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Willem Dafoe


Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large and small, Hollywood films as well as Independent ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2018 Aquaman (post-production)
Nuidis Vulko
  At Eternity's Gate (filming)
Vincent Van Gogh
 2017 Opus Zero
Paul
 2017 Murder on the Orient Express
Gerhard Hardman
 2017 Death Note
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 A Family Man
Ed Blackridge
 2016 Sculpt
 2016 Finding Dory
Gill (voice)
 2016/I Dog Eat Dog
Mad Dog
 2016 Mind the Gap (Short)
 2015 Meu Amigo Hindu
Diego Fairman
 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
 2014 Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
 2014 The Fault in Our Stars
Van Houten
 2014 Bad Country
Bud Carter
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jopling
 2014 A Most Wanted Man
Tommy Brue
 2013 The Benaki Museum (Short)
Antonis Benakis (voice)
 2013 Out of the Furnace
John Petty
 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
 2013 Odd Thomas
Chief Wyatt Porter
 2012 Tomorrow You're Gone
The Buddha
 2012 John Carter
Tars Tarkas
 2011/IV The Hunter
Martin
 2011 4:44 Last Day on Earth
Cisco
 2010 A Woman
Max Oliver
 2010 Miral
Eddie
 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Paul Smecker (uncredited)
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Rat (voice)
 2009 Daybreakers
Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Detective Havenhurst
 2009 L'affaire Farewell
Feeney
 2009 Antichrist
He
 2008 Adam Resurrected
Commandant Klein
 2008 Fireflies in the Garden
Charles
 2007 Anamorph
Stan Aubray
 2007 Go Go Tales
Ray Ruby
 2007 Spider-Man 3
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
Carson Clay
 2007 The Walker
Larry Lockner
 2007/I The Procedure (Short)
Christopher
 2006 Gedo senki
Cob (English version, voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Le cowboy (segment "Place des Victoires")
 2006 Inside Man
Captain John Darius
 2006 American Dreamz
Chief of Staff
 2005 Ripley Under Ground
Neil Murchinson
 2005 Before It Had a Name
Leslie
 2005 Manderlay
Grace's Father
 2005 xXx: State of the Union
General George Deckert
 2004 The Aviator
Roland Sweet
 2004 Control
Dr. Michael Copeland
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Klaus Daimler
 2004 Spider-Man 2
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
 2004 The Clearing
Arnold Mack
 2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Video Game)
Nikolai Diavolo (voice)
 2003 Camel Cricket City (Short)
Camel Cricket (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Gill (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Gill (voice)
 2002/II The Reckoning
Martin
 2002 Auto Focus
John Carpenter
 2002 Spider-Man
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
 2002 Spider-Man (Video Game)
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn (voice)
 2001 Edges of the Lord
Priest
 2001 Pavilion of Women
Father Andre
 2000 Globehunters
Hunter (voice)
 2000 Bullfighter
Father Ramirez
 2000 Shadow of the Vampire
Max Schreck
 2000 Animal Factory
Earl Copen
 2000 American Psycho
Donald Kimball
 1999 The Boondock Saints
Paul Smecker
 1999 eXistenZ
Gas
 1998 New Rose Hotel
X
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Dr. Van Horn
 1997 Affliction
Rolfe Whitehouse
 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control
John Geiger
 1996 Victory
Axel Heyst
 1996 The English Patient
David Caravaggio
 1996 Basquiat
The Electrician
 1994 The Night and the Moment
The Writer
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
John Clark
 1994 Tom & Viv
Tom Eliot
 1993 Faraway, So Close!
Emit Flesti
 1993 Body of Evidence
Frank Dulaney
 1992 White Sands
Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
 1992 Light Sleeper
John LeTour
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole
 1990 Wild at Heart
Bobby Peru
 1990 Cry-Baby
Hateful Guard
 1990 Arrive Alive
Mickey Crews
 1989 Triumph of the Spirit
Salamo Arouch
 1988 Mississippi Burning
Agent Alan Ward
 1988 Off Limits
Buck McGriff
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Elephant Grass (voice)
 1986 Platoon
Sgt. Elias
 1986 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Jeffrey Hunt
- Ghostwriter (1986) ... Jeffrey Hunt
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Eric Masters
 1984 Streets of Fire
Raven Shaddock
 1984 Roadhouse 66
Johnny Harte
 1984 Shackin' Up
Boyfriend
 1983 The Hunger
2nd Phone Booth Youth
 1981 The Loveless
Vance
 1981 White Lies (Short)
 1980 Heaven's Gate
Willy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(2012-13) TV commercials (voice-over): Fage Greek yogurt. 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:

When you look back at your experiences, it's true that sometimes the most horrendous experiences can translate into being your best work. See more »

Trivia:

Attended Appleton East High School in Appleton, Wisconsin. See more »

Trademark:

Deeply lined face that can be contorted to frightening effect See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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