Willem Dafoe Biography

Birthday: 1955-07-22
Place of Birth: Appleton, Wisconsin USA
Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Wiki Biography: In 1979, Willem Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn Bigelow's The Loveless. From there, he went on to perform in over 70 films - in Hollywood (Spider-Man, The English Patient, Finding Nemo, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Clear And Present Danger, White Sands, Mississippi Burning, Streets Of Fire, American Dreamz) and in independent cinema in the U.S. (The Clearing, Animal Factory, The Boondock Saints, American Psycho) and abroad (Theo Angelopoulos' The Dust Of Time, Yim Ho's Pavillion Of Women, Yurek Bogayevicz's Edges Of The Lord, Wim Wenders' Faraway, So Close, Nobuhiro Suwa's segment of Paris Je t'aime, Brian Gilbert's Tom & Viv, Christian Carion's Farewell, Mr. Bean's Holiday and The Spierig Brothers' Daybreakers). He has chosen projects for diversity of roles and opportunities to work with strong directors. He has worked in the films of Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic, The Fantastic Mr. Fox), Martin Scorsese (The Aviator, The Last Temptation Of Christ), Spike Lee (Inside Man), Julian Schnabel (Miral, Basquiat), Paul Schrader (Auto Focus, Affliction, Light Sleeper, The Walker, Adam Resurrected), David Cronenberg (Existenz), Abel Ferrara (Go Go Tales, New Rose Hotel), David Lynch (Wild At Heart), William Friedkin (To Live And Die In LA), Werner Herzog (My Son My Son What Have Ye Done), Oliver Stone (Born On The Fourth Of July, Platoon), Giada Colagrande (A Woman and Before It Had A Name) and Lars von Trier (Antichrist and Manderlay). He was nominated twice for the Academy Award (Platoon and Shadow Of The Vampire) and once for the Golden Globe. Among other nominations and awards, he received an LA Film Critics Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Upcoming films include The Hunter, Andrew Stanton's John Carter for Disney, Stephen Sommers' Odd Thomas and Abel Ferrara's 444: The Last Day On Earth. Dafoe is one of the founding members of The Wooster Group, the New York based experimental theatre collective. He created and performed in all of the group's work from 1977 thru 2005, both in the U.S. and internationally. Since then, he worked with Richard Foreman in Idiot Savant at The Public Theatre (NYC) and most recently Robert Wilson's The Life & Death of Marina Abramovic abroad.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Off Limits Buck McGriff 1988 Action
Spider-Man Green Goblin 1994 - 1998 Action
The Chainsaw Sally Show General George Deckert 2010 Horror
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Roadhouse 66 Johnny Harte 1984
Streets of Fire Raven Shaddock 1984
To Live and Die in L.A. Eric Masters 1985 Action, Crime, Drama
Platoon Sgt. Elias 1986 0, Romance
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987
Mississippi Burning Agent Alan Ward 1988 Game Show, Comedy
Off Limits Buck McGriff 1988 Action, Thriller
The Last Temptation of Christ Jesus 1988 Drama
Triumph of the Spirit Salamo Arouch 1989
Arrive Alive Mickey Crews 1990 Action, Comedy, Mystery
Wild at Heart Bobby Peru 1990 Crime, Romance, Thriller
Flight of the Intruder Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole 1991 0, Game Show, 0, Biography
Light Sleeper John LeTour 1992 Crime, Drama
White Sands 1992 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Body of Evidence Frank Dulaney 1993 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Clear and Present Danger John Clark 1994 Action, Drama, Thriller
Tom & Viv Tom Eliot 1994 Biography, Drama, Romance
The Night and the Moment The Writer 1995 Drama
The English Patient David Caravaggio 1996 0, Biography
Basquiat The Electrician 1996 Drama
Speed 2: Cruise Control John Geiger 1997 0, Game Show, Biography
Victory Axel Heyst 1997 Drama, Romance
The Boondock Saints Paul Smecker 1999 0, Game Show
eXistenZ Gas 1999 Sport, Reality Tv, 0, Game Show
New Rose Hotel X 1999 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
Boondock Saints Paul Smecker 1999 Crime, Thriller
American Psycho Det. Donald Kimball 2000 Game Show, 0, Comedy
Animal Factory Earl Copen 2000 Crime, Drama
Shadow of the Vampire Max Schreck 2001 Drama, Horror
Edges of the Lord Priest 2001 Drama, Crime
Pavilion of Women Father Andre 2001 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Spider Man Norman Osborn/Green Goblin 2002
Spider-Man Norman Osborn/Green Goblin 2002 0
Auto Focus John Carpenter 2002 Crime, Drama
Finding Nemo Gill 2003
Bullfighter Father Ramirez 2003 Action, Fantasy
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Barillo 2003 Action, Thriller
Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin 2004 0
The Clearing Arnold Mack 2004 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Klaus Daimler 2004 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
xXx: State of the Union General George Deckert 2005 0, Game Show, 0
Control Dr. Michael Copeland 2005 Crime, Thriller
XXX: State of the Union / XXX: The Next Level Secretary of Defense George Deckert 2005
Manderlay Grace's Father 2005 Drama
American Dreamz Chief of Staff 2006 0, 0
Paris, Je T'Aime 2006 0, Biography
Inside Man Captain John Darius 2006 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Gedo senki Cob 2006 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Before It Had a Name Leslie 2007 Drama, Romance
Ripley Under Ground Neil Murchinson 2007 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Fireflies in the Garden 2008 Drama
Anamorph Stan Aubray 2008 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Adam Resurrected Commandant Klein 2008 Drama
Daybreakers Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac 2009 0, 0, Reality Tv
Fantastic Mr. Fox Rat 2009 0, Drama, 0
Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou A 2009 Drama
Antichrist He 2009 Drama, Horror
L'affaire Farewell Feeney 2009 Drama, Thriller
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Detective Hank Havenhurst 2010 Drama, Thriller
A Woman Max Oliver 2010 Drama
Go Go Tales Ray Ruby 2011 Comedy, Drama
The Hunter 2011
Overnight 2012 0
Tomorrow You're Gone The Buddha 2012
John Carter Tars Tarkas 2012 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
4:44 Last Day on Earth Cisco 2012 Drama, Fantasy
Odd Thomas Chief Wyatt Porter 2013 Mystery, Thriller
A Most Wanted Man Tommy Brue 2013 Thriller
Out of the Furnace John Petty 2013 Thriller
Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini 2014 Drama
The Reckoning Martin 2014
Bad Country Bud Carter 2014 0, 0, Comedy
Nymphomaniac: Part Two L 2014 Mystery
Saint Laurent Andy Warhol 2014 Biography, Drama
My Hindu Friend Diego Fairman 2015 Drama