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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe
Photo: Georges Biard / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Birth Date

July 22, 1955


65 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

Net Worth

$40 Million


78 kg | 172 pounds


42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

Not available


38 in | 96.5 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, on July 22, 1955, is an American actor.

Young Willem Dafoe began his professional acting career on stage, with experimental theater company "Theatre X" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He is one of the founding members of experimental theatre collective "The Wooster Group" in New York.

He made his big screen debut in Western movie Heaven's Gate (1980) in uncredited role as Willy, directed by Michael Cimino.

He landed his first major role as Vance in outlaw biker drama film The Loveless (1982).

He got his television debut in HBO mystery horror anthology series The Hitchhiker (1986) in episode "Ghostwriter", in role as Jeffrey Hunt.

Willem's breakthrough performance came as Sergeant Elias in anti-war film Platoon (1986), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

New Movies

The Card Counter (2021) drama thriller with Oscar Isaac and Tye Sheridan

The French Dispatch (2021) comedy drama, directed by Wes Anderson

Tropico (2020) thriller in role as Raymond, opposite Pedro Pascal and Morena Baccarin

The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) political thriller in role as Dick McMahon, opposite Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck

Siberia (2020) drama in role as Clint, with Dounia Sichov and Simon McBurney

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:

Shadow of the Vampire (2000) horror in role as Max Schreck

The Florida Project (2017) drama in role as Bobby Hicks

He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Vincent van Gogh in biographical drama film At Eternity's Gate (2019).

He played Norman Osborn / Green Goblin in superhero film Spider-Man (2002) opposite Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

He portrayed Nuidis Vulko in superhero film Aquaman (2018) opposite Jason Momoa and Amber Heard.

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) epic drama directed by Martin Scorsese

John Wick (2014) neo-noir action thriller opposite Keanu Reeves

The Boondock Saints (1999) action thriller with Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery

Mississippi Burning (1988) crime thriller opposite Gene Hackman and Frances McDormand

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) action thriller with John Turturro

Inside Man (2006) heist thriller opposite Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) comedy drama with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Cate Blanchett

Clear and Present Danger (1994) spy thriller opposite Harrison Ford and Anne Archer

eXistenZ (1999) science fiction horror with Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Antichrist (2009) horror directed by Lars von Trier

Streets of Fire (1984) crime thriller opposite Diane Lane and Michael Paré

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) romantic tragedy with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

The English Patient (1996) romantic war drama opposite Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott Thomas

Daybreakers (2009) science fiction action with Ethan Hawke and Sam Neill

Out of the Furnace (2013) drama with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) mystery thriller opposite Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh and Daisy Ridley

White Sands (1992) thriller action with Mickey Rourke and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

A Most Wanted Man (2014) thriller opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams

The Lighthouse (2019) psychological horror in role as Thomas Wake, opposite Robert Pattinson

Tommaso (2019) Italian drama in role as Tommaso

Motherless Brooklyn (2019) neo-noir crime in role as Paul Randolph, with Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alec Baldwin

Togo (2019) drama in role as Leonhard Seppala

He voiced Yves in animated adventure movie Swift (2019).

TV Shows

He voiced The Commandant / Mr. Lassen in animated sitcom The Simpsons in 1997 and 2014.

He voiced Hunter in animated television film Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure (2000).


Attended Einstein Junior High School and Appleton East High School in Appleton, Wiscons.

Studied drama at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

He in one of eight children.

Has English, French, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

He voiced Gill in animated adventure films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016).

He is a vegetarian.

He voiced Tars Tarkas in science fiction action film John Carter (2012).

Practicing ashtanga yoga regularly.

He was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear lifetime achievement Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2018.

Lives in Rome, New York City and Los Angeles.


He was in a relationship with Elizabeth LeCompte (1977-2004), they have one son, Jack.

He married Italian actres Giada Colagrande in 2005.

He dated Wendy Witt (1970-1972).

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