Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe is a legendary American actor who portrays the ‘bad guy’ roles in his films.

He is well-known for his role in the Marvel film Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3 which earned him a nomination for Best Villain in the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. He has received several awards due to his professional way of interpreting his characters in movies. Read on to find out more about this thespian, including his net worth.

What makes Willem Dafoe famous?

A well-known personality, Willem Dafoe was born as William J. Dafoe. Willem Dafoe is best known for his role as Max Schreck in the 2000, metafiction horror film, Shadow of the Vampire, directed by, E. Elias Merhige. As well as Willem was nominated for an Oscar for playing a role in this movie. He is also well-known for the role of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin in the 2002 film Spider-Man earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Villain.

Who are the parents of Willem Dafoe?

Back to his early life, Willem was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is mixed (German, English, Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish, and French).

His mother’s name is Muriel Isabel Dafoe and his father’s name is William Alfred Dafoe. His father was a surgeon by profession. Before making his acting debut, Dafoe toured with an avant-garde theater group across the USA and Europe. Although, he has five sisters and one brother. He was raised by his sisters as his parents were busy with their profession.

Willem completed his elementary education at the Junior School in Appleton, Wisconsin, where is best known as ”Billy”. Besides, Willem enrolled at Appleton East High School. After completing high school, Dafoe went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he studied drama. After a year, Dafoe left the University and joined the Theater X, an experimental theater company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

When did Willem Dafoe pursue her acting career?

The actor who enjoys a successful career in Hollywood, Willem Dafoe made his first step in the Hollywood, film industry through the 1980 movie named, Heaven’s Gate as Willy. The handsome actor, Willem Dafoe is one who has established himself as a renowned actor in Hollywood all because of his talent.

Coming from a middle-class background Dafoe had face lots of trouble at the beginning of his career. After his debut movie, Dafoe has featured in number of movies and most of them are appreciated by the audience. Some of his hit’s movies,

  1. New York Nights(1984)
  2. Streets of Fire(1984)
  3. Platoon(1986)
  4. Wild At Heart (1990)
  5. Light Sleepers(1992)
  6. The English Patient(1996)
  7. Shadow of the Vampire(2000)
  8. Spider-Man(2002)
  9. Auto Focus(2002)
  10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou(2004)
  11. Antichrist(2009)
  12. The Hunter(2011)
  13. Aquaman (2018) and so on.

Besides, Dafoe made his television debut on the television series named, The Hitchhiker as Jeffrey Hunt. Then, Dafoe featured in numerous tv series like,

  • Fishing with John(1991)
  • The Simpsons(1997)
  • American Experience(2010)
  • The Simpsons(2014) and much more.

Does Willem Dafoe honor with awards?

Willem was honored with numerous awards for the 2000 movie, Shadow of the Vampire as Max Schreck.

  • Fantasporto’s International Fantasy Film Award.
  • Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival’s President Award for Outstanding Creative Performance.
  • Independent Spirit Award.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • Phoenix Film Critics Association.
  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Sitges Film Festival’s Gran Angular Award.

To whom Willem Dafoe married?

Moving towards his personal life, he has relationship status ups and downs and highs and lows but he has managed well to overcome those difficult times in his life. He was dating his girlfriend Elizabeth LeCompte before the couple decided to convert their alleged affair into a marital relationship and got married. The couple tied the knot in the year 1977 and started living as husband and wife. They have a son, Jack Dafoe.

Sadly it was not meant to be and because of some serious problems, the couple parted their ways. They went through the process of divorce in the year 2004 and ended their relationship on a sad note. Then he moved on with his life and started dating Giada Colagrande. The couple got married on 5th March 2005 and till now they are going very strong. He is not gay as he has a son from his first wife. He might have plans to have more children in the near future.

How much net worth does Willem Dafoe own?

Willem paved his road to success and fame with his hard work and dedication. He made most of his money through his movies and tv series.

As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.

How tall is  Willem Dafoe?

Observing his body statistics, Willem Dafoe has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His body weighs 78kg. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosure, we will let you know.

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