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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Muriel Isabel (Sprissler), a nurse, and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon. He is of German, French, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. In 1979, Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980) from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn ...

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Jul 22, 1955 In Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Location Production Footage: The Last Temptation of Christ
Latest Project:
Movie Aquaman 2018-12-21

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 34 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Grand Budapest Hotel
Poster of Finding Nemo
Poster of Spider-Man
Poster of Platoon
Movie The Sleeping Shepherd Dirk 2019
Movie The Making of 'Speed 2: Cruise Control' Himself 2019
Movie The Road to Manderlay Himself 2019
Movie North on Evers Himself 2019
Movie Platoon 30 Himself 2019
Movie At Eternity's Gate Vincent Van Gogh 2019
Movie Gauguin: Maker of Myth Narrator 2018
Movie Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World None 2018
Movie The Procedure Christopher 2018-01-20
Movie Mr. Babenco None 2018-05-01
Movie What Is Yoga? Narrator 2018
Movie The Benaki Museum Antonis Benakis 2018
Movie Location Production Footage: The Last Temptation of Christ Himself 2018
Movie The New Bike Unknown 2018-01-14
Movie MindFlux Himself 2018-01-11
Movie Aquaman Nuidis Vulko 2018-12-21
Movie Bienvenue à Cannes Himself 2018-01-13
Series Le journal du Festival Unknown 2017
Movie Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait Himself 2017-05-05
Movie Opus Zero Paul 2017-11-10
Movie Fukushima: A Nuclear Story None 2017-11-04
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Gerhard Hardman 2017-11-10
Movie The Florida Project Bobby 2017-11-10
Movie Before It Had a Name Leslie 2017-12-26
Movie Mountain Narrator 2017-09-21
Movie Death Note Ryuk 2017-08-25
Movie Piigs Narrator 2017-04-27
Movie Do Donkeys Act? Himself / Narrator 2017-05-04
Movie A Family Man Ed Blackridge 2017-07-28
Movie What Happened to Monday Terrence Settman 2017-08-18
Movie The Great Wall Ballard 2017-02-17
Movie Padre James Verdun 2016-10-01
Movie Finding Dory Unknown 2016-06-17
Movie Sculpt None 2016-08-16
Movie Dog Eat Dog Mad Dog 2016-11-11
Movie Nelson Algren Live Role1 / Frankie Machine / Role2 / Blackie Cavanaugh 2016-06-04
Movie My Hindu Friend Diego Fairman 2016-03-03
Series HARDtalk Unknown 2016
Movie Mind the Gap None 2016-02-17
Series A Place Among the Undead Unknown 2016
Series Rencontres de cinéma Unknown 2015
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Series Quick Reviews with Maverick Unknown 2015-01-27
Movie The Making of 'A Most Wanted Man' Himself 2015-02-27
Movie Time Out of Mind Unknown 2015-09-18
Movie John Wick Marcus 2014-10-24
Movie SPYMASTER: John le Carré in Hamburg None 2014-11-04
Movie Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini 2014-09-25
Movie A Most Wanted Man Unknown 2014-08-01
Movie Nymphomaniac: Vol. II L 2014-03-20
Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel Jopling 2014-03-28
Movie Bad Country Bud Carter 2014-04-29
Movie Odd Thomas Chief Wyatt Porter 2014-02-28
Movie The Fault in Our Stars Van Houten 2014-06-06
Series Altas Horas Unknown 2013
Movie Saving Norman Lionel Pembrooke 2013-05-25
Series Celebrity Page Unknown 2013-09-09
Series Só Visto! Unknown 2013-07-07
Movie Love's Routine Barry 2013-06-19
Movie Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic None 2013-03-01
Movie Beyond: Two Souls Nathan Dawkins 2013-10-08
Movie The Smile Man Willem 2013-06-15
Movie Rumble on the Lot: Walter Hill's Streets of Fire Revisited Unknown 2013-11-08
Movie Out of the Furnace John Petty 2013-12-06
Movie SXSW Flashback 2012 Himself 2012-10-23
Movie In Conversation with Willem Dafoe Himself 2012-10-20
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Movie John Carter: 100 Years in the Making Himself 2012-06-05
Movie Tomorrow You're Gone The Buddha 2012-11-01
Movie John Carter Tars Tarkas 2012-03-09
Movie Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Unknown 2012-11-10
Movie Samsung AACTA Awards Unknown 2012-01-31
Series Welcome to the Basement Unknown 2012-01-13
Movie 360 Degrees of 'John Carter' Himself 2012-06-05
Movie The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2012-02-25
Movie 4:44 Last Day on Earth Cisco 2012-12-19
Series Cinéma, de notre temps Unknown 2011
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2011
Movie Go Go Tales Ray Ruby 2011-01-07
Series The Big Picture Unknown 2011-02-01
Series Pastor Mike Online Unknown 2011-05-17
Movie The Hunter Martin 2011-10-06
Series Días de cine Unknown 2011
Movie A Woman Max Oliver 2010-09-04
Movie Problema Himself 2010-10-16
Movie Miral Eddie 2010-09-03
Movie My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Detective Havenhurst 2010-07-08
Series Janela Indiscreta Unknown 2010-03-03
Movie Daybreakers Unknown 2010-01-08
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Unknown 2010-05-04
Movie Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes Unknown 2010-05-17
Series Miradas 2 Unknown 2010
Series Mi reino por un caballo Unknown 2010-05-29
Series Special Collector's Edition Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie The Three Beggars: The Animals of Antichrist Himself / He 2009-11-17
Series Hello! Hollywood Unknown 2009-09-05
Movie Antichrist He 2009-05-20
Movie Farewell Feeney 2009-09-23
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Gavner Purl 2009-10-23
Movie Fantastic Mr. Fox Rat 2009-11-25
Movie Antichrist: Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Filmfestival 2009 Himself 2009-11-17
Movie The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Unknown 2009-12-11
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie The Dust of Time A 2009-02-12
Movie Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián Unknown 2008-09-18
Movie Anamorph Stan Aubray 2008-08-05
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2008
Movie Fireflies in the Garden Charles 2008-07-17
Movie Mr. Bean's Holiday: Beans in Cannes Himself 2008-07-09
Movie Adam Resurrected Commandant Klein 2008-12-12
Movie Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin Himself 2008-02-10
Movie Mr. Bean's Holiday: The Human Bean Himself 2008-07-09
Series Le grand journal de Canal+ Unknown 2008
Movie Ripley Under Ground Neil Murchinson 2007-10-31
Movie To Each His Own Cinema Unknown 2007-10-31
Movie Mr. Bean's Holiday Carson Clay 2007-08-24
Movie The Walker Larry Lockner 2007-08-10
Movie Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood Unknown 2007-02-06
Series The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Movie Paris, je t'aime Le cowboy 2007-06-15
Movie Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires Unknown 2007-05-19
Movie Spider-Man 3 Unknown 2007-05-04
Movie Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia Unknown 2007
Series Nostalgia Critic Unknown 2007-07-01
Series Corazón de... Unknown 2007
Movie American Dreamz Chief of Staff 2006-04-21
Movie Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon Himself 2006-09-29
Movie The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury Unknown 2006-04-15
Movie The Ultimate Heist: Making 'Inside Man' Himself 2006-03-25
Movie 2006 Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2006-03-04
Movie Tales from Earthsea Cob 2006-07-29
Movie Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow Himself 2006-09-24
Series El hormiguero Unknown 2006-09-24
Movie Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell Himself 2006-09-10
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Inside Man Captain John Darius 2006-03-24
Series El Magacine Unknown 2005
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Unknown 2005-05-06
Movie Ceremonia de clausura Himself 2005-09-24
Movie Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe Himself - Honoree 2005-09-18
Movie San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero Himself 2005-09-30
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie The Cannes Experience: Manderlay 2005 Himself / Grace's Father 2005-12-15
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Ceremonia de apertura None 2005-09-15
Series Cinema mil Unknown 2005-07-16
Movie Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal Himself 2005-05-10
Movie xXx: State of the Union General George Deckert 2005-04-29
Movie This Is an Adventure Himself 2005-05-10
Movie Starz on the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Unknown 2005
Movie Overnight Himself 2005-07-08
Movie Manderlay Grace's Father 2005-06-03
Movie Control Dr. Michael Copeland 2005-03-31
Series Anatomy of a Scene Unknown 2004
Movie The Reckoning Martin 2004-06-04
Movie Specific Spontaneity: Focus on Lynch Himself 2004-12-07
Movie The Misbehavers Himself 2004-12-04
Movie Love, Death, Elvis & Oz: The Making of 'Wild at Heart' Himself 2004-12-07
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie The Anti-Hero's Journey Himself / Barrillo 2004-01-20
Movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Klaus Daimler 2004-12-25
Movie Rockets Redglare! Himself 2004-09-03
Movie The Aviator Unknown 2004-12-25
Series NY Graham Norton Unknown 2004-01-30
Movie The Clearing Arnold Mack 2004-07-16
Movie Behind the Scenes of 'Spider-Man' Himself 2004-06-01
Movie James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Nikolai Diavolo 2004-02-18
Movie Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin / Norman Osborn 2004-06-30
Movie Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Narrator 2004-06-13
Movie Hollywood High Himself 2003-03-31
Movie Ashtanga, NY Himself 2003-04-07
Movie Finding Nemo Gill 2003-11-11
Movie The 45th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2003-02-23
Movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico Barillo 2003-09-12
Movie Bullfighter Father Ramirez 2003-04-22
Movie Finding Nemo Gill 2003-05-30
Series Cartaz Cultural Unknown 2003
Series Shootout Unknown 2003-10-12
Movie Camel Cricket City Camel Cricket 2003-11-01
Movie Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' Himself 2003-12-02
Series Reel Comedy Unknown 2002
Series Page to Screen Himself 2002-10-01
Series Festival Pass with Chris Gore Unknown 2002
Movie Behind the Ultimate Spin Unknown 2002
Movie Spider-Man: An MTV Movie Special Himself 2002-06-01
Movie The Spider-Man Story Himself 2002-06-08
Movie Spidermania Himself 2002-04-30
Movie Spider-Man Green Goblin / Norman Osborn 2002-05-03
Movie Auto Focus John Carpenter 2002-11-01
Movie Spider-Man Green Goblin / Norman Osborn 2002-04-16
Movie Clear and Present Danger: Behind the Danger Himself 2002-02-01
Series + de cinéma Unknown 2001
Movie The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2001-01-21
Movie The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Himself 2001-03-24
Movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration Himself 2001-11-13
Movie Pavilion of Women Father Andre 2001-11-16
Movie Edges of the Lord Priest 2001-10-12
Movie The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2001-03-25
Movie 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2001-03-11
Movie Shadow of the Vampire Max Schreck 2001-01-26
Movie A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Himself / Sgt. Elias 2001
Series Continuarà... Unknown 2001
Movie Animal Factory Earl Copen 2000-08-01
Movie Film-Fest DVD: Issue 5 - Cannes 2000 & SXSW Himself 2000-10-03
Movie American Psycho Donald Kimball 2000-04-14
Movie The Making of 'American Psycho' Unknown 2000
Movie Globehunters Hunter 2000
Movie Affliction Unknown 1999-02-19
Movie The Boondock Saints Paul Smecker 1999-11-19
Movie New Rose Hotel X 1999-03-19
Movie eXistenZ Gas 1999-04-23
Series The Directors Himself 1999-01-12
Series Na plovárne Unknown 1999-01-07
Movie Lulu on the Bridge Unknown 1998-08-14
Movie Foolish Heart Unknown 1998-11-13
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1998
Movie Victory Axel Heyst 1997-07-31
Movie Speed 2: Cruise Control John Geiger 1997-06-13
Movie Basquiat The Electrician 1996-08-09
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda Unknown 1996-12-31
Movie The English Patient David Caravaggio 1996-12-06
Series Caiga quien caiga Unknown 1996-05-10
Movie The Night and the Moment The Writer 1995-06-09
Movie 39 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Actor 1995-05-24
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Movie Tom & Viv Tom Eliot 1994-12-02
Movie Clear and Present Danger John Clark 1994-08-03
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Faraway, So Close! Emit Flesti 1993-12-21
Movie Body of Evidence Frank Dulaney 1993-01-15
Movie Light Sleeper John LeTour 1992-03-13
Series De tú a tú Unknown 1992
Movie White Sands Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal 1992-04-24
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Fishing with John Unknown 1991-11-07
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Movie Flight of the Intruder Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole 1991-01-18
Movie The 6th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Himself - Nominee 1991-03-23
Movie Arrive Alive Mickey Crews 1990-11-25
Movie The Making of 'Triumph of the Spirit' Himself 1990-04-01
Movie Cry-Baby Unknown 1990-04-06
Movie Wild at Heart Bobby Peru 1990-08-17
Movie Born on the Fourth of July Unknown 1990-01-05
Movie Triumph of the Spirit Salamo Arouch 1989-12-23
Movie Mississippi Burning Agent Alan Ward 1989-01-27
Movie The 61st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1989-03-29
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie The Last Temptation of Christ Jesus 1988-09-09
Movie Off Limits Buck McGriff 1988-03-11
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Elephant Grass 1988-09-01
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Movie Platoon Sgt. Elias 1987-02-06
Movie The 59th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1987-03-30
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 1987-11-30
Movie Roadhouse 66 Johnny Harte 1985-06-21
Movie The Communists Are Comfortable Himself 1985-09-12
Movie To Live and Die in L.A. Eric Masters 1985-11-01
Movie Streets of Fire Raven Shaddock 1984-06-01
Movie Music Videos and Inside 'Streets of Fire' Himself 1984-06-01
Movie The Loveless Vance 1984-05-25
Movie Shackin' Up Unknown 1984-03-01
Movie The Hunger Unknown 1983-04-29
Series Vídeo Show Unknown 1983-03-20
Series Deadly Nightmares Unknown 1983-11-23
Movie Heaven's Gate Unknown 1980-11-19
Series Working in the Theatre Unknown 1979-09-02
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Festival international de Cannes Unknown 1970
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14