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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 French, German, 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1997-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Lassen / The Commandant
- Blazed and Confused (2014) ... Mr. Lassen (voice)
- The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (1997) ... The Commandant (voice)
 2014 John Wick
Marcus
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
L (uncredited)
 2013 Beyond: Two Souls (Video Game)
Nathan Dawkins (voice)
 2013 Love's Routine (Video short)
Barry
 2013 The Smile Man (Short)
Willem
 2013 Saving Norman (Video short)
Lionel Pembrooke
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone
The Buddha
 2011/IV The Hunter
Martin
 2011 4:44 Last Day on Earth
Cisco
 2010 Miral
Eddie
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Rat (voice)
 2009 Farewell
Feeney
 2009 Antichrist
He
 2008 The Dust of Time
A
 2008 Fireflies in the Garden
Charles Taylor
 2007 The Walker
Larry Lockner
 2007/I The Procedure (Short)
Christopher
 2006 Tales from Earthsea
Cob (English version, voice)
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
Neil Murchinson
 2003 Camel Cricket City (Short)
Camel Cricket (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Gill (voice)
 2002/II The Reckoning
Martin
 2002 Spider-Man (Video Game)
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn (voice)
 2000 Globehunters
Hunter (voice)
 1999 eXistenZ
Gas
 1998 New Rose Hotel
X
 1992 White Sands
Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
 1990 Arrive Alive
Mickey Crews
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Charlie - Villa Dulce
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Elephant Grass (voice)
 1986 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Jeffrey Hunt
- Ghostwriter (1986) ... Jeffrey Hunt
 1984 New York Nights
Boyfriend
 1980 Heaven's Gate
Willy (uncredited)
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TV commercial (voice-over): Jaguar cars. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 13 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Casting people feel that they have to get someone who looks a certain way, and I think that the jury is still out whether people find me attractive or not. See more »

Trivia:

John Malkovich, Nicolas Cage, and Dafoe were all approached to play the Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002). Dafoe and Malkovich starred in Shadow of the Vampire (2000) together, while Cage produced the film. Dafoe ended up getting the Spider-Man role. See more »

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Characters that often meet a grim fate See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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