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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, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor

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    Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, David Spade

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    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong

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    Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi

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    Willem Dafoe, Dave Bautista, Chloë Sevigny

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    Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

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    Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe

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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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    Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia

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    Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris

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    Willem Dafoe, Lou Reed, Nastassja Kinski

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    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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    Willem Dafoe, Haley Joel Osment, Krystyna Feldman

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    Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Robert Redford

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    Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte

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    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

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    Willem Dafoe, Mira Sorvino, Vanessa Redgrave Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Sean Penn

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutchersonm

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    Willem Dafoe, Roy Clarke, Judge Reinhold

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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    Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort

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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, Willem Dafoe, Ice Cube

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