Willem Dafoe sat for a conversation for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation late last year to discuss his performance in Edward Norton’s film, Motherless Brooklyn.
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Willem Dafoe spoke about portraying real-life figures in many of his films and how Wes Anderson could probably convince him to play just about any role.
Actor Willem Dafoe talks about about the “pleasure” he receives from performing and how he feels it even when his roles take him to different places.
Dafoe spoke about working on The Florida Project, in which he was the only professional actor in a major role and working with the young cast.
“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…
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.
Trailer: ‘John Carter’ starring Taylor Kitsch, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
In Theaters: March 9, 2012
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).
Trailer: ‘Fireflies in the Garden’ starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson
In Theaters: October 14, 2011
Trailer: “John Carter” starring Taylor Kitsch, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe
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