Willem Dafoe Birthday, Date of Birth

Willem Dafoe

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. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, and Wes Anderson.

Dafoe was an early member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group, where he acted in several productions. He made his film debut in Heaven's Gate (1980), but was fired during production. He had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film The Loveless (1982) and then played the main antagonist in Streets of Fire (1984) and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). He received his first Academy Award nomination (as Best Supporting Actor) for his role as Sergeant Elias Grodin in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon (1986). In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and costarred in Mississippi Burning, both of which were controversial. Following small roles in Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Wild at Heart (1990), he began a six-film collaboration with director Paul Schrader with the drama Light Sleeper (1992). He starred in the critically panned erotic thriller Body of Evidence (1993) and then co-starred in Clear and Present Danger (1994), The English Patient (1996), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), and The Boondock Saints (1999).

After receiving his second Academy Award nomination (as Best Supporting Actor) for portraying Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the superhero film Spider-Man (2002), the villains in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and XXX: State of the Union (2005), and Carson Clay in the film Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007). In 2009, he starred in the experimental film Antichrist, one of his three films with Lars von Trier. Dafoe then appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel (all 2014), The Great Wall (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), The Florida Project (2017) (for which he received his third Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category), Aquaman (2018) and The Lighthouse (2019). He has also had voice-over roles in Finding Nemo (2003), its sequel Finding Dory (2016), and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), voice and motion capture roles in John Carter (2012) and Death Note (2017), and vocal contributions to the video games Spider-Man (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004), and Beyond: Two Souls (2013).

Dafoe has portrayed several real-life figures, including T.S. Eliot in Tom & Viv (1994), Pier Paolo Pasolini in Pasolini (2014), Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate (2018) (for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, his first in that category), and Leonhard Seppala in Togo (2019). Dafoe holds dual American and Italian citizenship.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Friday, July 22, 1955
Place of Birth
Appleton
Age
66
Star Sign

The July 22, 1955 was a Friday under the star sign of . It was the 202 day of the year. President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower.

If you were born on this day, you are 66 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, July 22, 2021, 2 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, July 22, 2022, in 362 days. You have lived for 24,109 days, or about 578,621 hours, or about 34,717,305 minutes, or about 2,083,038,322 seconds.

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22nd of July 1955 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on July 22, 1955

NEWS GUILD SEEKS TO DENY RED TINGE

Date: 22 July 1955

ANG asks subcom for opportunity to remove any impression of Communist influence; Eastland orders early hearing arranged; denies slurs on Guild

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POPE WARNS THE PRESS; Sees Danger of Injury to Public Opinion

Date: 22 July 1955

Pope Pius warns press and other mass media threaten to produce conformity in pub opinion

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Press and Constitution; An Exchange of Letters About the 5th Amendment and Newspaper Men

Date: 22 July 1955

A H Sulzberger and ACLU exch lrs on Barnet dismissal from NY Times; text

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SCULPTURE BOUT WON BY EPSTEIN; Briton Ignores Abstraction at Guild Exhibit and None Accepts Tacit Challenge

Date: 22 July 1955

By SANKA KNOX

Sanka KNOX

gets Sculptors Guild medal and hon membership; hon guest at guild's outdoor exhibit; views; illus

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Foreign Affairs; The Impact of Eisenhower on the New Soviet Mood

Date: 23 July 1955

By C. L. SULZBERGER

C. SULZBERGER

C L Sulzberger on new USSR mood, Eisenhower influence on it

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Transport News and Notes; Briton Doubts Wisdom of Expanding Yards -- Line Asks Subsidy

Date: 22 July 1955

Special to The New York Times

Isbrandtson seeks Govt subsidy on eastbound round-world service; willing to build 18-19 freighters

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Statements on Establishment of East-West Contacts

Date: 23 July 1955

Eisenhower, Eden texts

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TRANSPORT NEWS OF INTEREST HERE; Bethlehem Accepts 15-Cent Wage Rise -- Puerto Ricans Oppose Machine Work

Date: 23 July 1955

Maryland Dry Dock makes low bid to build AKD vessel

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INDUSTRIALS GIVE FILLIP TO MARKET; Encouraging Business News, Clearer Geneva Picture Provide the Stimulus PRICE INDEX RISES 3.18 Volume of 2,530,000 Shares Compares With 2,080,000 Wednesday -- 47 New Highs INDUSTRIALS GIVE FILLIP TO MARKET

Date: 22 July 1955

combined avg jumps to 314.43, indus avg to 527.12

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WEST BIDS SOVIET LIFT IRON CURTAIN; FREE FLOW URGED President, Eden, Faure Ask Exchange of Men, Goods and Ideas WEST URGES END OF IRON CURTAIN

Date: 23 July 1955

By ELIE ABELSpecial to The New York Times

Pres Eisenhower, backed by Prime Min Eden and Faure, urges USSR lower bars on East-West exch, Geneva conf

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