Willem Dafoe, who played the infamous Green Goblin opposite Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, is going to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — four decades after being a part of the industry.
Willem Dafoe is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, who is capable of playing eccentric characters that can leave the audience shocked. He started his career in the 80s with the movie ‘Heaven’s Gate’. He has received nominations including four Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Golden Globe Awards. He will be honoured with the 2,768th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 8.
Here is a list of some of his famous works.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Andre Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie
Synopsis: Scorsese’s movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, depicts Jesus as a profoundly troubled Messiah, wrestling with doubts about his divine mission and attracted by the prospect of earthly love. Willem Dafoe plays the role of Jesus.
American Psycho (2000)
Director: Mary Harron
Cast: Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny and Reese Witherspoon
Synopsis: American Psycho is set in the year 1988. Patrick Bateman fits the role of a Wall Street investment banker — handsome, wealthy with a beautiful fiancee and a close group of friends. But if you dig deeper, you will learn that he hates them all. Bateman also has a side hustle, killing homeless men and prostitutes. Dafeo plays the character of a private investigator, Donald Kimball who investigates the case.
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco
Synopsis: In this movie based on Stan Lee’s Spider-Man, Dafoe plays the villainous role of Green Goblin aka Norman Osman, who is the father of the superhero’s best friend. Dafoe’s Goblin made a comeback in ‘Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home’.
The Lighthouse (2019)
Director: Robert Eggers
Cast: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
Synopsis: Set in the 1890s on a remote island, it is about two lighthouse keepers — Ephraim Winslow and Thomas Wake. They slowly start to go insane. Willem Defoe plays the role of Thomas Wake, a former sailor.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum
Synopsis: The movie tells the story of how Zero Moustafa turned from an ordinary lobby boy to the owner of a famed hotel. It is a comedy-crime movie with heart-touching scenes. Willem Dafoe plays the role of a hitman working for Dmitri, the antagonist of the film.