Willem Dafoe

Dafoe in 2019 William James "Willem" Dafoe (; July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Volpi Cup for Best Actor and two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as nominations for four Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, Wes Anderson, and Robert Eggers.

Dafoe was a founding member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group. He made his film debut in ''Heaven's Gate'' (1980), but was fired during production and was uncredited despite one of his scenes making it into the final cut of the film. He had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film ''The Loveless'' (1982) and then played supporting roles in ''Streets of Fire'' (1984) and ''To Live and Die in L.A.'' (1985), before his breakthrough role as Sgt. Elias in Oliver Stone's war film ''Platoon'' (1986), followed by other major roles as Jesus Christ in ''The Last Temptation of Christ'' (1988) and FBI agent Alan Ward in ''Mississippi Burning'' (1988).

Dafoe received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for ''Platoon''. Other Oscar-nominated films include ''Shadow of the Vampire'' (2000), ''The Florida Project'' (2017), and ''At Eternity's Gate'' (2018). Notable roles include in ''The English Patient'' (1996), ''American Psycho'' (2000), ''Finding Nemo'' (2003), ''The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'' (2004), ''Antichrist'' (2009), ''John Wick'' (2014), ''The Grand Budapest Hotel'' (2014), ''The Lighthouse'' (2019), ''The French Dispatch'' (2021), ''Nightmare Alley'' (2021), ''The Northman'' (2022), and ''Poor Things'' (2023).

Dafoe gained wider attention for his role as the supervillain Norman Osborn / Green Goblin in the superhero film ''Spider-Man'' (2002), a role he reprised in its sequels ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004) and ''Spider-Man 3'' (2007), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film ''Spider-Man: No Way Home'' (2021). He also portrayed Nuidis Vulko in the DC Extended Universe film ''Aquaman'' (2018) and ''Zack Snyder's Justice League'' (2021). Provided by Wikipedia

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