Do we need to introduce Willem Dafoe? With his terrific acting skills, he has owned every movie he has ever worked in. Out of all the greatest working actors who exist, Willem Dafoe is one of them and is near the top of the list! No matter how good or bad the movie is, Willem Dafoe will always nail his part. You might not remember the plot of the movie or other actors in it, but you’ll always remember what role Willem Dafoe played. That’s his magic. So, here’s a list of 5 movies with which Willem Dafoe terrified us with his acting skills. Check it out!
1. Spider-Man (2002)
This is a no-brainer. If we talk of Willem Dafoe’s best portrayal of a role, Green Goblin will always show up on the list. He wasn’t the first choice for the role, but we’re glad he ended up doing the role because we feel nobody else could do it as he did! Remember the mirror scene where both his personalities argue with each other? ONLY Willem could’ve done that scene this beautifully!
2. Wild At Heart (1990)
You know how Willem Dafoe’s presence is if he’s in a movie. Even though he was in Wild At Heart for a short while, he made sure he made it memorable. From his make up to his acting, everything is on point about him. The scene in which he terrorizes Lula is upsetting! The movie also stars Nicolas Cage.
3. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)
Under all the layers of makeup and a bold cap, it was Willem playing the character of Max Schreck. Needless to say, he did an excellent job and received an Oscar nomination for this role. The movie is a fictionalized account of the making of Nosferatu, a classic vampire film.
4. Siberia (2020)
In this drama/fantasy movie, we get to see another side of Willem: dedicated, motivated, coherent, and not perturbed by weird dramatic situations. Fans didn’t like the plot of the movie and found it confusing due to loads of dialogues in a foreign language and no subtitles. But, one thing is commendable about the movie: Willem Dafoe’s acting!
5. Light Sleeper (1992)
Apart from appearing in supporting roles and cameos, Willem also played the lead roles. He played the role of John LeTour, a drug dealer. This movie allowed him to show how great of an actor he is. This performance of his is worth a rewatch. He shows how compassionate he is, how loyal he is, and with what conviction he plays the role!