The Spider-Man famed actor has two big projects this year including - Beetlejuice 2 and Nosferatu
Willem Dafoe; (right) a still from Poor Things
Willem Dafoe has graced Hollywood screens for over four decades, effortlessly slipping into diverse roles since his 1980 debut as Willy in the thriller drama Heaven's Gate. While the 68-year-old is now synonymous with the villainous Norman Osborn from the Spider-Man franchise, he boasts a rich career brimming with captivating performances that extend far beyond the realm of Marvel comic book adaptations.
Willem Dafoe's last works
Dafoe was last seen in Inside and Poor Things in 2023. Poor Things has earned critical acclaim for its daring story and Emma Stone's masterful performance. It has garnered seven Golden Globe nominations for the 2024 edition, including the top prize in the musical/comedy category. The American Film Institute and National Board of Review have also cemented its place as one of 2023's finest cinematic achievements.
Willem Dafoe's Hollywood Walk of Fame star
However, after four decades in the industry, Willem Dafoe has achieved his first Hollywood Walk of Fame star. The actor’s absence from the list of winners for this award has been a shocking surprise for many, given his lengthy career and impactful performances.
The recent recognition of his work is a welcome development, proving that even the most deserving talents can eventually find their due.
Willem Dafoe's prestigious accolads
Dafoe has received four Oscar nominations: two for Best Actor and two for Best Supporting Actor. Apart from Academy Awards, he has also received Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Satellite Awards, and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations.
Dafoe's long-awaited Hollywood Walk of Fame star has sparked a wave of online reactions, with fans both excited and disappointed by the timing. While many celebrate the well-deserved recognition, others can't help but express their anger at the star's belated arrival.
Willem Dafoe's next projects
Willem Dafoe is set to haunt the big screen in two chillingly different roles in 2024. He will first reprise his mischievous persona in the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice. Then, he will take on a more sinister turn as the iconic vampire in a second remake of the 1922 German Expressionist masterpiece Nosferatu.