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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

William J. Dafoe

Birth Date :

July 22, 1955

Birth Place :

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Spouse :

Giada Colagrande (actress, director, since 25-Mar-05)

Claim to fame :

As Sgt. Elias Grodin in "Platoon" (1986)

Biography


Known for taking on different roles in a series of feature films, Willem Dafoe was best recognized for starring in the 1986 war movie "Platoon" as Sergeant Elias. He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor as well as Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead. He also nabbed Best Actor Oscar nomination for appearing in the 2000 film "Shadow of the Vampire" as Max Schreck.

Dafoe, moreover, was also known for portraying the role of Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in "Spider-Man" (2002) and reprising the role in its sequels "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3". Since making his film debut in "Heaven's Gate" (1980), he had starred in dozens of films which among others included the controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), "Cry-Baby" (1990), "The English Patient" (1996), "Affliction" (1997), "American Psycho" (2000), "The Aviator" (2004), "Mr. Bean's Holiday" (2007), "The Fault in Our Stars" (2014), and "Pasolini" (2015). "Journey on Rio" (2002), "Finding Nemo" (2003), "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009), and "Finding Dory" (2016) were among the big screen projects that he lent his voice to.

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Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe Officially Cast in 'The Great Wall'

March 12, 2015 01:34:48 GMT

It's official; , , and have been cast for the upcoming action flick "". They join previously announced cast which among others include notable Chinese actors , Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Luhan, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xue Dong, Huang Xuan, and Wang Junkai. Newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong are on board for supporting roles.
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Trailer: Willem Dafoe as Italian Famed Director Pasolini

September 02, 2014 07:56:28 GMT

"" debuts its first trailer ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film reconstructs the last day in the life of an Italian famous filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini who was murdered in 1975. plays the titular character
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Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe Join 67th Cannes Film Fest Jury Panel

April 29, 2014 00:06:48 GMT

The 67th Cannes Film Festival will see a range of cinema experts from around the world on the jury panel. American filmmaker Sofia Coppola joins British actor , South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actor Carole Bouquet among others to anchor the main competition at the annual event.
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Willem Dafoe Confirms He Will Return for 'Finding Dory'

October 07, 2013 04:07:12 GMT

confirms he will be back for Pixar's "". The "" actor voiced Gill the moorish idol in 2003's "", and is expected to lend his voice again to the lovable scarred fish in the upcoming spin-off.
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Willem Dafoe Disses 'Amazing Spider-Man' Reboot, Calls It 'Cynical'

October 05, 2013 06:13:43 GMT

was not impressed by Marc Webb's "". The actor who plays Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's "" trilogy criticized the reboot project in a new interview with Total Film.
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SAG Board of Directors Agree to Seal AFTRA Merger Plan

January 28, 2012 05:52:27 GMT

Two leading acting unions in Hollywood, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, are one step closer to be unified in a merger agreement. On Friday, January 27, the SAG Board of Directors have voted overwhelmingly to approve the acquisition proposal with the sister union AFTRA.
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Willem Dafoe Sets Up Deadly Hunt for Extinct Tiger in 'The Hunter' Full Trailer

January 28, 2012 05:15:47 GMT

The full-length trailer for 's survival thriller "" has been debuted. Being filled with intense scenes, it highlights Dafoe's lead character Martin who is hired to hunt down Tasmanian Tiger, which is "the rarest, most delusive creature on the planet." Not only does it present a look at Martin's life-threatening adventure, but also the sneak peek showcases an astounding landscape of Australian untamed wilderness.
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