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Willem Dafoe

FULL NAME William James Dafoe
BORN 22 July 1955, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
ASSOCIATION

Actor

NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 175 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 27 (20)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.85

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1985 To Live and Die in L.A. Eric "Rick" Masters

1986 Platoon Sergeant Gordon Elias

1988 The Last Temptation of Christ Mike McDermott

1988 Mississippi Burning Agant Alan Ward

1989 Born on the Fourth of July Charlie

1990 Wild at Heart Bobby Peru

1990 Cry-Baby Hateful Guard (cameo)  
1996 Basquiat The Electrician  
1996 The English Patient Caravaggio

1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control John Geiger

1999 eXistenZ Gas

1999 The Boondock Saints Paul Smecker

2000 American Psycho Detective Donald Kimball

2002 Spider-Man Norman Osborn

2004 Spider-Man 2 Norman Osborn  
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Klaus Daimler

2004 The Aviator Roland Sweet  
2006 Inside Man Captain John Darius

2007 Spider-Man 3 Norman Osborn  
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Charles Taylor

2013 Nymphomaniac L  
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel J. G. Jopling  
2014 John Wick Marcus

2017 The Florida Project Bobby Hicks

2017 Murder on the Orient Express Gerhard Hardman

2019 The Lighthouse

Thomas Wake

2019 Motherless Brooklyn

Carroll Shelby

 

PORTRAIT

This talented, forceful character actor has been an outsider in the movie business for over four decades. With his interesting, angled features, demonic smile and intense performances, Dafoe has been a favourite of auteuristic filmmakers, such as Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier and Wes Anderson, something which has landed him abundances of interesting parts in smaller and more artistic productions. His intensity makes him magnificent at playing characters close to the edge, but can also threaten to make his performances borderline caricatured if the material and/or director doesn't work him right.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards

1987

  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Platoon

2001

  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Shadow of the Vampire

2018

  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Florida Project

2019

  Nominated for Best Actor for At Eternity's Gate

CHARACTER QUOTES

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