Willem Dafoe

Actor, Film actor

1955 –

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Who is Willem Dafoe?

Willem Dafoe is an American film, stage, and voice actor, and a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group. He has had roles in a wide range of films, including Platoon, Affliction, Off Limits, Streets of Fire, To Live and Die in L.A., Born on the Fourth of July, The English Patient, The Last Temptation of Christ, Mississippi Burning, Mr. Bean's Holiday, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Boondock Saints, Spider-Man, and The Aviator. He has also had voice roles in both Fantastic Mr. Fox and Finding Nemo.

Dafoe has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice - for Platoon in 1986 and for Shadow of the Vampire in 2000.

On September 6, 2013, it was announced that he will be playing the role of Peter Van Houten in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.

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Born
Jul 22, 1955
Appleton
Also known as
  • William Dafoe, Jr.
  • William J. Dafoe
  • Willem
  • Billy
  • William Dafoe
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Einstein Middle School
  • Appleton East High School
  • Lawrence University
Lived in
  • Appleton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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