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The Card Counter

as Col. John Gordo

2021
Maresco / Pasolini

as Himself

2021
Fart Central

as Willem Dafart

2021
Siberia

as Clint

2020
The Last Thing He Wanted

as Richard McMahon

2020
Tommaso

as Tommaso

2020
7 Deaths of Maria Callas

as Film Actor

2020
The Lighthouse

as Thomas Wake

2019
Motherless Brooklyn

as Paul Randolph

2019
Love, Antosha

as Himself

2019
Togo

as Leonhard Seppala

2019
Aquaman

as Nuidis Vulko

2018
Vox Lux

as Narrator (voice)

2018
At Eternity's Gate

as Vincent van Gogh

2018
Death Note

as Ryuk (voice)

2017
A Family Man

as Ed Blackridge

2017
Murder on the Orient Express

as Gerhard Hardman

2017
The Florida Project

as Bobby Hicks

2017
What Happened to Monday

as Terrence Settman

2017
Mountain

as Narrator

2017
The Great Wall

as Ballard

2016
Dog Eat Dog

as Mad Dog

2016
Fukushima: A Nuclear Story

as Narrator

2015
The Grand Budapest Hotel

as J.G. Jopling

2014
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe

Birthday

1955-07-22

Place of Birth

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Biography

William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his distinct 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 for his role as Sergeant Elias Grodin in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon (1986). In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and starred in Mississippi Burning, both of which were controversial. Following small roles in Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Wild at Heart (1990), he began a six-film collaboration with director Paul Schrader with the drama Light Sleeper (1992). He starred in the critically panned erotic thriller Body of Evidence (1993) and then co-starred in Clear and Present Danger (1994), The English Patient (1996), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), and The Boondock Saints (1999). After receiving his second Academy Award nomination for portraying Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the superhero film Spider-Man (2002), the villains in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and XXX: State of the Union (2005), and Carson Clay in the film Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007). In 2009, he starred in the experimental film Antichrist, one of his three films with Lars von Trier. Dafoe then appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel (all 2014), The Great Wall (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), The Florida Project (2017), for which he received his third Academy Award nomination, Aquaman (2018) and The Lighthouse (2019). He has also had voice-over roles in Finding Nemo (2003), its sequel Finding Dory (2016), and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), voice and motion capture roles in John Carter (2012) and Death Note (2017), and vocal contributions to the video games Spider-Man (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004), and Beyond: Two Souls (2013). Dafoe has portrayed several real-life figures, including T.S. Eliot in Tom & Viv (1994), Pier Paolo Pasolini in Pasolini (2014), Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate (2018), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, his first in that category, and Leonhard Seppala in Togo (2019). Dafoe has dual citizenship of the United States and Italy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Willem Dafoe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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