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Willem Dafoe

Actor
Male
Born Jul 22, 1955
Age 60
Hometown Appleton, Wiscons...
Height 5' 9½" (17...
Nationality American
Alma Mater Drama, University...
High School Appleton East Hig...
Other Names Dafoe, William

Willem Dafoe is an American film, stage, and voice actor, and a founding 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.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on July 22, 1955.

TWENTIES

1976 20 Years Old Dafoe studied drama at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, but left after a year and a half to join the experimental theater company Theatre X in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before moving to New York City in 1976. … Read More
1981 25 Years Old Dafoe, who would continue with the Wooster Group into the 2000s, began his film career in 1981, when he was cast in Heaven's Gate only to see his role removed from the film during editing. … Read More

THIRTIES

1988 32 Years Old In 1988, Dafoe starred in another film set during the Vietnam War, this time as CID Agent Buck McGriff in Off Limits. … Read More
1989 33 Years Old Before that, he was briefly considered for the role of the Joker by Tim Burton and Sam Hamm for 1989's Batman. … Read More
1991 35 Years Old He starred in the erotic drama Body of Evidence with Madonna. In 1991, Dafoe portrayed a Manhattan drug dealer in the Paul Schrader film Light Sleeper. … Read More

FORTIES

1998 42 Years Old In 1998 he was the brother of Nick Nolte and son of James Coburn in another Schrader film, Affliction. … Read More
2002 46 Years Old From 2002-2007, he played the villain Green Goblin in the Spider-Man trilogy.
2005 49 Years Old Dafoe married Italian actress, director, and screenwriter Giada Colagrande on March 25, 2005, a year after the two had met in Rome at the premiere of one of her films.

FIFTIES

2007 51 Years Old In 2007 he was also a member of the jury of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival.
2010 54 Years Old Dafoe said in 2010, "We were having lunch and I said: 'Do you want to get married tomorrow?'" They did so the following afternoon at a small ceremony with two friends as witnesses. … Read More
2011 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Dafoe began narrating a series of television commercials for the Greek yogurt company Fage. … Read More
2013 57 Years Old Dafoe appeared as the Devil in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 2013 Super Bowl ad in which Usher and Kate Upton also appear. … Read More
2014 58 Years Old In April 2014, he was announced as a member of the main competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More
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