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Best Willem Dafoe Movies

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List of the best Willem Dafoe movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Willem Dafoe's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Willem Dafoe movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Willem Dafoe movies will be at the top of the list. Willem Dafoe has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Willem Dafoe movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Willem Dafoe films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Willem Dafoe role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Willem Dafoe performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Everything from Pacific Rim to The Walker is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Willem Dafoe movies?" and "What are the greatest Willem Dafoe roles of all time?"


Martin Scorsese and Stephen Sommers are among those who have directed Willem Dafoe at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Willem Dafoe has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi in terms of fame and success.


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    Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, Keith David

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    Billy Connolly, Jeanna Fine, Sergio Di Zio

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    Frances McDormand, Michael Rooker, Brad Dourif

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    Jim Norton, Stanley Anderson, Kirsten Dunst

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    David Bowie, Roberts Blossom, Andre Gregory

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    Nicolas Cage, David Patrick Kelly, Pruitt Taylor Vince

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    Jared Leto, Reg E. Cathey, Guinevere Turner

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    John Turturro, Jane Leeves, Dean Stockwell

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    William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore

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    Maria Bello, Greg Kinnear, Rita Wilson

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    Michael Gambon, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Goldblum

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    George Clooney, Michael Gambon, Adrien Brody

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    Fanny Ardant, Elijah Wood, Steve Buscemi

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    Mira Sorvino, Harold Perrineau, Vanessa Redgrave

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