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Willem Dafoe

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William James Dafoe (; July 22, 1955) is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, in addition to receiving nominations for four Academy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, Wes Anderson, and Robert Eggers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willem Dafoe has received more than 18,109,376 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Willem Dafoe is the 234th most popular actor (up from 295th in 2019), the 429th most popular biography from United States (up from 571st in 2019) and the 114th 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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  • 18M

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  • 67.65

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  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.50

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  • 4.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Willem Dafoe ranks 234 out of 9,996Before him are Harold Ramis, Giuliano Gemma, Caitlyn Jenner, Jacqueline Bisset, Gérard Philipe, and Mireille Darc. After him are Jessica Lange, Viggo Mortensen, Kim Basinger, George Clooney, Ian McShane, and Stellan Skarsgård.

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Among people born in 1955, Willem Dafoe ranks 13Before him are Michel Platini, Alain Prost, Tim Berners-Lee, Kevin Costner, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. After him are Sergey Shoygu, Ornella Muti, Isabelle Adjani, Angus Young, Li Keqiang, and Ludovico Einaudi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Willem Dafoe ranks 429 out of 18,182Before him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Albert Fish (1870), William G. Morgan (1870), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Mike Tyson (1966), and Frank Abagnale (1948). After him are Kip Thorne (1940), Joe Frazier (1944), Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Katherine Johnson (1918), and Kim Basinger (1953).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Willem Dafoe ranks 114Before him are Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Walker (1973), Julia Roberts (1967), Dwayne Johnson (1972), Harold Ramis (1944), and Caitlyn Jenner (1949). After him are Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Kim Basinger (1953), George Clooney (1961), Joan Crawford (1904), and Montgomery Clift (1920).

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