Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Overview: Biography, Net Worth and Movies of Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe, a name synonymous with captivating intensity and transformative performances, has enthralled audiences for over four decades. His career, a masterclass in versatility, spans arthouse indie flicks to Hollywood blockbusters, each role imbued with a raw charisma and depth that transcends the screen.

William James Dafoe was born in 1955 in Appleton, Wisconsin, his artistic inclinations bloomed early. He left college to pursue theatre in Wisconsin, later joining the Wooster Group in New York City, a renowned experimental theatre company that would prove a pivotal training ground. His film debut came in Michael Cimino‘s epic western “Heaven’s Gate” (1980), but it was Oliver Stone’s Vietnam war drama “Platoon” (1986) that catapulted him to stardom. His portrayal of the volatile Sergeant Elias Grodin earned him his first Academy Award nomination, setting the stage for a career filled with accolades and unforgettable characters.

BornJuly 22, 1955
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Marital StatusMarried to Giada Colagrande (2004-present)
ChildrenJack Dafoe (with Elizabeth LeCompte)
ParentsMuriel Isabel Sprissler (mother), William Alfred Dafoe (father)

Willem Dafoe Net Worth and Earnings

While Willem Dafoe‘s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million. His vast body of work, encompassing both critically acclaimed independent films and commercially successful blockbusters, has undoubtedly contributed to his financial success.

Willem Dafoe Earnings from Movies

MovieYear Earnings
Aquaman2018$10 million
The Florida Project2017$5 million
At Eternity’s Gate2018$2 million
Spider-Man2002$3 million
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004$2 million

Awards won by Willem Dafoe

Academy Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actor1987Platoon
Best Supporting Actor2001Shadow of the Vampire
Best Supporting Actor2018The Florida Project
Best Actor2019At Eternity’s Gate
Golden Globe Nominations
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture2001Shadow of the Vampire
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama2019At Eternity’s Gate