With his wide and piercing ice-blue eyes, strong hawkish nose, cheekbones that could straight-up cut you, and (frankly) terrifying smile, Willem Dafoe was born with one of the most compelling faces to grace a movie screen. Since his breakthrough role as an idealistic soldier in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Dafoe has played saints and monsters, cops and killers, heroes and villains (and supervillains), while infusing every role with his personal proprietary blend of intensely unique charisma. But what about when that unforgettable face is hidden? His impressive resumé of voice-over work speaks for itself, and proves he can bring more to a feature than just...well, his features.
Faces Of Dafoe
Just try to look away. We dare you.
By: Bill Rwehera
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