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How rich is William J. Dafoe?

William J. Dafoe net worth:
$25 Million

William J. Dafoe information

William J. Dafoe information

Birth date: 22nd July 1955,
Birth place: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA,
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Model
Nationality:United States of America

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William J. Dafoe was born on the 22nd July 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, to a father of French and English descent, and mother of Irish, Scottish and German descent. He is an actor, known for his roles in over 100 films, particularly “Platoon”, “The Last Temptation Of Christ”, “Shadow Of The Vampire”, and “Spider-Man”. He is also recognized as a voice actor, known for providing the voice in “Finding Nemo” and “The Simpsons”.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Willem Dafoe, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall amount of Willem’s net worth is over $25 million, mainly accumulated from his career in the theatre and movie industries now spanning over 40 years.

Willem Dafoe Net Worth $25 Million

Willem Dafoe was one of seven children, the son of Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon, and Muriel Isabel, a nurse. He attended Einstein Junior High School, and then Appleton East High School, from which he was expelled for shooting a pornographic film. Thus, his career began, but he also continued his education, studying Drama at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, but only for a year, in order to join the theatre company Theatre X, and begin his professional acting career. Soon after, he moved to New York and became a part of the theatre troupe The Performance Group. However, Willem soon got involved with Elizabeth LeCompte in a romantic relationship, although she was 11 year older than him. She left the Performance Group, and started her own theatre group, entitled “Wooser Group”, which Willem joined within a year of its creation.

His acting career began back in 1980, when he was selected for a small role in the film “Heaven’s Gate”, but he was edited out. Anyway, he stayed in the acting world, soon acquiring a role in the film “The Loveless” (1981). Since then, his career has only gone upwards, and he has appeared in over 100 film titles, which became the main source of his net worth over the years. During the 1980s, he appeared in films such as “Streets Of Fire” (1984), “Roadhouse 66” (1985), “Platoon” (1986), “Off Limits” (1988), and “Mississippi Burning” (1988), among others. The role of Sergeant Elias in “Platoon” led Willem to a nomination for an Oscar award and added a lot to his overall wealth.

The 1990s only increased the number of films in which Willem appeared, and also increased his overall net worth. He was featured in over 15 films, some of those are “Cry Baby” (1990), “Wild At Heart” (1990), and “Light Sleeper” (1992) – for which he won Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor – “Clear And Present Danger” (1994), “The English Patient” (1996), “Speed 2: Cruise Control” (1997), and “The Boondock Saints” (1999), among others.

In the 1990s, Willem also began ‘voice acting’, making his debut in the popular TV series “The Simpsons” in 1997, and was soon featured in animated films such as “Globehunters” (2000) and “Finding Nemo” (2003).

In the 2000s, his career became even bigger, as he was in constant demand by directors. Willem was cast in “Shadow of the Vampire” (2000), a horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige, portraying Max Schreck, and being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, plus winning several awards, such as Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. Among Other films in which he was cast are “Spider-man” (2002) followed by “Spider-man 2” (2004) and “Spider-man 3” (2007); “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004), “Before It Had A Name” (2005), “Inside Man” (2006), “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (2007), , “Go Go Tales” (2007), “Antichrist” (2009), “The Hunter” (2011), “Out OF The Furnace” (2013) his net worth rose steadily.

Most recently, Willem’s net worth has been increased by appearances in films “Bad Country” (2014), “John Wick” (2014), “The Fault In Our Stars” (2014), “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), “My Hindu Friend” (2015). At the moment, he is filming “The Great Wall”, “The Headhunter’s Calling”, “What Happened To Monday”, and “Dog Eat Dog”, all of which are scheduled to be released by the end of 2016, demonstrating that he is still in high demand, and undoubtedly raising his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Willem Dafoe has been married to Giada Colagrande, a director and actress, since 2005. With his previous partner, Elizabeth LeCompte (1977-2004), Williem has a son. At the present day, he lives with Giada and they divide their time between New York, Los Angeles, and Italy. Willem spends his free time practicing Yoga.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aquaman2018pre-productionNuidis Vulko
Bajo el agua2018announced
Opus Zero2017filmingPaul
Justice League2017post-productionNuidis Vulko
Murder on the Orient Express2017filmingGerhard Hardman
Death Note2017post-productionRyuk (voice)
The Florida Project2017post-productionBobby
The Sleeping Shepherd2017pre-productionDirk
The Great Wall2016/IBallard
Padre2016/IIJames Verdun
What Happened to Monday?2016
The Headhunter's Calling2016Ed Blackridge
Sculpt2016
Finding Dory2016Gill (voice)
Dog Eat Dog2016/IMad Dog
Mind the Gap2016/IIShort
My Hindu Friend2015Diego Fairman
The Simpsons1997-2014TV SeriesMr. Lassen / The Commandant
John Wick2014Marcus
Pasolini2014Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Fault in Our Stars2014Van Houten
Bad Country2014Bud Carter
The Grand Budapest Hotel2014Jopling
A Most Wanted Man2014Tommy Brue
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II2013L
Out of the Furnace2013John Petty
Beyond: Two Souls2013Video GameNathan Dawkins (voice)
Love's Routine2013Video shortBarry
The Smile Man2013ShortWillem
Saving Norman2013Video shortLionel Pembrooke
Odd Thomas2013Chief Wyatt Porter
Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World2012Video short
Tomorrow You're Gone2012The Buddha
John Carter2012Tars Tarkas
The Hunter2011/IVMartin
4:44 Last Day on Earth2011Cisco
A Woman2010Max Oliver
Miral2010Eddie
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant2009Gavner Purl
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day2009Paul Smecker (uncredited)
Fantastic Mr. Fox2009Rat (voice)
Daybreakers2009Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done2009Detective Havenhurst
L'affaire Farewell2009Feeney
Antichrist2009He
Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou2008A
Adam Resurrected2008Commandant Klein
Fireflies in the Garden2008Charles
Anamorph2007Stan Aubray
Go Go Tales2007Ray Ruby
Spider-Man 32007Green Goblin Norman Osborn
Mr. Bean's Holiday2007Carson Clay
The Walker2007Larry Lockner
The Procedure2007/IShortChristopher
Gedo senki2006Cob (English version, voice)
Paris, je t'aime2006Le cowboy (segment "Place des Victoires")
Inside Man2006Captain John Darius
American Dreamz2006Chief of Staff
Ripley Under Ground2005Neil Murchinson
Before It Had a Name2005Leslie
Manderlay2005Grace's Father
xXx: State of the Union2005General George Deckert
The Aviator2004Roland Sweet
Control2004Dr. Michael Copeland
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004Klaus Daimler
Spider-Man 22004Green Goblin Norman Osborn
The Clearing2004Arnold Mack
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing2003Video GameNikolai Diavolo (voice)
Camel Cricket City2003ShortCamel Cricket (voice)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003Barillo
Finding Nemo2003Gill (voice)
Finding Nemo2003Video GameGill (voice)
The Reckoning2002/IIMartin
Auto Focus2002John Carpenter
Spider-Man2002Green Goblin Norman Osborn
Spider-Man2002Video GameGreen Goblin Norman Osborn (voice)
Edges of the Lord2001Priest
Pavilion of Women2001Father Andre
Globehunters2000Hunter (voice)
Bullfighter2000Father Ramirez
Shadow of the Vampire2000Max Schreck
Animal Factory2000Earl Copen
American Psycho2000Donald Kimball
The Boondock Saints1999Paul Smecker
eXistenZ1999Gas
New Rose Hotel1998X
Lulu on the Bridge1998Dr. Van Horn
Affliction1997Rolfe Whitehouse
Speed 2: Cruise Control1997John Geiger
Victory1996Axel Heyst
The English Patient1996David Caravaggio
Basquiat1996The Electrician
The Night and the Moment1994The Writer
Clear and Present Danger1994John Clark
Tom & Viv1994Tom Eliot
Faraway, So Close!1993Emit Flesti
Body of Evidence1993Frank Dulaney
White Sands1992Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
Light Sleeper1992John LeTour
Flight of the Intruder1991Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole
Wild at Heart1990Bobby Peru
Cry-Baby1990Hateful Guard
Arrive Alive1990Mickey Crews
Born on the Fourth of July1989Charlie - Villa Dulce
Triumph of the Spirit1989Salamo Arouch
Mississippi Burning1988Agent Alan Ward
The Last Temptation of Christ1988Jesus
Off Limits1988Buck McGriff
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryElephant Grass (voice)
Platoon1986Sgt. Elias
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesJeffrey Hunt
To Live and Die in L.A.1985Eric Masters
Roadhouse 661985Johnny Harte
Streets of Fire1984Raven Shaddock
Shackin' Up1984Boyfriend
The Hunger19832nd Phone Booth Youth
The Loveless1981Vance
Heaven's Gate1980Willy (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go Go Tales2007performer: "Star of Mine"
Spider-Man2002performer: "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
Roadhouse 661985performer: "MARIE, MARIE"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nelson Algren Live2016Documentary executive producer
New Rose Hotel1998co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before It Had a Name2005

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Out of Mind2014special thanks
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle2012Documentary special thanks: funding
The New Bike2009Short acknowledgment
Paris, je t'aime2006thanks
This Is an Adventure2005Video documentary special thanks
Love, Death, Elvis & Oz: The Making of 'Wild at Heart'2004Video documentary short special thanks
Specific Spontaneity: Focus on Lynch2004Video documentary short special thanks
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004special thanks
Corazón iluminado1998thanks
Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda1996TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bienvenue à Cannes2007DocumentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ultimate Heist: Making 'Inside Man'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Cannes Experience: Manderlay 20052005Video documentary shortHimself / Grace's Father
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal2005Video documentary shortHimself
This Is an Adventure2005Video documentaryHimself
Starz on the Set: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Love, Death, Elvis & Oz: The Making of 'Wild at Heart'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Specific Spontaneity: Focus on Lynch2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Misbehavers2004DocumentaryHimself
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004Himself (uncredited)
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate2004DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Behind the Scenes of 'Spider-Man'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2004TV Series documentaryHimself
NY Graham Norton2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2001-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Anti-Hero's Journey2004Video documentary shortHimself / Barrillo
Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.'2003Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look1997-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinéma, de notre temps2003TV Series documentary
Overnight2003DocumentaryHimself
Rockets Redglare!2003DocumentaryHimself
Ashtanga, NY2003Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood High2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Reel Comedy2002TV SeriesHimself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Page to Screen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man the Movie2002TV Short documentaryHimself
The Spider-Man Story2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spider-Man: An MTV Movie Special2002TV Short documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spidermania2002TV Special documentaryHimself
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'2001Video documentaryHimself / Sgt. Elias
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 5 - Cannes 2000 & SXSW2000Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'American Psycho'2000Video documentary shortHimself
The Directors1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
What Is Yoga?1998Video documentaryNarrator
The Making of 'Speed 2: Cruise Control'1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Working in the Theatre1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
39 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Foreign Actor (tape)
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHimself
De tú a tú1993TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
North on Evers1992Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 6th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Male
Fishing with John1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Triumph of the Spirit'1990ShortHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Location Production Footage: The Last Temptation of Christ1988Video documentary shortHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Communists Are Comfortable1985DocumentaryHimself
Music Videos and Inside 'Streets of Fire'1984TV Special documentaryHimself (Raven)
Platoon: 302017Documentary post-productionHimself
A Place Among the Undead2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Nelson Algren Live2016DocumentaryRole1 / Frankie Machine / Role2 / ...
Altas Horas2016TV SeriesHimself
Vídeo Show2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'A Most Wanted Man'2015Video documentary shortHimself
Fukushima: A Nuclear Story2015Documentary voice
Janela Indiscreta2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Só Visto!2014TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2014TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema 32009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine1993-2014TV SeriesHimself
El hormiguero2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SXSW Flashback 20122012TV MovieHimself
In Conversation with Willem Dafoe2012Video documentary shortHimself
Hello! Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Bob Wilson's Life & Death of Marina Abramovic2012Documentary
360 Degrees of 'John Carter'2012Video documentary shortHimself
John Carter: 100 Years in the Making2012Video documentary shortHimself
Mi reino por un caballo2012TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The One Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Other Guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Gauguin: Maker of Myth2011Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Miradas 22011TV Series documentaryHimself
Continuarà...2011TV SeriesHimself
Problema2010DocumentaryHimself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
American Experience2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
MindFlux2010DocumentaryHimself
The Three Beggars: The Animals of Antichrist2009Video shortHimself / He
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HARDtalk2009TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TV Festival Du Cannes 20092009TV MovieHimself
Mr. Bean's Holiday: Beans in Cannes2008Video shortHimself
Mr. Bean's Holiday: The Human Bean2008Video shortHimself
Shootout2008TV SeriesHimself
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin2008DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic2016TV SeriesGreen Goblin Norman Osborn
Quick Reviews with Maverick2016TV SeriesGreen Goblin
Welcome to the Basement2013-2015TV SeriesDetective Havenhurst / Max Shreck
SPYMASTER: John le Carré in Hamburg2014Video documentary short
Rumble on the Lot: Walter Hill's Streets of Fire Revisited2013Video documentaryRaven Shaddock (uncredited)
Pastor Mike Online2013TV SeriesThe Devil
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialMartin David
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself / Raven Shaddock
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Antichrist: Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Filmfestival 20092009Video shortHimself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007segment "Occupations"
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHimself
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHimself
The Road to Manderlay2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV MovieHimself
Ceremonia de clausura2005TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Ceremonia de apertura2005TV Movie
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesX
Clear and Present Danger: Behind the Danger2002Video documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Crystal GlobeKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalOutstanding Contribution to World Cinema
2016Best ActorMontréal World Film FestivalMy Hindu Friend (2015)
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2015Honorary Award of the FestivalMarrakech International Film Festival
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Body of WorkJohn Wick (2014)
2014SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2012Achievement AwardStockholm Film Festival
2011Honorary Lady HarimaguadaLas Palmas Film Festival
2010BodilBodil AwardsBest Actor (Bedste mandlige hovedrolle)Antichrist (2009)
2009Career Achievement AwardChicago International Film FestivalWillem Dafoe has mesmerized audiences with his provocative performances.
2009Vanguard ActorCineVegas International Film Festival
2008Best ActorMálaga International Week of Fantastic CinemaAnamorph (2007)
2007Career AwardFlaiano International Prizes
2006Excellence AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2005Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
2002Special AwardCamerimageFor immense contribution to the art of film.
2002NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting ActorSpider-Man (2002)
2002Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2000President AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalOutstanding Creative PerformanceShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2000LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2000Gran Angular AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
1995Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Light Sleeper (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/MusicalThe Simpsons (1989)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· Tilda Swinton
· F. Murray Abraham
· Harvey Keitel
· Adrien Brody
· Mathieu Amalric
· Jeff Goldblum
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Ralph Fiennes
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Tony Revolori
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)· Ralph Fiennes
· F. Murray Abraham
· Mathieu Amalric
· Adrien Brody
· Jeff Goldblum
· Harvey Keitel
· Jude Law
· Bill Murray
· Edward Norton
· Saoirse Ronan
· Jason Schwartzman
· Léa Seydoux
· Tilda Swinton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Owen Wilson
· Tony Revolori
2013NAVGTR AwardNAVGTR AwardsSupporting Performance in a DramaBeyond: Two Souls (2013)
2013VGXSpike Video Game AwardsBest Voice ActorBeyond: Two Souls (2013)
2012AACTA AwardAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) AwardsBest Lead ActorThe Hunter (2011)
2012AFCA AwardAustralian Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Hunter (2011)
2010RobertRobert FestivalBest Actor (Årets mandlige hovedrolle)Antichrist (2009)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)· Cate Blanchett
· Bud Cort
· Michael Gambon
· Jeff Goldblum
· Anjelica Huston
· Bill Murray
· Noah Taylor
· Owen Wilson
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoMost Divine Miracle in a Movie (Milagro más Divino en una Película)The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceFinding Nemo (2003)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorAuto Focus (2002)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainSpider-Man (2002)
2002Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorAuto Focus (2002)
2001OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2000ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleShadow of the Vampire (2000)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorSpeed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastThe English Patient (1996)· Ralph Fiennes
· Juliette Binoche
· Kristin Scott Thomas
· Naveen Andrews
· Colin Firth
· Julian Wadham
· Jürgen Prochnow
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorBody of Evidence (1993)
1991Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleWild at Heart (1990)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RolePlatoon (1986)
1987Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadPlatoon (1986)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)· Cate Blanchett
· Bud Cort
· Michael Gambon
· Jeff Goldblum
· Anjelica Huston
· Bill Murray
· Noah Taylor
· Owen Wilson
2000NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2000SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorAuto Focus (2002)
2001DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)
2001NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorShadow of the Vampire (2000)


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#Fact
1He received an Honorary Doctorate from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
2He sticks to an all-organic, vegan diet.
3He has worked with 6 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Michael Cimino, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, and Anthony Minghella.
4Cannes Film Festival Jury Member. [2014]
5As of 2014, has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar:Platoon (1986), Mississippi Burning (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The English Patient (1996), The Aviator (2004) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Of those, Platoon (1986) and The English Patient (1996) are winners in the category.
6He has English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, and French ancestry.
7Built sets and acted with experimental Milwaukee, Wisconsin group Theatre X, before moving to New York in 1977, where he worked with the Wooster Group at the Performing Garage.
8To date he has shot 18 films in Europe. [2007]
9Provided his voice on Lou Reed's 2003 album "The Raven". On it, he performs a re-written and reworked, spoken-word version of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry.
10Was involved for decades (from 1977) with theater director and actress Elizabeth LeCompte, who was also a member and director of the Wooster Group. He later married an Italian writer/director in 2005.
11Member of Jury for 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.
12Was a candidate for the role of the Joker in Batman (1989).
13Visited Sarajevo Film Festival (in post-war Bosnia) together with Steve Buscemi in year 2000.
14Was offered the role of Senator Roark in Sin City (2005).
15Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film xXx: State of the Union (2005) However, he failed to receive a nomination. (Had he gotten the nomination, it would have been his third overall. He was previously nominated for Worst Supporting Actor at the 1998 Razzie Awards for his role in Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), and for Worst Actor at the 1994 Razzie Awards for his performance in Body of Evidence (1993).)
16Brother, Donald Dafoe, is an accomplished transplant surgeon.
17While doing a blocking run-through on Wild at Heart (1990) (for the scene in which Dafoe's character threatens to rape Laura Dern's character), Dafoe playfully sang his lines. Director David Lynch loved this, and wanted Dafoe to actually sing his lines in the scene, when they shot it. The idea did not actually go through, however.
18Was under consideration for Dennis Hopper's role (Frank Booth) in Blue Velvet (1986).
19Practices Yoga regularly.
20John Malkovich, Nicolas Cage, and Dafoe were all approached to play the Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002). Dafoe and Malkovich starred in Shadow of the Vampire (2000) together, while Cage produced the film. Dafoe ended up getting the Spider-Man role.
21Often portrays soldiers or eccentric characters.
22The only actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar for playing a vampire, for his role as Max Schrek in Shadow of the Vampire (2000).
23Quite possibly has the most on-screen deaths of any mainstream actor. His death scenes include Platoon (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), eXistenZ (1999), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Spider-Man (2002), and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), among others.
24Attended Appleton East High School in Appleton, Wisconsin.
25He was delirious for 24 hours after coming down with yellow fever on the set of Platoon (1986).
26He did practically all of his own stunts on the glider in Spider-Man (2002). So when you see the Green Goblin moving around on it, when it's not CG, then it's Willem pretty much the whole time.
27He attended Einstein Junior High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was known as "Billy."
28Says he feels like he's missed out on more conventional roles because he's perceived as an eccentric actor in dark little films, kind of the boy-next-door type - if you lived next door to a mausoleum.
29His high school nickname, Willem, stuck with him.
30He has a son, Jack, born in 1982, with Elizabeth LeCompte.

#Quote
1There's a funny perception that I play bad guys, but if you really know my movies, the big and small ones, the truth is often I play good guys. But they're good guys that are flawed, good guys who are outside of society. They're odd or they're criminals, but morally they tend to function as good people.
2I'm always very fond of laconic, cut-off characters that have a rich inner life, and you have to restrain that.
3[2004, on selection parts] I'm always looking for an adventure-I try not to work just to work. I always try to find people that are burning to tell a story and then help them do it. I try to avoid anyone that pokes around-filmmaking should be an opportunity to make something that's very thrilling and, you know, exciting. On some level, I'm a sensation junkie.
4On The Last Temptation of Christ (1988): It had a profound influence on me. Marty [Scorsese] had made this movie in his head for years, and I felt privileged to be involved.
5I always like to mix it up. It's like anything. If you're eating pasta for a week, eventually, you crave something else. A balanced diet of different roles and different stories and movies - I think it's the way to stay healthy artistically and career wise. It does a funny thing because you're not refining one way of seeing you. That's one way to have a career. You can make a persona, corner a market, and make yourself almost a thing. You can use that and that can be interesting iconographical but I still am that actor who likes to bend myself to the material rather than find material to support some idea of who I am or some persona that I've made, or some mask that I've made. - On his career.
6Most of the work happens when you're on the set. It's like going to a cocktail party - you know who's going to be there, you have certain expectations about the topics of conversation and the social dynamic. At the same time, when you arrive, you've got to be able to abandon those preconceptions and be mercurial. But sometimes the most important thing is just having a good costume. - On preparation for the characters he plays.
7On principle I don't have favorites. To pass judgment on something you've done is a face-saving act, and I think it kinda stinks. There are all kinds of movies, all kinds of impulses and all kinds of needs for people watching movies, and sometimes I'll do a movie that I don't particularly care for, but then I'll run into someone that it speaks to and they love it. So for me, to give my personal take on it, could mean ruining that movie for someone else, because they can find pleasure where I can't. - On his favorite roles.
8Sometimes I envy their power and money, and other times I feel sorry for them since they have a gun to their head. They have so much to protect that they have to be very careful, thus very certain every step of the way, and that leaves out a lot of work of any freshness. I don't want to do that - I'm not that kind of actor. - On top Hollywood actors.
9It's one of those invented things. I spend a lot of time in Germany so it's in my head. I didn't feel the need to go to a dialogue coach and be very strict with it because that's not in the spirit of how it should be approached. My take was that it should be played with and invented. It's my idea of a Germanish accent - On his accent in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
10Sometimes I have a desire to control what I do a little bit, especially when I do a smaller movie. But basically, my impulses are the impulses of a child. I like being the thing itself. I don't like thinking about it. And that doesn't mean I'm not analytical or that I'm anti-intellectual. I'm not trying to say I'm a totally intuitive kind of guy. It's just that my real pleasure, where I feel vital and everything drops away, is when I'm in the middle of doing it, and I look for that opportunity untainted by other responsibilities. But I'm getting too serious. When I try to explain what I do, I get a little bit disgusted with myself because I come off too earnest. In the simplest terms, it's a pleasure to borrow someone else's body and someone else's life. That's the craft, and it's a bit like voodoo, because you don't know exactly how you do it. - On his acting style.
11All the time, as an actor, you want to be asking what's next and where things are going. If you're not asking those questions you're not growing.
12When you look back at your experiences, it's true that sometimes the most horrendous experiences can translate into being your best work.
13Any actor who tells you that he makes choices, absolutely, is wrong. You find work and work finds you.
14I'm an optimist. I hope if a movie's good that it will be a success, but as we know, that's not always true, just because of popular taste, advertising, distribution patterns, there's lots of reasons. When something doesn't do better than it deserves to in your mind, it's pretty transparent, you usually know why. Is that a comfort? Yes, because it's logical. Does it make you happy? No, because if you think a movie is beautiful or interesting, you want to share it. It's really true; there's no accounting for taste. Sometimes you make very interesting movies that aren't meant for everybody. But this is a capitalist society, so everything conspires to put value on whether it sells or not. While we have a very strong popular culture, the roots of our culture are very shallow, and we put emphasis on how a movie does as far as the box office goes. Many years ago, it would have been vulgar to print box-office grosses in the paper. Now The New York Times does it, and it's the big story for people interested in arts and entertainment on Monday. Which is why emphasis has shifted away from filmmakers and fallen on movie stars and business people.
15I never act. I simply bring out the real animal that's in me.
16[on why he became an actor]: "You know, it shifts. When it starts out in the beginning, I think it's purely a social thing. The thing you get reinforcement for, it's a way of acting out. It's a way of getting attention. It's a way of just fitting in socially. And then, as I get older, it transforms into something else."
17[on whether good actors help other actors]: "You're always looking for good people to work with, because you feed each other. That's all."
18...it's very clear that a lot of people that have really strong instincts as actors are very often inarticulate...Sometimes, you know, classically, if someone's very intellectual, they aren't as connected to the doing of things. And the doing is really the key to finding the emotionality and the spirit of things.
19I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump.
20The worst thing is to get involved with people who aren't passionate about what they're doing.
21Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin.
22I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, 'Man, you were so honest - can't you have some fun? Can't you do some really down and dirty lying?' But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I'll be punished.
23Casting people feel that they have to get someone who looks a certain way, and I think that the jury is still out whether people find me attractive or not.
24I don't think people want to see me as a regular guy, besides, I'm a regular guy in real life. I guess I just want to be reckless in my work.
25[on his role in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)]: "To this day, I can't believe I was so brazen to think I could pull off the Jesus role."

#Trademark
1Deeply lined face that can be contorted to frightening effect
2Prominent cheekbones
3Characters that often meet a grim fate
4Psychotic unstable characters
5Low-key, yet gravelly voice

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