Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe Movies and TV Shows

William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, in addition to receiving nominations for four Academy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a British Academy Film Award. He frequently collaborates with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson. Dafoe was an early member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group. 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 (as Best Supporting Actor) for his role as Sergeant Elias Grodin in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon (1986). In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and costarred in Mississippi Burning, both of which were controversial. After receiving his second Academy Award nomination (as Best Supporting Actor) for portraying Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Dafoe portrayed 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) earning him the Guinness World Record for the "longest career as a live-action Marvel character". He also portrayed the villains in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and XXX: State of the Union (2005), as well 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), The Florida Project (2017) (for which he received his third Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category), The Lighthouse (2019), The French Dispatch, and Nightmare Alley (both 2021). He portrayed Nuidis Vulko in the DC Extended Universe films Aquaman (2018), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022). 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).

Personal info

  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 7/22/1955 (68 years old)
  • Place of birth: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
  • nationality: American
  • height: 1.78 m
  • Net worth: $40,000,000
  • instagram: willemdafoesact
Year
Genre
IMDB
TMDB
Available on the following streaming services in the United States
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
role:
Wolf Jackson
Not available
2024

Comedy

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Not available
2023

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.6
68%
Poor Things
IMDB 8.0
TMDB 78%
role:
Godwin Baxter
2023

Comedy

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.0
78%
Asteroid City
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 65%
role:
Saltzburg Keitel
2023

Comedy

Drama

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.5
65%
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
IMDB 8.6
TMDB 84%
role:
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (archive footage) (uncredited)
2023

Action

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.6
84%
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Inside
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 56%
role:
Nemo
2023

Drama

Thriller

5.5
56%
Dead for a Dollar
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 58%
role:
Joe Cribbens
2022

Thriller

Western

5.4
58%
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 70%
role:
Self
Not available
2022

Documentary

6.5
70%
Not available
The Northman
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 71%
role:
Heimir the Fool
2022

Action

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

7.0
71%
Spider-Man: No Way Home
IMDB 8.2
TMDB 80%
role:
Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
2021

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

8.2
80%
Nightmare Alley
IMDB 7.0
TMDB 70%
role:
Clement 'Clem' Hoatley & 2 more
2021

Crime

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

7.0
70%
The French Dispatch
IMDB 7.1
TMDB 72%
role:
Albert 'The Abacus'
2021

Comedy

Drama

7.1
72%
The Card Counter
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 63%
role:
Maj. John Gordo & 2 more
2021

Action

Drama

Thriller

6.2
63%
2021

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.9
82%
Siberia
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 52%
role:
Clint
2020

Adventure

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.8
52%
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The Last Thing He Wanted
IMDB 4.3
TMDB 49%
role:
Richard McMahon
2020

Drama

Thriller

4.3
49%
Tommaso
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 60%
role:
Tommaso
2020

Drama

6.2
60%
Togo
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 82%
role:
Leonhard Seppala
2019

Adventure

Family

7.9
82%
Motherless Brooklyn
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 67%
role:
Paul Randolph
2019

Drama

Thriller

6.8
67%
The Lighthouse
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 75%
role:
Thomas Wake
2019

Drama

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
75%
2019

Documentary

8.1
73%
Manou the Swift
IMDB 5.3
TMDB 66%
role:
Manou's Father (voice)
2019

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

5.3
66%
Aquaman
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 69%
role:
Nuidis Vulko
2018

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
69%
At Eternity's Gate
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 69%
role:
Vincent van Gogh
2018

Drama

6.9
69%
2018

Documentary

7.6
25%
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2018

Crime

Drama

Horror

Thriller

6.8
72%
Vox Lux
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 58%
role:
Narrator (voice)
2018

Drama

Music

5.8
58%
Mountain
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 71%
role:
Narrator (voice)
2017

Documentary

7.2
71%
Murder on the Orient Express
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 67%
role:
Gerhard Hardman & 1 more
2017

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.5
67%
The Florida Project
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 74%
role:
Bobby Hicks
2017

Drama

7.6
74%
Death Note
IMDB 4.6
TMDB 42%
role:
Ryuk (voice)
2017

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.6
42%
What Happened to Monday
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 72%
role:
Terrence Settman
2017

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
72%
A Family Man
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 67%
role:
Ed Blackridge
2017

Drama

6.5
67%
2017

Documentary

6.8
73%
The Great Wall
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 60%
role:
Ballard
2016

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.9
60%
Dog Eat Dog
IMDB 4.8
TMDB 51%
role:
Mad Dog
2016

Crime

Drama

Thriller

4.8
51%
Finding Dory
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 70%
role:
Gill (voice)
2016

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

7.2
70%
Fukushima: A Nuclear Story
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 75%
role:
Narrator
Not available
2015

Documentary

7.2
75%
Not available
John Wick
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 74%
role:
Marcus
2014

Action

Thriller

7.4
74%
Bad Country
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 56%
role:
Bud Carter
2014

Action

Crime

Drama

5.8
56%
Pasolini
IMDB 5.9
TMDB 57%
role:
Pier Paolo Pasolini
2014

Drama

History

5.9
57%
A Most Wanted Man
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 65%
role:
Tommy Brue
2014

Thriller

6.7
65%
The Fault in Our Stars
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 76%
role:
Peter van Houten
2014

Drama

Romance

7.7
76%
2014

Comedy

Drama

8.1
81%
2013

Drama

Mystery

6.6
68%
Out of the Furnace
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
John Petty
2013

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.7
66%
The Smile Man
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 73%
role:
Willem
Not available
2013

Comedy

Drama

7.3
73%
Not available
Odd Thomas
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 69%
role:
Wyatt Porter
2013

Mystery

Thriller

6.8
69%
2012

Thriller

3.6
45%
John Carter
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 62%
role:
Tars Tarkas
2012

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.6
62%
The Hunter
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 66%
role:
Martin David
2011

Adventure

Drama

Thriller

6.7
66%
2011

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

4.6
47%
Miral
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 60%
role:
Eddie
2010

Drama

History

6.2
60%
2010

Documentary

8.6
80%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
IMDB 6.1
TMDB 61%
role:
Detective Hank Havenhurst
Not available
2009

Crime

Drama

Thriller

6.1
61%
Not available
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 60%
role:
Paul Smecker (uncredited)
2009

Action

Crime

Thriller

6.2
60%
Fantastic Mr. Fox
IMDB 7.9
TMDB 78%
role:
Rat (voice)
2009

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

Family

7.9
78%
2009

Action

Adventure

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.8
58%
Daybreakers
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 63%
role:
Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
2009

Action

Horror

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.4
63%
Farewell
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 64%
role:
Feeney
Not available
2009

Drama

Thriller

6.9
64%
Not available
2009

Drama

Horror

Thriller

6.5
67%
The Dust of Time
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 63%
role:
A
Not available
2008

Drama

6.5
63%
Not available
Adam Resurrected
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 62%
role:
Commandat Klein
2008

Drama

War & Politics

6.2
62%
Fireflies in the Garden
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 62%
role:
Charles Waechter
2008

Drama

6.4
62%
To Each His Own Cinema
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 66%
role:
(segment "Occupations") (archive footage)
Not available
2007

Comedy

Drama

6.8
66%
Not available
Anamorph
IMDB 5.4
TMDB 50%
role:
Stan Aubray
Not available
2007

Crime

Thriller

5.4
50%
Not available
Spider-Man 3
IMDB 6.3
TMDB 64%
role:
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn & 1 more
2007

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.3
64%
Mr. Bean's Holiday
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 64%
role:
Carson Clay
2007

Comedy

Family

6.4
64%
The Walker
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 51%
role:
Larry Lockner
Not available
2007

Crime

Drama

Mystery

5.8
51%
Not available
Heroes
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 75%
role:
John Geiger
2006

Drama

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.5
75%
Paris, Je T'Aime
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 68%
role:
Le cow-boy (Place des Victoires)
2006

Drama

Romance

7.2
68%
Inside Man
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 74%
role:
Captain John Darius & 1 more
2006

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.6
74%
American Dreamz
IMDB 5.5
TMDB 50%
role:
Chief of Staff
2006

Comedy

Drama

Family

5.5
50%
The Boondocks
IMDB 8.5
TMDB 79%
role:
Charlie
2005

Action

Adventure

Animation

Comedy

8.5
79%
Manderlay
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 69%
role:
Grace's Father
2005

Drama

7.2
69%
xXx: State of the Union
IMDB 4.5
TMDB 50%
role:
Gen. George Octavius Deckert
2005

Action

Adventure

Crime

Mystery

Thriller

4.5
50%
The Aviator
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 72%
role:
Roland Sweet
2004

Drama

7.5
72%
2004

Adventure

Comedy

Drama

7.2
72%
Control
IMDB 6.2
TMDB 61%
role:
Dr. Michael Copeland
2004

Thriller

6.2
61%
The Clearing
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 59%
role:
Arnold Mack
2004

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

5.8
59%
Spider-Man 2
IMDB 7.5
TMDB 73%
role:
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn & 1 more
2004

Action

Adventure

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.5
73%
The Reckoning
IMDB 6.4
TMDB 64%
role:
Martin
2004

Crime

Drama

Mystery

6.4
64%
2003

Action

Drama

Mystery

6.3
63%
Finding Nemo
IMDB 8.2
TMDB 78%
role:
Gill (voice)
2003

Animation

Family

8.2
78%
Auto Focus
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 65%
role:
John Carpenter
2002

Crime

Drama

6.6
65%
Spider-Man
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 73%
role:
Green Goblin / Norman Osborn & 1 more
2002

Action

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.4
73%
2001

Comedy

Drama

Romance

6.7
66%
Animal Factory
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 63%
role:
Earl Copen
2000

Crime

Drama

6.6
63%
Shadow of the Vampire
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
Max Schreck
2000

Drama

Horror

6.9
67%
American Psycho
IMDB 7.6
TMDB 74%
role:
Detective Donald Kimball
2000

Crime

Drama

Horror

Thriller

7.6
74%
eXistenZ
IMDB 6.8
TMDB 68%
role:
Gas
1999

Action

Horror

Thriller

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

6.8
68%
New Rose Hotel
IMDB 5.1
TMDB 52%
role:
Co-Producer & 1 more
1999

Drama

Mystery

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

5.1
52%
The Boondock Saints
IMDB 7.7
TMDB 73%
role:
Paul Smecker
1999

Action

Crime

Thriller

7.7
73%
Affliction
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 64%
role:
Rolfe Whitehouse
1998

Drama

Mystery

Thriller

6.9
64%
The English Patient
IMDB 7.4
TMDB 72%
role:
David Caravaggio
1996

Drama

Romance

War & Politics

7.4
72%
The Kingdom
IMDB 8.2
TMDB 77%
role:
Lucifer
Not available
1994

Horror

Mystery

8.2
77%
Not available
1994

Action

Drama

Thriller

6.9
66%
Faraway, So Close!
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 69%
role:
Emit Flesti
1993

Drama

Romance

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

7.2
69%
Body of Evidence
IMDB 4.6
TMDB 48%
role:
Frank Dulaney
1993

Drama

Romance

Thriller

4.6
48%
White Sands
IMDB 6.0
TMDB 58%
role:
Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal
1992

Thriller

6.0
58%
Light Sleeper
IMDB 6.9
TMDB 67%
role:
John LeTour
1992

Crime

Drama

6.9
67%
Flight of the Intruder
IMDB 5.8
TMDB 55%
role:
Lt. Cmdr. Virgil 'Tiger' Cole
1991

Action

War & Politics

5.8
55%
Law & Order
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 74%
role:
The Electrician
1990

Crime

Drama

Mystery

7.8
74%
Wild at Heart
IMDB 7.2
TMDB 70%
role:
Bobby Peru
Not available
1990

Comedy

Crime

Thriller

7.2
70%
Not available
Cry-Baby
IMDB 6.5
TMDB 66%
role:
Hateful Guard at Maryland Training School for Boys
1990

Comedy

Music

Romance

6.5
66%
1989

Drama

War & Politics

7.2
70%
Mississippi Burning
IMDB 7.8
TMDB 77%
role:
Ward & 1 more
1988

Crime

Drama

Thriller

7.8
77%
1988

Drama

7.5
72%
Platoon
IMDB 8.1
TMDB 77%
role:
Sergeant Elias Gordon
1986

Action

Drama

War & Politics

8.1
77%
To Live and Die in L.A.
IMDB 7.3
TMDB 71%
role:
Eric Masters
Not available
1985

Action

Crime

Thriller

7.3
71%
Not available
Streets of Fire
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 69%
role:
Raven Shaddock
1984

Action

6.7
69%
The Hunger
IMDB 6.6
TMDB 66%
role:
2nd Phone Booth Youth
1983

Drama

Horror

6.6
66%
Heaven's Gate
IMDB 6.7
TMDB 68%
role:
Willy (uncredited)
1980

Drama

Western

6.7
68%

FAQs

Some movies or TV shows available in the United States starring or involving Willem Dafoe are, for example, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Poor Things and Asteroid City.
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