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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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    Willem Dafoe, Ron Jeremy, Norman Reedus

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    Tom Cruise, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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    Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe, Dana Delany

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    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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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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    Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen

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    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Greg Kinnear

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    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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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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    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Isabel Lucas

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    Natalie Portman, Nick Nolte, Olga Kurylenko

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    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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    Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia

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    Nick Nolte, Willem Dafoe, James Coburn

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    Mickey Rourke, Edward Furlong, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Shannon

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    Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Josh Hutcherson

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    Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi

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    Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe

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    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, David Schwimmer

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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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    Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort

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    Lauren Bacall, Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe

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    Joanna McCallum, Nickolas Grace, Joseph O'Conor

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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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    Willem Dafoe, Mick Foley, Scott Speedman

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    Freida Pinto, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore

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    Willem Dafoe, Gina Gershon, Mira Sorvino

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