A talented actor with an unforgettable face, Willem Dafoe tends to get typecast as villains thanks to his uncanny ability to ooze malevolence. But those who have followed the Oscar-nominated actor’s long and illustrious career know he’s capable of so much more. Sure, his sneering portrayal of Bobby Peru in Wild at Heart
possesses the power to physically repel viewers, and his work as Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire
projects a deep-rooted malaise that gradually works its way under our skin, but the true key to Dafoe’s success has always been his ability to play emotionally complex characters with a sense of genuine humanity just beneath the surface....