10 Great Willem Dafoe Movies

We’ve selected ten films for you to see the career of actor Willem Dafoe. Below are works from different periods of the actor’s career, capturing different genres and levels of acting, all characterized as great. Let’s go to the list!


10º – The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film follows the trajectory of Jesus, exposing all the nuances of his life. Controversial, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ is a traditional religious film, nurturing an atmosphere typical of the subgenre, consuming itself as a valid option on the central theme.


9º – Wild at Heart (David Lynch, 1990)The journey of a young couple is unraveled by the film, bringing the most visceral aspects to intense and dangerous romance. Directed by David Lynch, ‘Wild at Heart’ presents all that traditional oneiric atmosphere of the director’s cinema, mixing the strangeness of each scene with the figure of the novel that affects the protagonists.


8º – Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader, 1992)The steps of a criminal are studied by the film, showing the anguish of the man and his social exchange increasingly heavy on him. Allocating itself among the best films in Paul Schrader’s career, ‘Light Sleeper’ is punctual in bringing the psychological conflicts in the life of a man inserted in an extreme routine. The film also brings the partnership between Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon as protagonists.

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