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Willem Dafoe is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 22 july 1955 at Appleton (USA)

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe
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Birth name William J. Dafoe
Nationality USA
Birth 22 july 1955 (63 years) at Appleton (USA)
Awards Saturn Award

William J. "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor and model.

He is a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group and he has appeared in films such as Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire, The Last Temptation of Christ, and in the 2000s' Spider-Man trilogy. Dafoe has had voice roles in Fantastic Mr. Fox and Finding Nemo, as well as two episodes of The Simpsons. He also provided the voice and motion capture for Nathan Dawkins in the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls.

He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Platoon in 1986 and Shadow of the Vampire in 2000.

Biography

Dafoe met director Elizabeth LeCompte at The Performance Group, and the two began a professional and personal relationship there and at its successor company, the Wooster Group. Their son, Jack, was born in 1982.

Dafoe married Italian actress, director, and screenwriter Giada Colagrande on March 25, 2005, a year after the two had met in Rome at the premiere of one of her films. Dafoe said in 2010, "We were having lunch and I said: 'Do you want to get married tomorrow?'" They did so the following afternoon at a small ceremony with two friends as witnesses. The two worked together on the film Before It Had a Name. The couple divide their time between Rome, New York City, and Los Angeles. He now holds both Italian and American citizenship.

Dafoe said in 2008 that he is no longer a vegetarian. His brother, Donald Dafoe, is a transplant surgeon and researcher.

Best films

Finding Nemo (2003)
(Actor)
Spider-Man (2002)
(Actor)
The Great Wall (2016)
(Actor)
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
(Actor)
The English Patient (1996)
(Actor)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
(Actor)

Usually with

Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
(7 films)
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(3 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Willem Dafoe (101 films)

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Actor

Aquaman
Aquaman (2018)

Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman
Roles Nuidis Vulko
Rating66% 3.3346053.3346053.3346053.3346053.334605
Personnage légendaire depuis 70 ans, Aquaman est le Roi des Sept Mers, régnant à contrecœur sur Atlantis. Pris en étau entre les Terriens qui détruisent constamment la mer et les habitants d'Atlantis prêts à se révolter, Aquaman doit protéger la planète tout entière…
What Happened to Monday?
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Disaster films
Actors Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close, Noomi Rapace, Robert Wagner, Marwan Kenzari, Pål Sverre Hagen
Roles Terrence Settman
Rating69% 3.455443.455443.455443.455443.45544
Set in a not so distant future burdened by overpopulation, with a global one child per family policy, seven identical sisters (portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a cat-and-mouse existence pretending to be a single person to elude the Child Allocation Bureau.
Death Note
Death Note (2017)
, 1h41
Directed by Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Keith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Michael Shamus Wiles
Roles Ryuk (voice)
Rating45% 2.293732.293732.293732.293732.29373
Light Turner est un étudiant surdoué en droit de Seattle aux États-Unis. Son père, James Turner, est policier. Il finit par tomber sur un mystérieux livre qui lui confère la possibilité de tuer n'importe qui, de la manière qu'il souhaite, avec seulement pour info acquis, le nom et prénom de la personne ainsi que son visage. C'est avec l'aide de Mia, sa petite amie, que Light commence sa vendetta et tuent, au début, des petites crapules et des criminels. Il finit par se faire appeler Kira. Et pour faire face à notre justicier, un homme qui résout les affaires les plus complexes et qui voit Kira comme un meurtrier. Cet homme se fait appeler L.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Gerhard Hardman / Cyrus Hardman
Rating65% 3.252673.252673.252673.252673.25267
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
The Florida Project, 1h55
Directed by Sean S. Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Willem Dafoe, Caleb Landry Jones, Jim Coleman
Roles Bobby Hicks
Rating75% 3.79843.79843.79843.79843.7984
Moonee, âgée de 6 ans, a un sacré caractère. Dans le Magic Castle Motel de Kissimmee en Floride, non loin du parc Walt Disney World Resort, elle fait les 400 coups avec d'autres gamins insolents. Cela n’inquiète pas plus que ça sa très jeune mère, Halley, plus concentrée sur ses plans - plus ou moins honnêtes - pour assurer ses fins de mois.
A Family Man, 1h48
Directed by Mark Williams
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gerard Butler, Gretchen Mol, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher
Roles Ed Blackridge
Rating65% 3.2533853.2533853.2533853.2533853.253385
Dane Jensen est un chasseur de têtes arriviste et ambitieux. Il néglige sa famille pour tenter d'obtenir le poste de manager d'une grande firme de recrutement. Son rêve se fragilise lorsque que son fils de 10 ans est atteint d'un cancer et cela va changer bien des choses...
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Nuidus Vulko (cut)
Rating65% 3.296823.296823.296823.296823.29682
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
What Happened to Monday, 2h4
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Dystopian films
Actors Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Pål Sverre Hagen, Pål Sverre Hagen
Roles Terrence Settman
Rating69% 3.4554253.4554253.4554253.4554253.455425
Face à la surpopulation de la Terre, les autorités ont décidé d’instaurer la politique de l'enfant unique. Cette mesure est appliquée sévèrement par le Bureau d’Allocation des Naissances (Child Allocation Bureau), dirigé par Nicolette Cayman. Quelques années plus tard, Karen, la fille de Terrence Settman, donne naissance à des septuplées. Alors que la mère ne survit pas à l'accouchement, Terrence décide de garder secrète l’existence de ses sept petites-filles malgré la loi. Toutes prénommées d’un jour de la semaine, elles devront rester confinées dans leur appartement. Elles partagent alors une identité unique lorsqu'elles sortent à l’extérieur : celle de leur mère Karen Settman. Cet incroyable secret demeure préservé pendant des années.
Dog Eat Dog, 1h39
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Omar Dorsey, Louisa Krause, Paul Schrader, Nicky Whelan
Roles Mad Dog
Rating46% 2.306772.306772.306772.306772.30677
Trois ex-détenus fauchés se voient offrir un job par un chef mafieu mexicain. Bien qu'ils sachent qu’ils devraient mieux décliner la proposition, ils cèdent à l’appât du gain. Ils doivent kidnapper l’enfant de l'homme voulant mettre le chef de la mafia sur la touche. Mais cela tourne mal lorsque qu'ils tuent quelqu'un. Ils deviennent alors les fugitifs les plus recherchés. Ils sont par ailleurs déterminés à ne jamais retourner en prison...
Finding Dory, 1h37
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cephalopods, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Alexander Gould, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell
Roles Gill (voice)
Rating72% 3.6449653.6449653.6449653.6449653.644965
Taking place six months after the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about "the jewel of Monterey, California", accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
The Great Wall, 1h43
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Henry Cavill, Jing Tian
Roles Ballard
Rating59% 2.9977752.9977752.9977752.9977752.997775
Set in Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.
A Most Wanted Man, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss
Roles Tommy Brue
Rating67% 3.398353.398353.398353.398353.39835
Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a political refugee from Chechnya who has been tortured by Russian security forces, enters Hamburg, Germany, illegally.
The Grand Budapest Hotel, 1h39
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Musical films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan
Roles J.G. Jopling
Rating80% 4.04944.04944.04944.04944.0494
In the present, a teenage girl approaches a monument to a writer in a cemetery. In her arms is a memoir penned by a character known only as "The Author". She starts reading a chapter from the book. The Author begins narrating the tale from his desk in 1985 about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968.
The Fault in Our Stars, 2h5
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about cancer, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff
Roles Peter van Houten
Rating76% 3.848933.848933.848933.848933.84893
Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is an intelligent and witty teenager living in Indianapolis, who has terminal thyroid cancer that has since spread to her lungs. Believing she is depressed, Hazel's mother Frannie (Laura Dern) urges her to attend a weekly cancer patient support group to help her make friends who are going through the same thing.