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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

American actor (1955-)
July 22, 1955 (68 years old)
everywhere in theaters starting December 25th 2024
U.S. 2024. Horror by Robert Eggers with Bill Skarsgard, Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult. Remake of F.W. Murnau's masterpiece by the director of "The Witch" and "The Northman".
U.S. 2023. Science-fiction by Yorgos Lanthimos with Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo. In the 19th century, in England, a scientist with unorthodox methods brings a pregnant woman back to life by transplanting the brain of her infant.
Runtime: 141 min.
U.S. 2023. Dramatic comedy by Patricia Arquette with Patricia Arquette, Willem Dafoe, Camila Morrone. A college graduate becomes the assistant of an eccentric journalist.
Runtime: 107 min.
U.S. 2023. Thriller by Vasilis Katsoupis with Willem Dafoe, Eliza Stuyck, Josia Krug. After the security system goes haywire, a man is trapped in a hyper-luxurious Manhattan apartment where he has come to steal valuable art.
Runtime: 105 min.
G.-B. 2022. Adventures by Robert Eggers with Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Claes Bang. A Viking prince takes terrible revenge on his father’s murderers.
Runtime: 136 min.
Can. 2022. Western by Walter Hill with Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan. A famous bounty hunter, in charge of finding a teacher kidnapped by a deserter, crosses paths with his sworn enemy, an outlaw he had sent to prison.
Runtime: 114 min.
U.S. 2021. Thriller by Guillermo del Toro with Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. In the late 1930s, a charismatic con man teams up with a psychiatrist even more formidable than himself.
Runtime: 150 min.
U.S. 2021. Drama by Paul Schrader with Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Tiffany Haddish. While touring American casinos, a gambler and former military man meets a troubled young man, who proposes to join forces to take revenge on a common enemy.
Runtime: 112 min.
U.S. 2021. Fantasy by Jon Watts with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch. Wanting everyone to forget he’s Spider-Man, teenager Peter Parker causes cosmic chaos that brings back his old enemies.
Runtime: 155 min.
It. 2020. Psychological drama by Abel Ferrara with Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney. Putting an end to his imposed exile in an inn in the depths of Siberia, a 60-year-old American leaves by dog sled to find himself.
Runtime: 92 min.
U.S. 2019. Crime drama by Edward Norton with Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin. In 1950s Brooklyn, a private detective with Tourette’s syndrome investigates the murder of his boss.
Runtime: 144 min.
It. 2019. Drama by Abel Ferrara with Willem Dafoe, Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara. The personal and professional challenges of a New York filmmaker who lives in Rome with his young Moldavian wife and young daughter.
Runtime: 116 min.
U.S. 2019. Psychological drama by Robert Eggers with Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman. In New England at the end of the 19th century, tensions mount between two lighthouse keepers on an inhospitable island cut off from the rest of the world.
Runtime: 110 min.
U.S. 2018. Science-fiction by James Wan with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson. Son of an Atlantean queen and a deadly lighthouse keeper, a fish-man tries to stop his half-brother from destroying humanity.
Runtime: 143 min.
Parental Guidance
U.S. 2018. Musical drama by Brady Corbet with Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy. Marked by a dramatic past and early motherhood, an alcoholic and unstable pop star attempts a comeback, during the promotional tour for her new album.
Runtime: 110 min.
G.-B. 2018. Biography by Julian Schnabel with Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac. In the late 1880s, painter Vincent Van Gogh followed Paul Gauguin’s advice and moved to Arles, where he would create some of his greatest works.
Runtime: 102 min.
G.-B. 2017. Science-fiction by Tommy Wirkola with Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe. In a future where birth control is regulated, seven identical twins trick the system.
Runtime: 123 min.
U.S. 2017. Fantasy by Zhang Yimou with Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal. In medieval China, two European mercenaries participate in the defence of the Great Wall that is threatened by hordes of monsters that are trying to wipe out the human race.
Runtime: 103 min.
U.S. 2017. Crime drama by Kenneth Branagh with Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Johnny Depp. In 1934, on a trans-European luxury train stopped by an avalanche, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American businessman.
Runtime: 114 min.
U.S. 2017. Dramatic comedy by Sean Baker with Brooklynn Prince, Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite. In a seedy motel on the outskirts of Disney World, a six-year-old girl, left to fend for herself by her delinquent mother, spends her summer getting into trouble with her friends.
Runtime: 116 min.
Can. 2016. Drama by Mark Williams with Gerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe. A headhunter, ambitious and ruthless to his competitors, must rethink his priorities when his son is diagnosed with a serious illness.
Runtime: 108 min.
U.S. 2016. Police comedy by Paul Schrader with Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook. Three ex-convicts, tired of petty theft, play for all they
U.S. 2014. Thriller by Chad Stahelski with Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen. In New York City, a former hitman returns to seek revenge on the son of a Russian kingpin who stole his car and killed the puppy his deceased wife left him.
Runtime: 96 min.
It. 2014. Drama by Abel Ferrara with Willem Dafoe, Adriana Asti, Ninetto Davoli. Marked with great creative fervor, the last days of the poet, novelist and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, who was assassinated on November 2, 1975 on the beach of Ostia, a suburb of Rome.
Runtime: 86 min.
U.S. 2014. Comedy by Wes Anderson with Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan. In 1985 in a run-down Hungarian hotel, a writer is told by the owner about the splendid years of this neo-romantic palace during the interwar period.
Runtime: 100 min.
U.S. 2014. Mores drama by Chris Brinker with Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Tom Berenger. To infiltrate the most powerful crime ring in the Baton Rouge area, a police detective uses a professional killer he just arrested.
U.S. 2014. Sentimental drama by Josh Boone with Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe. At a support group meeting for young cancer patients, a lonely teenage girl falls in love with a boy her own age who has lost a leg.
Runtime: 125 min.
Dan. 2013. Mores drama by Lars von Trier with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf. Welcomed by a good Samaritan, a woman who has just been beaten up in an alley tells the stranger about key events of her life as a nymphomaniac.
Runtime: 326 min.
U.S. 2013. Thriller by Scott Cooper with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson. Upon learning that his debt-ridden brother has been killed after participating in a fistfight, a labourer sets out to find the murderer, a psychopathic drug manufacturer.
Runtime: 115 min.
U.S. 2013. Fantasy by Stephen Sommers with Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe. A young cook who can communicate with the dead helps the police arrest dangerous criminals.
Runtime: 93 min.
All. 2013. Spy drama by Anton Corbijn with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigory Dobrygin. In Hamburg, the German secret service is following a suspected Islamist terrorist from a distance, hoping he will lead them to the head of his network.
Runtime: 122 min.
Dan. 2013. Mores drama by Lars von Trier with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf. Authorized by her husband to seek her pleasure outside their marital bed, a nymphomaniac unable to reach orgasm calls upon a specialist in sadomasochism.
Runtime: 124 min.
U.S. 2012. Fantasy by Andrew Stanton with Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe. In 1868, a southern captain is mysteriously transported to Mars where his exploits earn him the respect of the peoples of the red planet.
Runtime: 132 min.
Runtime: 82 min.
Aust. 2011. Adventures by Daniel Nettheim with Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill. An American bounty hunter attempts to capture a Tasmanian tiger for a mysterious client.
Runtime: 102 min.
Fr. 2010. Social drama by Julian Schnabel with Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Yasmine Al Masri. In Israel, the opposing positions of a peaceful woman who founded an orphanage for Palestinian children, and one of her students who has been influenced by her terrorist lover.
Runtime: 112 min.
Dan. 2009. Horror by Lars von Trier with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, Storm Acheche Sahlstrom. Depressed since the accidental death of her toddler, a young woman receives therapy from her husband, a psychologist, in their cottage deep in a mysterious woods.
Runtime: 104 min.
Aust. 2009. Horror by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig with Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan. In 2019, on a vampire-dominated Earth, a hematologist is tasked with finding a synthetic substitute for human blood when it runs out.
Runtime: 98 min.
U.S. 2009. Drama by Werner Herzog with Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny. Called to a murder scene, a police inspector tries to reason with a theater actor who, obsessed with the Greek tragedy ""Orestes,"" has just killed his mother and locked himself in his home with two hostages.
Runtime: 91 min.


V.O.: L'Affaire Farewell
Fr. 2009. Spy drama by Christian Carion with Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Alexandra Maria Lara. In 1981, in Moscow, a French engineer becomes the intermediary for a KGB colonel who provides information to the West in the hope of provoking a new revolution in the USSR.
Runtime: 113 min.

The Dust of Time

V.O.: Trilogia II: I Skoni Tou Hronou
Runtime: 125 min.
All. 2008. Drama by Paul Schrader with Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi. The stay of a German magician and telepath, survivor of the Holocaust, in an experimental sanatorium in Israel.
Runtime: 106 min.
U.S. 2007. Thriller by Henry Miller with Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Clea DuVall. A tormented policeman investigates a string of horrific murders that are similar to another series of murders he thought he had solved.
U.S. 2007. Drama by Dennis Lee with Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson. A novelist about to publish a book about his strained relationship with his overbearing father must instead deal with the sudden death of his mother in an accident.
Runtime: 99 min
G.-B. 2007. Comedy by Steve Bendelack with Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma De Caunes. After winning a trip to the Côte d'Azur, an English oddball has various adventures while crossing France.
Runtime: 89 min.
U.S. 2007. Dramatic comedy by Abel Ferrara with Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine.
Runtime: 105 min.
U.S. 2006. Crime drama by Spike Lee with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. A detective's mission negotiating the release of hostages from bank robbers is compromised when an emissary of the bank
Runtime: 128 min.
U.S. 2005. Spy drama by Lee Tamahori with Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe. A hard-hitting secret agent is tasked with foiling a deadly coup in the White House.
Runtime: 101 min.
U.S. 2004. Thriller by Tim Hunter with Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez. A psychopath sentenced to death agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a top-secret trial of a drug meant to suppress murderous impulses.
Runtime: 104 min.
G.-B. 2004. Drama by Paul McGuigan with Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Gina McKee. In 1380, a defrocked priest who has joined a group of travelling actors seeks to exonerate a deaf-mute accused of murder.
U.S. 2004. Thriller by Pieter Jan Brugge with Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe. When a Pittsburgh businessman is kidnapped, his wife collaborates with the FBI to rescue him.
Runtime: 94 min.
U.S. 2004. Comedy by Wes Anderson with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett. A declining oceanographer goes on an expedition, flanked by a so-called illegitimate son and a journalist fleeing a troubled personal life.
Runtime: 119 min.
U.S. 2003. Animation by Andrew Stanton. A tropical fish goes in search of his son who was captured by a diver.
Runtime: 101 min.
U.S. 2002. Biography by Paul Schrader with Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson. A sitcom comedian who publicly portrays himself as a paragon of virtue is actually living a life devoted to sex and pornography.
Runtime: 107 min.
U.S. 2002. Fantasy by Sam Raimi with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe. After being bitten by a mutant spider, a shy highschool student acquires amazing abilities that allow him to become a vigilante.
Runtime: 121 min.
U.S. 2000. Drama by Steve Buscemi with Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Seymour Cassel. A young inmate becomes the protege of a convict who exerts his power over the other prisoners and guards of a penitentiary.
U.S. 2000. Drama by Mary Harron with Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon. A young narcissistic, refined and materialistic yuppie turns into a sadistic serial killer at night.
G.-B. 2000. Fantasy by E. Elias Merhige with John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier. In 1921, a filmmaker recruits a real vampire to play in an adaptation of Dracula.
Runtime: 92 min.
U.S. 2000. Mores drama by Yim Ho with Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Shek Sau. In 1938 in China, an American missionary falls in love with one of the concubines of a rich lord.
U.S. 2000. Thriller by Rune Bendixen with Olivier Martinez, Michelle Forbes, Willem Dafoe. His daughter having been gored by a bull, a mafioso asks his men for the head of the irresponsible boyfriend of the deceased.
Runtime: 90 min.
U.S. 1999. Crime drama by Troy Duffy with Sean Patrick Flanery, Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus. Two young brothers from Boston improvise themselves as vigilantes in order to clean the city of its many mafiosi.
Runtime: 108 min.
Can. 1999. Science-fiction by David Cronenberg with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Don McKellar. The designer of a revolutionary virtual game and her bodyguard come up against extremists who oppose this type of entertainment.
Runtime: 98 min.
U.S. 1998. Science-fiction by Abel Ferrara with Christopher Walken, Asia Argento, Willem Dafoe. In the future, two agents hire a seductress to convince a scientist to offer his services to a large corporation.
Runtime: 93 min.
U.S. 1998. Fantasy by Paul Auster with Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, Willem Dafoe. A saxophonist, whose career ended after a serious injury, discovers a mysterious stone that helps him to find true love.
U.S. 1997. Crime drama by Jan De Bont with Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe.
Runtime: 125 min.
U.S. 1997. Psychological drama by Paul Schrader with Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek. Various incidents plunge the only police officer in a small town into a family and professional crisis.
Runtime: 114 min.
U.S. 1996. Sentimental drama by Anthony Minghella with Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Runtime: 162 min.
G.-B. 1995. Drama by Mark Peploe with Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Rufus Sewell.
Runtime: 99 min.

Tom and Viv

V.O.: Tom & Viv
G.-B. 1994. Biography by Brian Gilbert with Miranda Richardson, Willem Dafoe, Rosemary Harris. A young poet marries a girl from a good family without knowing that she suffers from a mental imbalance.
Runtime: 125 min.
U.S. 1994. Spy drama by Phillip Noyce with Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer.
Runtime: 141 min.
U.S. 1992. Crime drama by Roger Donaldson with Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke. In order to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a crook, a police officer decides to take the latter
Runtime: 101 min.

Faraway, So Close!

V.O.: In Weiter Ferne, So Nah!
All. 1992. Tale by Wim Wenders with Otto Sander, Horst Buchholz, Willem Dafoe. An angel who was granted a short period of human life on Earth must relearn to live as a mortal.
Runtime: 140 min.
U.S. 1992. Court drama by Uli Edel with Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna. A lawyer falls under the poisonous spell of a client accused of killing her lover to collect an inheritance.
Runtime: 99 min.
U.S. 1991. Mores drama by Paul Schrader with Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany. A drug delivery man begins to question his illicit activities and becomes aware of his loneliness.
Runtime: 103 min.

Wild at heart

V.O.: Wild at Heart
U.S. 1990. Mores drama by David Lynch with Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe. A thug and his mistress are trying to escape from killers who have been sent after them by the young woman's mother.
Runtime: 125 min.
U.S. 1990. War drama by John Milius with Brad Johnson, Willem Dafoe, Danny Glover. In Vietnam, two American pilots arrested for disobeying an order decide to fly to the aid of their leader in peril.
Runtime: 115 min.
U.S. 1989. Biography by Robert M. Young with Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Wendy Gazelle. A Greek Jew imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp survives by participating in boxing matches for the amusement of his guards.
Runtime: 120 min.