"All performing is about control and discipline versus abandon and just letting go." - Willem Dafoe
Dafoe spoke about why he seeks out unique projects... and why that doesn't include television work
Monsters! Thousands of ‘em! You can't go wrong!
A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn (The American) directs this modern day thriller with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast. Synopsis: Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, ... Read more
I hope Anderson adds Fiennes to his growing list of actors who he works with because this collaboration is well worth seeing again and again.
Willem Dafoe remains one of those actors who is as versatile as he is prolific -- he regularly appears in about 3 movies per year, ranging from expensive studio projects like Spider-Man and John Carter to independent films like this year's 4:44 Last Day on Earth and The Hunter.
Dafoe admits that he can't believe the success he's enjoyed over the last two decades.
You can look for Willem Dafoe in Disney's sci-fi action/adventure film John Carter, but you'll only hear his distinctive voice coming out of the mouth of Tar Tarkas, the nine-foot-tall, four-armed green Martian who leads his people, the Tharks.
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first 10-minute from Andrew Stanton's John Carter.
With his next film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth making its United States debut at the New York Film Festival, Dafoe has a lot to say about the city that he calls half-home (he lives the part of the year in Italy).
Director: Andrew Stanton Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe