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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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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Tom Cruise, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Ron Jeremy, Norman Reedus

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    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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    Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Krystyna Feldman

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    Willem Dafoe, Lou Reed, Mikhail Gorbachev

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Greg Kinnear

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    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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    Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe, Dana Delany

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe

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    Mickey Rourke, Edward Furlong, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Shannon

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    Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi

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    Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

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    Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin, Willem Dafoe

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    Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

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    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

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    Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia

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    Natalie Portman, Nick Nolte, Olga Kurylenko

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    Lauren Bacall, Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Nick Nolte, Willem Dafoe, James Coburn

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    Joanna McCallum, Nickolas Grace, Joseph O'Conor

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    Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutcherson

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    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, David Schwimmer

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    Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe

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    Freida Pinto, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore

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    Willem Dafoe, Gina Gershon, Mira Sorvino

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    Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Judd Nelson, Julie Benz

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