Willem Dafoe

Compleanno:
07/22/1955
Luogo di nascita:
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA:
Biografia:
Willem Dafoe gehört zu den markantesten Schauspielern seiner Generation und hat sich in seiner mehr als 30 Jahre währenden Karriere nie auf ein bestimmtes Genre festgelegt. Bislang wurde er zweimal für den Oscar nominiert, einmal für Oliver Stones „Platoon“ (1986) und einmal für die Max-Schreck-Biographie „Shadow of the Vampire“ (2000). Dafoe kam in Appleton, Wisconsin, als Sohn eines Arztes und einer Krankenschwester zur Welt. Mit 17 Jahren schrieb er sich an der University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee für das Fach Theaterwissenschaften ein und schloss sich bald darauf dem experimentellen Theatre X an, mit dem er durch Europa und die USA tourte. 1977 zog er nach New York und wurde Mitglied der Theatergruppe Wooster Group, der er bis heute angehört. Seit jeher wählt Dafoe seine Rollen so aus, dass er mit besonders innovativen Regisseuren arbeiten kann. Er drehte unter anderem mit Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Paul Schrader, David Cronenberg, Abel Ferrara, David Lynch, William Friedkin, Oliver Stone und Lars von Trier. Zuletzt stand er unter Sir Kenneth Branaghs Regie für „Mord im Orient-Express“ („Murder on the Orient-Express“, 2017) vor der Kamera, außerdem übernahm er Rollen in Sean Bakers „The Florida Project“ (2017), Daniel Grahams „Opus Zero“ (2017) und Zack Snyders „Justice League“ (2017).

The Lighthouse (2019)
Old
Vox Lux (2018)
Narrator (voice)
Aquaman (2018)
Nuidis Vulko
At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Vincent van Gogh
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Gerhard Hardman / Cyrus Hardman
The Florida Project (2017)
Bobby Hicks
Piazza Vittorio (2017)
Himself
Mountain (2017)
Narrator
Death Note (2017)
Ryuk (voice)
What Happened to Monday (2017)
Terrence Settman
A Family Man (2017)
Ed Blackridge
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017)
Himself
The Great Wall (2016)
Ballard
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Mad Dog
Padre (2016)
James Verdun
Finding Dory (2016)
Gill (voice)
Nelson Algren Live (2016)
Role1 / Frankie Machine / Role2 / Blackie Cavanaugh
Mind the Gap (2016)
Himself
Meu Amigo Hindu (2015)
Diego Fairman
A Nuclear Story (2015)
Narrator
John Wick (2014)
Marcus
Bad Country (2014)
Bud Carter
Pasolini (2014)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Tommy Brue
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Peter van Houten
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
J.G. Jopling
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
L
Out of the Furnace (2013)
John Petty
Love's Routine (2013)
Barry
The Smile Man (2013)
Willem
Saving Norman (2013)
Lionel Pembrooke
Odd Thomas (2013)
Wyatt Porter
Boot Tracks (2012)
The Buddha
John Carter (2012)
Tars Tarkas
The Hunter (2011)
Martin David
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
Cisco
Miral (2010)
Eddie
A Woman (2010)
Max Oliver
Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World (2010)
Narrator
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Paul Smecker (uncredited)
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Gavner Purl
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Rat (voice)
Daybreakers (2009)
Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Detective Hank Havenhurst
L'Affaire Farewell (2009)
Feeney
Antichrist (2009)
He
Η Σκόνη του Χρόνου (2008)
A
Adam Resurrected (2008)
Commandat Klein
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Charles Waechter
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007)
Himself
Anamorph (2007)
Stan Aubray
The Procedure (2007)
Christopher
Go Go Tales (2007)
Ray Ruby
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Carson Clay
The Walker (2007)
Larry Lockner
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
Le cow-boy (Place des Victoires)
Inside Man (2006)
Captain Darius
American Dreamz (2006)
Chief of Staff
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Neil Murchison
The Black Widow (2005)
Leslie
Manderlay (2005)
Grace's Father
This Is an Adventure (2005)
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal (2005)
Himself
xXx: State of the Union (2005)
Gen. George Octavius Deckert
The Aviator (2004)
Roland Sweet
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Klaus Daimler
Control (2004)
Dr. Michael Copeland
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Himself
The Clearing (2004)
Arnold Mack
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Norman Osborn
Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003)
Himself
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Barillo
The Reckoning (2003)
Martin
Finding Nemo (2003)
Gill (voice)
Rockets Redglare! (2003)
Himself
Auto Focus (2002)
John Carpenter
Spider-Man (2002)
Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
Pavilion of Women (2001)
Father Andre
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (2001)
Himself
Edges of the Lord (2001)
Priest
Bullfighter (2000)
Father Ramirez
Animal Factory (2000)
Earl Copen
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Max Schreck
American Psycho (2000)
Detective Donald Kimball
Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure (2000)
Hunter (voice)
eXistenZ (1999)
Gas
New Rose Hotel (1999)
X
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Paul Smecker
Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
Affliction (1997)
Rolfe Whitehouse
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
John Geiger
Victory (1996)
Axel Heyst
The English Patient (1996)
David Caravaggio
Basquiat (1996)
The Electrician
La notte e il momento (1995)
Lo scrittore
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
John Clark
Tom & Viv (1994)
Tom Eliot
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
Emit Flesti
Body of Evidence (1993)
Frank Dulaney
Light Sleeper (1992)
John LeTour
White Sands (1992)
Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole
Wild at Heart (1990)
Bobby Peru
Cry-Baby (1990)
Hateful Guard at Maryland Training School for Boys
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Charlie
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Salamo Arouch
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Agent Alan Ward
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Jesus
Off Limits (1988)
Buck McGriff
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)
Elephant grass (voice)
Platoon (1986)
Sgt. Elias
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Eric 'Rick' Masters
Roadhouse 66 (1985)
Johnny Harte
O Panama (1985)
Streets of Fire (1984)
Raven Shaddock
New York Nights (1984)
Boyfriend
The Hunger (1983)
2nd Phone Booth Youth
The Loveless (1981)
Vance
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Willy (uncredited)
Siberia
Motherless Brooklyn
Manou the Swift
Manou's Father (voice)
Opus Zero
The Last Thing He Wanted
Richard McMahon
The Sleeping Shepherd
Dirk
White Homeland Commando