Willem Dafoe

Profession: Actor
Willem Dafoe
Real name: William James Dafoe
Birthdate: July 22, 1955
Age: 64 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Cancer
Stature: 1,75 m


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Willem Dafoe Nominations & Awards

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Independent Spirit

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Venice Film Festival

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William James Dafoe is an American Actor. He has won two Independent Spirit Awards and an Venice International Film Festival. He's known for The English Patient (1996), John Carter (2012) and Platoon (1986).

All Movies of Willem Dafoe

  • The French Dispatch
    A love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris and centers on three storylines
    United States  2021
  • The Last Thing He Wanted
    A veteran D.C. journalist (Anne Hathaway) loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father (Willem Dafoe) thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break.
    Character: Dick McMahon
    United States  2020
  • Siberia
    A man flees from one world to another that is strange and cold. Furs and fires keep him warm; a cave serves as his shelter. He is a broken man who wants to be alone. But even isolation does not bring him inner peace. Once again, h...
    Italy  2020
  • Tommaso
    The story of an American artist living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Deedee.
    Italy  2019
  • Togo
    The story of the sled dog, Togo, who led the 1925 serum run, but was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.
    United States  2019
  • Motherless Brooklyn
    Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.
    Character: Paul
    United States  2019
  • The Lighthouse
    The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
    United States  2019
  • Aquaman
    Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
    Character: Vulko
    United States  2018
  • At Eternity's Gate
    The story focuses on the time in Vincent Van Gogh’s life that he spent in Arles.
    United States  2018
  • Murder on the Orient Express
    Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.
    Character: Gerhard Hardman
    United States  2017
  • The Florida Project
    Revolves around a 6-year-old girl and her friends whose summer break is filled with adventure while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times. Premiere: Cannes Film Festival 2017.
    Character: Bobby
    United States  2017
  • Death Note
    Light, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-v...
    Character: Ryuk (voice)
    United States  2017
  • What Happened to Monday?
    In a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of identical septuplets must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their
    United Kingdom  2017
  • The Great Wall
    Set in 15th century China, the film revolves around soldiers in search of gunpowder who happen upon the construction of the massive wall, and learn that its hurried construction isn’t just to keep out the Mongols, but mystical c
    Character: Ballard
    China  2017
  • Dog Eat Dog
    Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life. The Californ...
    United States  2016
  • Sculpt
    Sculpt is scarcely a social science fiction movie. It depicts an international market organized around new shapes and experiences, all the more sought-after as they are almost unattainable. Thought recording and fascination for th...
    France  2016
  • Father
    Mourning the death of her father, Giulia is contacted by him from the other dimension.
    Italy  2016
  • A Family Man
    A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his f
    Character: Ed Blackridge
    United States  2016
  • My Hindu Friend
    Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live.
    Brazil  2015
  • Fukushima: A Nuclear Story
    What is it that saved Tokyo from a nuclear disaster? A pool of foreign journalists, including reporter Pio d'Emilia (Sky), is allowed to enter the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant: they have waited two years to uncover the truth abou...
    Character: (voice)
    Italy  2015
  • Pasolini
    A look at the final days of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini and the confusion surrounding his death in 1975.
    Italy  2014
  • Bad Country
    Inspired by real events, BAD COUNTRY is a gritty Louisiana set crime drama. Detective Bud Carter's investigations lead to the arrest of Jesse Weiland, a contract killer from a criminal syndicate. Weiland, facing life in prison and...
    United States  2014
  • A Most Wanted Man
    When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock...
    Character: Tommy Brue
    United Kingdom  2014
  • The Fault in Our Stars
    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Canc...
    Character: Peter van Houten
    United States  2014
  • John Wick
    In New York ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) comes out of retirement to track down the NY gangsters that took everything from him.
    Character: Marcus
    United States  2014
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted frien...
    Character: Jopling
    United States  2014
  • Nymphomaniac. Part 2
    "Nymphomaniac" is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s eveni...
    Denmark  2013
  • Odd Thomas
    In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
    United States  2013
  • Saving Norman (S)
    Saving Norman tells the story of a hypochondriac ex-ping pong player who missed the biggest tournament of his career because of a cold. Now years later he lives a hermetic existence with his parrot Norman. But, when Norman seems t...
    United States  2013
  • Out of the Furnace
    Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home fro...
    United States  2013
  • Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic
    "Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic" follows the coming together of director Robert Wilson, performance artist Marina Abramovic, singer and composer Antony Hegarty and performer Willem Dafoe, to create the...
    United Kingdom  2012
  • Boot Tracks
    Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, car...
    United States  2012
  • John Carter
    John Carter, a Civil War veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is "asked" by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes, and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians, and there's a gu...
    Character: voz original de Tars Tarkas
    United States  2012
  • The Hunter
    Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
    Character: Martin
    Australia  2011
  • Miral
    A chronicle of Hind Husseini's effort to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel.
    France  2010
  • A Woman
    A young woman falls in love with a famous novelist and travels with him to his home in Southern Italy. There, her obsession with the memory of his dead wife begins to consume her.
    United States  2010
  • Antichrist
    A grieving couple who lost a son retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, the place where she spent the last summer with her baby. There they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its cours...
    Character: He
    Denmark  2009
  • Farewell
    At the height of the Cold War, a KGB officer contacts the French government with an offer of information. Starring two filmmakers in the lead roles, Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, Anything You Say) and Emir Kusturica (Life is a Mir...
    France  2009
  • The Vampire's Assistant
    A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man (John C. Reilly) at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become
    Character: Gavner Purl
    United States  2009
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
    Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.
    Character: Detective Havenhurst
    United States  2009
  • Daybreakers
    In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way t
    Character: Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
    Australia  2009
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices from George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Sc...
    Character: Rat
    United States  2009
  • Fireflies in the Garden
    At first glance the Taylors look like the epitome of a successful American family. Charles, the head of the family, runs a university institute and is close to becoming its president; his son, Michael is a successful novelist; the...
    Character: Charles
    United States  2008
  • Adam Resurrected
    Once, in the 1920s, Adam Stein was a happy man: a caring husband, the proud father of two daughters, and a celebrated star of Berlin’s vaudeville scene. He was a clown, an entertainer and a magician. Thirty years later he is ber...
    United States  2008
  • The Dust of Time
    In this second part of Theo Angelopoulos’ historical panorama, an American film director of Greek ancestry named A is making a film about the life of his parents, Spyros and Eleni. At the same time the film is a long journey int...
    Greece  2008
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday (Mr. Bean 2)
    Mr. Bean returns but not for long as he goes on his travels to the south of France where mishap and mayhem begin, by the end Bean even has his video diaries at the Cannes Film Festival.
    United Kingdom  2007
  • Anamorph
    A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
    United States  2007
  • Go Go Tales
    Ray Ruby's paradise: a classy go go/cabaret in downtown Manhattan is a factory of dreams and dreamers, run by the charismatic impresario Ray Ruby, with the expert assistance from long time cronies and colourful hangers on and feat...
    United States  2007
  • The Walker
    Drama about a former high-class Beverly Hills male escort who now services society women in Washington D.C. Based on a character depicted in the 1980 film, American Gigolo, now aged 50.
    Character: Larry Lockner
    United States  2007
  • American Dreamz
    On the morning of his re-election, the President (Quaid) decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of...
    Character: Chief of Staff
    United States  2006
  • Inside Man
    Inside Man is the story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier (Denzel Washington), who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton (Clive Owen), in a tense hostage drama. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, a wild card eme...
    Character: Captain John Darius
    United States  2006
  • Paris, je t'aime
    In Paris, love is everywhere: in its bars and cafés, under the Eiffel Tower, and even in the Metro running beneath its streets. In Paris, je t'aime, prepare to see the city in a way you've never imagined. It's Paris as seen throu...
    Character: Le cowboy (segment "Place des Victoires")
    France  2006
  • Manderlay
    This is the strange, disturbing story of the Manderlay plantation. Manderlay lay on a lonely plain somewhere in the deep south of the USA. It was in the year of 1933 that Grace and her father had left the township of Dogville behi...
    Denmark  2005
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
    With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife (Anjelica Huston), a journalist (Cate Blanchett), and a man who may...
    Character: Klaus Daimler
    United States  2004
  • Spider-Man 2
    In Spider-Man 2, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter. The entertaining adventure escalates and Spider-M...
    Character: duende verde/ Norman Osborn
    United States  2004
  • The Aviator
    The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan, tells the story of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio), the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul, famous for romancing some...
    Character: Roland Sweet
    United States  2004
  • Overnight
    The megalomaniacal rise and fall of filmmaker Troy Duffy is chronicled by one-time friends and colleagues in director Mark Smith's documentary. The film takes its title from the "overnight success" that befell Duffy in 1996, when ...
    United States  2003
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    The film is based on the story of a drug lord Barrillo, who pretends to overthrow the Mexican president. Within the drama, another of the principal persons is a corrupt CIA agent Sands who at that time, demands retribution from hi...
    Character: Barillo
    United States  2003
  • Finding Nemo
    Life in the Great Barrier Reef is full of dangers when you are a tiny fish. When Marlin, an overly cautious clown fish, watches his son get scooped up by a diver, he must put aside his fears of the ocean and leave the safety of hi...
    Character: voz Gill
    United States  2003
  • Auto Focus (Autofocus)
    An absorbing glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of television's hit comedy Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971). Capitalizing on his fame, Cra...
    United States  2002
  • Spider-Man (Spiderman)
    Average teenager Peter Parker is transformed into an extraordinary super hero after he is accidentally bitten by a genetically modified spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use ...
    Character: Duende Verde / Norman Osborn
    United States  2002
  • Animal Factory
    A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
    Character: Earl Copen
    United States  2000
  • American Psycho
    A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
    Character: Donald Kimball
    United States  2000
  • Pavilion of Women
    With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
    Character: Father Andre
    China  2000
  • Shadow of the Vampire
    Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with...
    Character: Max Schreck
    United Kingdom  2000
  • eXistenZ
    Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Piku...
    Canada  1999
  • New Rose Hotel
    In the not-too-distant future, two New York businessmen plot to play two multinational rival corporations against each other, with a little help from a shady Italian street woman, to obtain an important Japanese businessman for th...
    Character: X
    United States  1998
  • Lulu on the Bridge
    A jazz saxophonist loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a café where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife. However, he discovers ...
    Character: Dr. Van Horn
    United States  1998
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control
    Indications were that this action sequel was in trouble before production began, when the male lead from the first film, Keanu Reeves, declined a role in the follow-up. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, an accident-prone dit...
    Character: John Geiger
    United States  1997
  • Affliction
    Based on the novel by Russell Banks, AFFLICTION is a sobering, absorbing psychological study of the precarious relationship between an abusive father and his two sons. Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) is a middle-aged ineffectual sher...
    Character: Rolfe Whitehouse
    United States  1997
  • Basquiat
    Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist.
    Character: The Electrician
    United States  1996
  • Victory
    Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German Schomberg. An all-woman orchestra plays in the...
    Character: Axel Heyst
    United Kingdom  1996
  • The English Patient
    At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
    Character: David Caravaggio
    United Kingdom  1996
  • Clear and Present Danger
    Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new...
    United States  1994
  • Tom & Viv
    In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry doesn't bring in enough to live on, but h...
    United Kingdom  1994
  • Faraway, So Close!
    A sequel to Wender's Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of desire), it again follows a group of angels in the German capital who look longingly upon the life of humans. Sequel from "Wings of Desire" (Der Himmel über Berlin,...
    Character: Emit Flesti
    Germany  1993
  • Body of Evidence
    Madonna stars as Rebecca Carlson, a sexually independent gallery owner who has a penchant for sadomasochistic sex. Her relationship with an elderly man, Andrew Marsh (Michael Forest), who has a heart problem, causes a huge uproar....
    United States  1993
  • Light Sleeper
    Light Sleeper is a 1992 drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It stars Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, and Dana Delany. John LeTour (Dafoe) is a 40-year-old drug dealer whose drifting existence is thrown into crisis w...
    United States  1992
  • White Sands
    A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
    Character: Ray Dolezal
    United States  1992
  • Flight of the Intruder
    In the last days of the Vietnam War, U.S. navy fighter pilots aboard an aircraft carrier have become disillusioned with the way the war is going and the pointless missions they are required to fly. Because the authorities have for...
    United States  1991
  • Wild at Heart
    Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an Elvis fixation who falls in love with Lula Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta. Just after Sailor is released from prison, where he wa...
    Character: Bobby Peru
    United States  1990
  • Cry Baby
    Cult director John Waters goes mainstream -- sort of -- in this send-up of 1950s teen melodramas. Heart-throb Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a glamorous delinquent who heads a gang of hoods known as the Drapes. Trouble sta...
    Character: Hateful Guard
    United States  1990
  • Born on the Fourth of July
    Young Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War as a teen, but he becomes an embittered veteran when he is paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returns to an environment vas...
    Character: Charlie
    United States  1989
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
    An allegorical interpretation of the last days of Jesus Christ, a very different focus than past portraits of the "Messiah." This Jesus is a man wracked with doubt over his position among his followers and fear of the ro...
    Character: Jesus
    United States  1988
  • Mississippi Burning
    In 1964, when three civil-rights workers, two white and one black, mysteriously disappear while driving through Mississippi, two FBI agents, Ward (Willem Dafoe) and Anderson (Gene Hackman), are sent in to investigate. While Ward i...
    Character: Ward
    United States  1988
  • Platoon
    In PLATOON, Oliver Stone draws on his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the brutality of guerrilla warfare: the heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the pr...
    Character: Sgt. Elias
    United States  1986
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
    Secret Service agent Richard Chance has a score to settle and he's through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vo...
    United States  1985
  • Streets of Fire
    Rock and Roll singer is taken captive by a motorcycle gang in a strange world that seems to be a cross of the 1950's and the present or future. Her ex-boyfriend returns to town and to find her missing and goes to her rescue.
    Character: Raven
    United States  1984
  • The Hunger
    The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case with John, so his life expectancy is below 2...
    Character: 2nd Phone Booth Youth
    United States  1983
  • Tammy and the Bachelor
    When Pete's plane crashes in the swamp, he's rescued by young Tammy, an unsophisticated backwoods girl who lives with her lay-preacher-cum-moonshiner grandfather. When Pete's well, he goes back home to his fiancée. But then Gramp...
    United States  1957

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Willem Dafoe Joins Edward Norton In Motherless Brooklyn
Dafoe is on as Paul, the brother of a powerful developer, who provides a useful stream of information about his abusive, scheming