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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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spider-Man
Spider-Man Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
(2002)
Finding Nemo
(2003)
Platoon
Platoon Sgt. Elias
(1986)

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 2017 Opus Zero (post-production)
Paul
 2017 Death Note (completed)
Ryuk (voice)
 2017 What Happened to Monday
Terrence Settman
 2017 The Florida Project
Bobby
 2016/I The Great Wall
Ballard
 2016/II Padre
James Verdun
 2016 Sculpt
 2016 Finding Dory
Gill (voice)
 2016/I Dog Eat Dog
Mad Dog
 2015 My Hindu Friend
Diego Fairman
 2014 John Wick
Marcus
 2011/IV The Hunter
Martin
 2011 4:44 Last Day on Earth
Cisco
 2010 Miral
Eddie
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Rat (voice)
 2009 Antichrist
He
 2007 The Walker
Larry Lockner
 2006 Gedo senki
Cob (English version, voice)
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
Neil Murchinson
 2003 Finding Nemo
Gill (voice)
 2002/II The Reckoning
Martin
 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
 1984 Shackin' Up
Boyfriend
 1980 Heaven's Gate
Willy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (voice-over): Buick Century. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 13 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't think people want to see me as a regular guy, besides, I'm a regular guy in real life. I guess I just want to be reckless in my work. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar:Platoon (1986), Mississippi Burning (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The English Patient (1996), The Aviator (2004) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Of those, Platoon (1986) and The English Patient (1996) are winners in the category. See more »

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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