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Willem Dafoe's Profile

Brief about Willem Dafoe: By info that we know Willem Dafoe was born at 1955-07-22. And also Willem Dafoe is American Actor.

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Let's hope I never end up on a deserted island, because I could never make a decision on which three CDs to take with me.

Tags: Decision, End, Hope

My dad was a surgeon, my mom a nurse, and they were always out working. I had five sisters and a brother. They didn't care what I got up to.

Tags: Care, Dad, Mom

The best thing an actor can be is ready. Be flexible, be ready.

Tags: Actor, Best, Ready

The director's very important to me, particularly when the director has a recognizable style.

Tags: Director, Style

There's a real wisdom to not saying a thing.

Tags: Real, Saying, Wisdom

Truth is, generally I like film festivals; somewhere at some level there's an exchange of ideas.

Tags: Film, Ideas, Truth

Turn off the sound in a movie, and if you can tell what's going on, the movie should work.

Tags: Off, Tell, Work

Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin.

Tags: Boy, Game, Wisconsin

When I was a kid I was very interested in the idea of the will, finding out what you're capable of. I liked those kind of challenges.

Tags: Idea, Interested, Kid

You can be intuitive when you've got a more expansive role. You can get into the poetry of telling the story rather than just pushing buttons.

Tags: Poetry, Rather, Story

A lot of critics are lazy. They don't want to look closely and analyze something for what it is. They take a quick first impression and then rush to compare it to something they've seen before.

Tags: Impression, Lazy, Seen

Film is an editor's medium. You can create very good raw material and they can make it horrible, or you can do not so well and they can make it beautiful. You don't really know.

Tags: Beautiful, Film, Good

I don't have a preference between theatre and film; I like to do both. But I will say that there's something about theatre that is more nourishing and sustaining than film ever can be.

Tags: Between, Both, Film

I love doing action and stuff; the problem is usually action movies are not that interesting. Also as I get older I feel like there's less opportunities for me.

Tags: Love, Movies, Problem

I love Sam Neill. The thing that I always say about him, and I think it's true, is he's so dry. When he's serious, I think he's joking; when he's joking, I think he's serious.

Tags: Him, Love, True

I think on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.

Tags: Best, Knowing, Work

I think, as I've gotten older, I've been able to be more reckless with my choices, because practically speaking, you get less careful. Your choices become more instinctive, and you feel like if you make a mistake, it won't destroy you.

Tags: Able, Become, Older

I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem's a nickname; it's a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.

Tags: Big, Family, Father

I'm an optimist. I hope if a movie's good that it will be a success, but as we know, that's not always true, just because of popular taste, advertising, distribution patterns - there's lots of reasons.

Tags: Good, Hope, Success

I'm not attracted to naturalism, I'm not attracted to behavior, I'm attracted to dance. I'm attracted to gesture, I'm attracted to singing with your voice, as opposed to having a natural manner. I'm a theater actor first, so that probably influences a lot of my approach. And I think in many ways, naturalism has ruined movies.

Tags: Actor, Dance, Movies