Willem Dafoe is celebrating his 65th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Popular actor Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, Platoon, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 65th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Dafoe, a cultural icon
Born in Appleton on July 22, 1955, Willem Dafoe's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Dafoe's not just a great actor, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Willem hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Willem Dafoe as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 65.
Happy Birthday, Willem, you're the best!
Willem Dafoe career in pictures
- Death Note (2017)
- The Great Wall (2016)
- The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
- Nymphomaniac (2013)
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
- Antichrist (2009)
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
- The Aviator (2004)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Spider-Man (2002)
- Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
- Affliction (1997)
- The English Patient (1996)
- Mississippi Burning (1988)
- Platoon (1986)
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