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Internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor WILLEM DAFOE (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin) was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his transformational performance in Shadow of the Vampire, in which he portrayed Max Shreck. He was also named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics and runner-up by the New York Film Critics. Directed by Elias Merhige and written by Steven Katz, the film is based on the making of F.W. Murnau's classic horror film Nosferatu.

Dafoe earned a previous Academy Award® nomination for his performance as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone's Platoon. More recently, he starred in the film Pavilion of Women, based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck, and Animal Factory, directed by Steve Buscemi. His forthcoming films include Morality Play and The Edges of the Lord, starring opposite Haley Joel Osment. Dafoe recently completed work on Once Upon a Time in Mexico for director Robert Rodriguez.

Dafoe's numerous memorable roles also include his portrayal of Caravaggio in Anthony Minghella's Academy Award ® winning drama The English Patient, his starring role in The Last Temptation of Christ for director Martin Scorsese, his turn as Bobby Peru for David Lynch in Wild at Heart, his performance in Wim Wender's multicultural Far Away, So Close and his role as a civil rights activist in Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning. He also starred in Troy Duffy's controversial Boondock Saints.

Dafoe's other films include Existenz, American Psycho, Lulu On the Bridge, New Rose Hotel, Clear and Present Danger, Tom and Viv, Born on the Fourth of July, To Live and Die in L.A., Triumph of the Spirit, White Sands and Body of Evidence.

Dafoe has been a member of the groundbreaking theatre company The Wooster Group for over twenty years, and he recently starred off Broadway in the company's production of North Atlantic. With text by James Strahs and also starring Steve Buscemi, the provocative drama is set on an aircraft carrier during the Cold War.

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