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Willem was born under the official name Dafoe, William J. on July 22nd, 1955. He has been a credited actor since the 1984 film Streets of Fire.
Willem Dafoe is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in seven films including the 2009 drama film Antichrist as the character He, the 2007 comedy movie Go Go Tales playing Ray Ruby and the 2005 action release xXx: State of the Union cast as General George Deckert.
Willem has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in thirty-four films including: the 2014 drama film The Fault in Our Stars as the character Van Houten, the 2014 action movie John Wick playing Marcus and the 2013 crime release Out of the Furnace cast as John Petty.
His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2002 action film Spider-Man, which brought in $404,000,000 at the box office.
Willem is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least three magazines, captured in more than four pictorials, interviewed in over thirteen publications and featured in ten magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two biographical films.
As an actor Willem Dafoe has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Sgt. Elias in the 1986 film Platoon. Willem Dafoe was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Max Schreck in the 2000 movie Shadow of the Vampire .