military Colonel2021 The Card Counter
as Narrator2021 River
as Nudis Vulko2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League
as Raymond2021 Tropico
as Clint2020 Siberia
as Tommaso2020 Tommaso
as himself2020 Wim Wenders, Desperado
as Richard McMahon2020 The Last Thing He Wanted
as Thomas Wake2019 The Lighthouse
as Paul Randolph2019 Motherless Brooklyn
as himself2019 Love, Antosha
as Leonhard Seppala2019 Togo
as Manou's Father (voice)2019 Manou the Swift
as Vincent van Gogh2018 At Eternity's Gate
as Nuidis Vulko2018 Aquaman
as himself2018 Friedkin Uncut
as Narrator (voice)2018 Vox Lux
as Ryuk (voice)2017 Death Note
as Ed Blackridge2017 A Family Man
as Gerhard Hardman / Cyrus Hardman2017 Murder on the Orient Express
as Paul2017 Opus Zero
as Narrator2017 Mountain
as Bobby Hicks2017 The Florida Project
as Terrence Settman2017 What Happened to Monday
as himself2017 Piazza Vittorio
as Narrator2017 Sanctuary
as Mad Dog2016 Dog Eat Dog
as James Verdun2016 Father
as himself2016 Mind the Gap
as Role1 / Frankie Machine / Role2 / Blackie Cavanaugh2016 Nelson Algren Live
as Ballard2016 The Great Wall
as Gill (voice)2016 Finding Dory
as Diego Fairman2015 My Hindu Friend
as Bud Carter2014 Bad Country
as J.G. Jopling2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
as Tommy Brue2014 A Most Wanted Man
as Marcus2014 John Wick
as Peter van Houten2014 The Fault in Our Stars
as Pier Paolo Pasolini2014 Pasolini
as Barry2013 Love's Routine
as Narrator (voice)2013 The Benaki Museum
as John Petty2013 Out of the Furnace
as Willem2013 The Smile Man
as himself2013 The House of Magic
as Wyatt Porter2013 Odd Thomas
as Nathan Dawkins2013 Beyond: Two Souls
as Lionel Pembrooke2013 Saving Norman
as The Buddha2012 Tomorrow You're Gone
as Tars Tarkas2012 John Carter
as Martin David2011 The Hunter
as Max Oliver2010 A Woman
as Eddie2010 Miral
as Rat (voice)2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
as Paul Smecker (uncredited)2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
as He2009 Antichrist
as Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac2009 Daybreakers
as Feeney2009 Farewell
as Detective Hank Havenhurst2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
as Charles Waechter2008 Fireflies in the Garden
as Commandat Klein2008 Adam Resurrected
as (Segment "Occupations")2007 To Each His Own Cinema
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as Carson Clay2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
as Larry Lockner2007 The Walker
as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin2007 Spider-Man 3
as Ray Ruby2007 Go Go Tales
as Christopher2007 The Procedure
as Stan Aubray2007 Anamorph
as Le cow-boy (Place des Victoires)2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
as Captain Darius2006 Inside Man
as Chief of Staff2006 American Dreamz
as Leslie2005 Before It Had a Name
as Neil Murchison2005 Ripley Under Ground
as Gen. George Octavius Deckert2005 xXx: State of the Union
as Grace's Father2005 Manderlay
as himself2005 This Is an Adventure
as Roland Sweet2004 The Aviator
as Norman Osborn2004 Spider-Man 2
as Arnold Mack2004 The Clearing
as Dr. Michael Copeland2004 Control
as Martin2003 The Reckoning
as himself2003 Rockets Redglare!
as Gill (voice)2003 Finding Nemo
as himself2002 Spider-Mania
as John Carpenter2002 Auto Focus
as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin2002 Spider-Man
as Priest2001 Edges of the Lord
as Father Andre2001 Pavilion of Women
as Detective Donald Kimball2000 American Psycho
as Father Ramirez2000 Bullfighter
as Earl Copen2000 Animal Factory
as Max Schreck2000 Shadow of the Vampire
as Gas1999 eXistenZ
as Paul Smecker1999 The Boondock Saints
as Himself (archival footage)1998 Abel/Asia
as Rolfe Whitehouse1998 Affliction
as John Geiger1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control
as Axel Heyst1996 Victory
as David Caravaggio1996 The English Patient
as The Electrician1996 Basquiat
as Lo scrittore1995 The Night and the Moment
as John Clark1994 Clear and Present Danger
as Tom Eliot1994 Tom & Viv
as Emit Flesti1993 Faraway, So Close!
as Frank Dulaney1993 Body of Evidence
as John LeTour1992 Light Sleeper
as Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal1992 White Sands
as Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole1991 Flight of the Intruder
as Bobby Peru1990 Wild at Heart
as Hateful Guard at Maryland Training School for Boys1990 Cry-Baby
as Salamo Arouch1989 Triumph of the Spirit
as Buck McGriff1988 Off Limits
as Agent Alan Ward1988 Mississippi Burning
as Elephant Grass (voice)1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
as Sgt. Elias1986 Platoon
as Eric 'Rick' Masters1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
as Raven Shaddock1984 Streets of Fire
as Johnny Harte1984 Roadhouse 66
as Boyfriend1984 New York Nights
as 2nd Phone Booth Youth1983 The Hunger
as Vance1981 The Loveless
as Willy (uncredited)1980 Heaven's Gate

TV Shows/Series with Willem Dafoe as Actor(12)

Movies with Willem Dafoe as Crew(4)

Production/Producer2021 Tropico
Production/Associate Producer2020 Babenco: Tell Me When I Die
Production/Co-Producer1999 New Rose Hotel

Full Name: William Dafoe
Born: Friday, 07/22 1955 (July) in Appleton, Wisconsin (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 66 years + 56 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Appleton East High School
Member of: Theatre X, The Wooster Group
Spouses (current/former): Giada Colagrande
Siblings: Donald Dafoe
Other names for Willem Dafoe (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Willem DeFoe"
"William Dafoe, Jr."
"William J. Dafoe"
"윌렘 데포"
"Уиллем Дефо"
"Γουίλεμ Νταφόε"
"William James Dafoe"
Willem Dafoe frequently works together with these people:
Abel Ferrara (21x, Crew)
Wes Anderson (18x, Crew)
Paul Schrader (16x, Crew)
Stan Lee (15x, Crew)
Lars von Trier (12x, Crew)
Julian Schnabel (11x, Crew)
Giada Colagrande (11x, Crew)
Martin Scorsese (10x, Actor)
J.K. Simmons (10x, Actor)
Robert Eggers (10x, Crew)
John Lurie (10x, Actor)
Seth MacFarlane (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:101, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2021