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Willem Dafoe

We've got a pair of birthdays to celebrate today, but the first shall go to the bigger name in Willem Dafoe, who turns 56 today. Dafoe is one of those actors who's instantly recognizable, both for his looks and for his voice. He may not be the best-looking man out there, but he has a very distinctive look about him that's hard to mistake. However, that voice is the real selling point, and whenever I heart it, I instantly turn towards the nearest screen. There's a very strange appeal about this man, and I can't quite figure out what draws me to Willem Dafoe as an actor. He's proven that he has some chops - he's a two-time Academy Award nominee - so maybe that's what makes him all the more appealing. So here we are, counting down my five favorite Dafoe roles. I hope you enjoy it!

5. Det. Donald Kimball
American Psycho (2000)

4. Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
Spider-man (2002)

3. Klaus Daimler
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

2. Sgt. Elias
Platoon (1986)

1. Paul Smecker
The Boondock Saints (1999)

1999: Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Drama
2002: Nominee - Best Villain

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