William J Dafoe is an American actor and also a member of the experimental theater company the Wooster Group. Dafoe made his debut film in Heaven’s Gate where he acted in a minor role. Later she got an Oscar-nominated role of Sergeant Elias in Platoon.
Some of his contemporary films which gained a huge response at the box office are Spider-Man, Tom and Viv, The English Patient and many others. The last temptation of Christ is the most controversial film in his career.
Dafoe is the only actor ever to be nominated for an Oscar award for playing the role of a vampire in the film Shadow of the Vampire.
Biography and Family-
Dafoe was born on 22nd July 1955 at Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. He is one of the seven children of Muriel Isabel and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe. His father was a doctor and his mother served as a nurse in a hospital. Both his parents had a different social background. While his father’s ancestry is comprised of French- Canadian, Swiss and Irish her mother is German, Irish and Scottish.
While in school he was once expelled for shooting pornographic film inside the campus.
Dafoe from the very beginning was interested in theater. He joined the Wooster Group and performed in their plays for a long period of time. He began his film career in the year 1981 when he was offered a role in Heaven’s Gate.
In the year 1982, he became the leader of an outlaw motorcycle club and then played a similar role in films like Streets of Fire.
Willem Dafoe Net Worth in 2017:- $30 million
William Dafoe in the recent time has a net worth of $30 million. In this regard, he has a yearly income of $30,303,000. Most of his films made quite a successful box office hits and the income of few of those films are Finding Dory- $20,833,333, Pasolini,625,000, Whiskey Bay-$14,285,714. Apart from these, there are other films which had a successful box office hit and Dafoe earned a good amount from all.
Willem Dafoe Education
William Dafoe completed his schooling from both Einstein Middle School and Appleton East High School. Later he went on to study drama at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Soon he left his course and joined an experimental theater company, Theater X. After some years in New York, he worked as an apprentice under Richard Schechner, the director of the Avant-garde theater troupe the performance group. There was no such formal education which Dafoe went through. From the very beginning he was into theatrics and over the years he got more involved with theatrics.
William Dafoe is not just an actor but is a versatile man when it comes to earning. According to a source, the estimated salary per year for Dafoe is $30,303,000. Apart from acting he earned money by singing in various films like A woman, Finding Dory, John Wick, Nymphomaniac, odd Thomas, Out of the furnace, Pasolini, The fault in our Stars. Apart from all these activities, he also earns quite a good amount from various sponsorships and programs which cost around $7,812,500.
William Dafoe owns a rubber house at County Road in New York. Right now the price of the house is $850,000. This is one of the most costly assets of William Dafoe. The house has an area of 1949 square feet with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
This rubber house has been a local landmark of the area and is a perfect epitome of modern architecture in the area. The house was built for the late choreographer Eugene Loring. The entire building architecture was inspired by the enormous boulders and rock outcroppings, soaring walls of glass light and polished indoors. The third floor of the house is a quintessential sport for writing. There is also a dance studio which is an ideal place for entertainment. In the recent times, this particular rubber house is the most treasured asset for Dafoe.
The actor has been cast recently in an upcoming DC mash up Justice League as a good guy. Dafoe will be cast alongside JK Simmons. They both have together worked in Spider-Man in the year 2002.
Apart from this, there is news regarding a commercial where Dafoe has resemblance, Marilyn Monroe.