Willem Dafoe

Dafoe at the [[2019 Cannes Film Festival]] William James Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his distinct gravelly voice, and has received multiple accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, and Wes Anderson.

Dafoe was an early member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group, where he acted in several productions. He made his film debut in ''Heaven's Gate'' (1980), but was fired during production. He had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film ''The Loveless'' (1982) and then played the main antagonist in ''Streets of Fire'' (1984) and ''To Live and Die in L.A.'' (1985). He received his first Academy Award nomination for his role as Sergeant Elias Gordon in Oliver Stone's war film ''Platoon'' (1986). In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's ''The Last Temptation of Christ'' and starred in ''Mississippi Burning'', both of which were controversial. Following small roles in ''Born on the Fourth of July'' (1989) and ''Wild at Heart'' (1990), he began a six-film collaboration with director Paul Schrader with the drama ''Light Sleeper'' (1992). He starred in the critically panned erotic thriller ''Body of Evidence'' (1993) and then co-starred in ''Clear and Present Danger'' (1994), ''The English Patient'' (1996), ''Speed 2: Cruise Control'' (1997), and ''The Boondock Saints'' (1999).

After receiving his second Academy Award nomination for portraying Max Schreck in ''Shadow of the Vampire'' (2000), Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the superhero film ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and the villains in ''Once Upon a Time in Mexico'' (2003) and ''XXX: State of the Union'' (2005) and Dafoe also played as Carson Clay in the film ''Mr. Bean's Holiday'' (2007). In 2009, he starred in the experimental film ''Antichrist'', one of his three films with Lars von Trier. Dafoe then appeared in ''The Fault in Our Stars'', ''John Wick'', ''The Grand Budapest Hotel'' (all 2014), ''The Great Wall'' (2016), ''Murder on the Orient Express'' (2017), and ''The Florida Project'' (2017), receiving his third Academy Award nomination for his performance in the latter, and ''The Lighthouse'' (2019). He has also had voice-over roles in ''Finding Nemo'' (2003) and its sequel ''Finding Dory'' (2016), ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'' (2009), ''John Carter'' (2012), and ''Death Note'' (2017), as well as the video games ''Spider-Man'' (2002), ''Finding Nemo'' (2003), ''James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing'' (2004), and ''Beyond: Two Souls'' (2013).

Dafoe has portrayed several real-life figures, including T.S. Eliot in ''Tom & Viv'' (1994), Pier Paolo Pasolini in ''Pasolini'' (2014), Vincent van Gogh in ''At Eternity's Gate'' (2018), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, his first in that category, and Leonhard Seppala in ''Togo'' (2019). Provided by Wikipedia
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Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, c2001.

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Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, [c2004].
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Montreal : Alliance Alliance [distributor], c2004.

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Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Entertainment, [c2019]
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Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014].
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Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [c2018]
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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2015]
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