Willem Dafoe Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


24th November 2015

Fact: Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe will be the toast of the upcoming Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco, where they will be honoured with career accolades. Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, South Korean director Park Chan-Wook and Moroccan cinematographer Kamal Derkaoui will also be among those feted at the 2015 event, which runs from 4 to 12 December (15).


29th October 2015

Fact: Willem Dafoe has joined Nicolas Cage in director Paul Schrader's adaptation of author Eddie Bunker's crime thriller Dog Eat Dog. The Grand Budapest Hotel star will join production on the film, which recently began. The Raging Bull director's movie will centre on a trio of ex-convicts hired for a kidnapping, which goes awry.


21st July 2014

Fact: Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe and Sarah Silverman will be among the special guest stars during the next season of The Simpsons.


7th October 2013

Fact: Actor Willem Dafoe is returning for the sequel to his 2003 animated movie Finding Nemo. The actor will reprise the voiceover role of Gill in Finding Dory, which is set for release in 2016.


4th October 2013

Quote: "I saw a trailer for the first Spider-Man reboot and I thought, 'This is crazy! It's not shot for shot, but it's the same story'. I thought, 'This is sort of a cynical approach to making money!'" Actor Willem Dafoe is not a fan of the rebooted Spider-Man films. He starred as the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's 2002 version of the hero's origin story, alongside Tobey Maguire and James Franco.


10th September 2012

Quote: "Platoon's pretty good, The Last Temptation of Christ isn't bad - if you can call that a death." Actor Willem Dafoe on his favourite death scenes.


27th October 2009

Quote: "I try to tell a joke and I always get distracted. I can't remember the important part! Maybe that's why I'm an actor, the important part is scripted out for you!" Spider-Man star Willem Dafoe has no comedy skills.


25th August 2009

Fact: WALL-E director Andrew Stanton's movie adaptation of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' JOHN CARTER OF MARS is becoming a star-studded affair - British trio Samantha Morton, Polly Walker and Dominic West have been added to the cast. The threesome will join Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe in the Disney film, which chronicles a Civil War veteran's mysterious transportation to Mars.


17th July 2009

Fact: Spider-Man villain, actor Willem Dafoe is turning shades of green again on the big screen. Dafoe, who last played the GREEN GOBLIN on the big screen in 2007, will play loveable green Martian warrior TARS TARKAS alongside Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins in upcoming Disney film JOHN CARTER OF MARS.


16th May 2009

Fact: Scottish actor Alan Cumming is in talks to take over Willem Dafoe's role as the GREEN GOBLIN in the upcoming SPIDER-MAN Broadway musical. Dafoe played the part on the big screen.


6th May 2009

Quote: "I love to wash dishes after small dinner parties. I'm always disappointed when I see a dishwasher's been hired." Actor Willem Dafoe would rather roll up his sleeves than relax so his dinner hosts don't get their hands dirty.


15th April 2008

Fact: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST star Willem Dafoe has died on the big screen more times than any other living actor.


27th May 2006

Fact: Spider-Man villain Willem Dafoe is reportedly set to go bad again as Mr Bean's nemesis in the long-awaited sequel to the hit 1997 Rowan Atkinson film BEAN. The film started shooting in France earlier this week (beg22MAY06).


13th September 2005

Fact: <p>Acclaimed actors Willem Dafoe and Ben Gazzara will be honoured with the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. </p>


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