Willem Dafoe Breaks Down His Career, from 'The Boondock Saints' to 'Spider-Man' | Vanity Fair

Willem Dafoe discusses the roles that make up his film career, including "The Wooster Group," "Heaven's Gate," "The Loveless," "Platoon," "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Wild at Heart," "The Boondock Saints," "Shadow of the Vampire," "Spider-Man," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "Antichrist," "The Florida Project," "At Eternity's Gate," "The Lighthouse" and "Motherless Brooklyn."

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  • can't believe this man is over 60 years old

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  • You know I’m somewhat of and actir myself.

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  • Loved him in The Lighthouse

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  • What about Roadhouse 66, To Live And Die In LA, Mississippi Burning ????????????

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  • Willem Dafoe for Joker!!!

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  • Legend. All that needs to be said.

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  • Where is streets of fire!???

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  • I’ll always call him daddy dafoe bc of pewdiepie

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  • Dude i need to see this guy play the joker cmon!!!

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  • Platoon is still my favorite.

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  • Platoon was created in The Philippines!!?? wow.

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  • Dude, what about "To Live and Die in LA"? 1985, one of the best..

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  • My favorite was his character in Mr. Bean's Holiday, Carson Clay.

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  • To Live and Die in L.A. was a very good performance.

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  • This dude looks like my dad. I never got scared by the green goblin cause I always thought of that scene with him in the test tube thingy and just thought of “wow, that looks like my dad when he’s mad lol”

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  • Always liked Willem, a great talent and versatile actor. He also seems like a really down to earth genuine guy, the type if you were to meet him in a public setting he would be happy to have a conversation with you and take a pic. Respect.

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  • Where was nemo?

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  • Apparently Willem was too nice of a guy to say…”Hey, you guys forgot about To Live and Die in L.A.”

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  • I’m contemplating becoming a voice actor. I’ve got an adaptable voice and I could act a little bit. Not greatly like this man here.

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  • The lighthouse is my favorite movie

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  • i'm really sad that he never get to play joker, he would have been perfect

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  • It seems that when I'm perusing Netflix, a lotta the time , it's "Oh , hey... Willem Dafoe is in this........ crank it up!""

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  • Such a great guy

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  • There’s this guy who works at my local foods co and he looks like him and when u was little I said hey u look like green goblin

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  • 9:49 you are welcome

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  • Such a awesome person

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  • David Goggins was so inspired by Willem's role in the Platoon. Goggins always give credit to that powerful scene. Both Goggins and Willem amazing gents!

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  • God i love his voice

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  • Why didn't they mention John Wick 2? He's such an amazing actor. What a free spirit he has. The way he describes things is so beautiful, " like a color on a canvas." He seems like the kind of guy you wanna have drink with and just listen to him talk about anything. Fascinating.

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  • Where tf is mister beans holiday

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  • one of my favorite actors

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  • No mr bean movie ? Tragic

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  • I am Willem Dafoe and my face looks like Gorillaz animated music clip character

  • neace???

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  • He's great, but never became a huge star.

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  • How was speed not on this list lol...

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  • I Seriously Believe Willem Is Not Dafoe. Willem Is Dafriend.

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  • I'm mad coz I loved his role in Mr.bean... Carson clay

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  • I'd like to see him in a film with Frances McDormand...brother and sister. They fight alot but love wins. Brilliant actor- love his attitude and the variety of colorful characters he can play. Willem doesn't play one type of role and always surprises us. Unpredictable. I would like to be that type of actor!😊💜

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  • I friggin love this guy

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  • Streets of Fire!

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  • Such s nice guy!

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  • He had a bit part in “ the hunger”

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  • Cool

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  • 00:30 Don't associate the holiest place on earth with an unclean place like New York , do not you dare.

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  • "The chicken is in the pot, over."

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  • Boondock Saints amazing

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  • The one movie he starred in you didn't mention and is my favorite....Streets of Fire. The first movie I feel in love with Diane Lane!!! Such a beauty

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  • 10:03 Hearing Willem Dafoe say “Spider Man” took me back to my childhood

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  • This interview gave me such a new found appreciation of and respect for Mr. Dafoe.

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  • Streets of fire.

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  • His acting/role in The Last of the Mohicans is a masterpiece

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  • I thought he was Dutch because his name is Willem

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  • Where is "Mississippi Burning"?

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  • Everytime this man speaks I always picture Green Goblin.

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  • Some clown makeup would be would interesting. I mean he's always got a smile on his face🤡

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  • I realize he's such a boring actor.

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  • "I am a colour on the canvas, and I love that." Well said.

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  • Anyone else think this guy would make a great Joker?

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  • I can't help it, he is norman

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  • God Speed Spiderman!

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  • i love him so much

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  • someone explains to me why he said i went to mecca 0:32

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  • It's fascinating how when I looked at his face, the only thing that changed was his hair color

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  • William asked about a Circus movie? What about Mirror Mask? Also why didn’t he talk about his roll in “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant?”

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  • "You weren't even there maaaaan".

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  • Loved watching this. I thought Dafoe would be a typical narcissist in Hollywood, but he's so down to Earth and approachable here. He's has such a long career. He knows why he took certain roles and remembers detailed experiences he had in each role. I wish he would have covered 'Streets of Fire' too. He should write a memoir. He's very good at describing his experiences, and they are very interesting.

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  • Love him in lighthouse omg wow what a film

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  • I will create a story just to have Willem Defoe play in it

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  • Legend.

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  • Deaad

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  • I always loved him as John Clark. One of my favorite characters in Tom Clancy novels. He did a great job

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  • He is one of my favorite childhood actors! Very talented and charismatic!

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  • What a legend

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  • Backk

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  • Cool, cool dude.

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  • "The hunter" was also a great movie.

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  • I love William even more now

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  • After seeing his thought process about his career really gives you a different opinion about him and he seems to respects everyone he works with. Would love to see how he feels about people he doesn’t respect

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  • dafoe is 1 of the great actors. he's distinct. and genuine. and isnt afraid to take on different types of movie roles. he was a great bad guy in to live and die in l.a. .

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  • What about mississippi burning.......?

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  • Got much Love for this guy

  • I know the deathnote movie was like bad but he seemed like the perfect casting choice for ryuk

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  • How can you leave out Streets of Fire? Epic cult classic.

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  • Great video!

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  • Willem dafoe presented a clear and present danger here.

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  • He is my favorite actor.

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  • Idk why but I loved him The Hunter.

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  • This Man Made my Childhood

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  • Was William Dafoe good-looking in the loveless? Lmfao weird

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  • the boondock saints ... oscar job! thx for that!

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  • No To Live and Die in LA? No Streets of Fire? Tsk tsk tsk

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  • Mississippi burning and platoon.. 💯

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  • Boondock saints gave me chills when I first watched it.

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  • So you’re just not going to mention Mississippi burning? That was my favorite

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  • Great Actor, Great Person.

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  • Willem Dafoe is my favorite actor.

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  • What? I thought he was a scientist.

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  • Godspeed Spi-Da-Mann!

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