Willem Dafoe

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William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his distinctive gravelly voice, and has received multiple accolades, including nominations for four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Dafoe has received more than 11,666,842 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Willem Dafoe is the 295th most popular actor (down from 243rd in 2019), the 571st most popular biography from United States (down from 482nd in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Actor.

Willem Dafoe is most famous for his work in films such as Platoon, Spider-Man, and The Great White Hope.

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  • 12M

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  • 73.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Willem Dafoe ranks 295 out of 10,030Before him are Michael Keaton, Hugh Grant, Albert Finney, Isabelle Huppert, Pierre Richard, and Ralph Fiennes. After him are Nancy Reagan, Rod Steiger, Carrie Fisher, Sylvia Kristel, Colin Firth, and Lída Baarová.

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Among people born in 1955, Willem Dafoe ranks 16Before him are Alain Prost, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Whoopi Goldberg, Kris Jenner, Angus Young, and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After him are Ornella Muti, Mo Yan, Isabelle Adjani, Li Keqiang, Akira Toriyama, and Chow Yun-fat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willem Dafoe ranks 571 out of 15,968Before him are Benny Goodman (1909), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Steven Tyler (1948), Ted Kennedy (1932), and Alan Shepard (1923). After him are Nancy Reagan (1921), Harriet Tubman (1820), William Hanna (1910), Rod Steiger (1925), Carrie Fisher (1956), and Martha Graham (1894).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Willem Dafoe ranks 158Before him are Lon Chaney (1883), Sean Penn (1960), Goldie Hawn (1945), Glenn Close (1947), Martin Landau (1928), and Michael Keaton (1951). After him are Nancy Reagan (1921), Rod Steiger (1925), Carrie Fisher (1956), Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and Mia Farrow (1945).

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