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Willem Dafoe (1955 - )

Willem Dafoe in "Spider-Man" (2002).

Film Deaths[]

  • Platoon (1986) [Sgt. Elias Grodin]: Shot repeatedly by Viet Cong troops, after being wounded and left for dead by Tom Berenger.
  • Wild at Heart (1990) [Bobby Peru]: Accidentally decapitated by a shotgun blast when he falls onto his own gun (after being shot and wounded by police during a hit made to look like a robbery).
  • Flight of the Intruder (1991) [Commander Virgil Cole]: Killed by a US A-1 bomber’s airstrike on Willem’s orders in order to destroy an anti-aircraft vehicle that shot down Danny Glover and Brad Johnson’s bomber planes.
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) [John Geiger]: Killed in an explosion when his hydroplane collides with an oil tanker (with the exposed wire sparking the leaking fuel).
  • Existenz (1999) [Gas]: Shot in the back with a nail-gun-like device by Jude Law in Willem's gas station (This later turns out to be a simulation and he survives in reality).
  • Bullfighter (2000) [Father Ramirez]: Shot to death while saving Olivier Martinez.
  • Pavilion of Women (2001) [Father Andre]: Shot to death by Japanese soldiers, after he throws rocks at them and runs away to make them chase him, in order to draw them away from the hiding Chinese villagers.
  • Spider-Man (2002) [Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin]: Accidentally impaled by his own "goblin-glider" when he tries to kill Tobey Maguire and Tobey gets out of the way thanks to his "spider-sense". Tobey then carries the body back to Willem's home after changing him out of his super-villain costume. (Willem also reprised the role as the Green Goblin's evil spirit in the two sequels). (See also Willem's death in the video game adaptation of the film.)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006; animated) [Cob]: Burned to death when Therru (Blaire Restaneo) sets him on fire (after she turns into a dragon), who then causes the tower they're on to collapse.
  • The Great Wall (2016) [Ballard]: Killed in an explosion when one of the bandits mistakes a firecracker with a bomb.
  • At Eternity's Gate (2018) [Vincent Van Gogh]: Accidentally shot in the stomach by kids playing around with a gun. (This is just based on a theory of how Van Gogh was shot, what exactly happens remains unknown).

TV Deaths[]

  • Fishing With John: Willem Dafoe (1991) [Willem Dafoe]: Dies (off screen) of starvation after he and John Lurie run out of cheese crackers while fishing. His death is indicated by the narrator (Robb Webb) at the end of the episode along with John, but at the start of the next episode Dennis Hopper the narrator says John didn't die, perhaps implying that John at his remains.

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Spider-Man (2002; video game) [Green Goblin/Norman Osborn]: Accidentally impaled by the blades of his own vehicle when he attempts to use the vehicle to kill Tobey Maguire; he dies after speaking to Tobey. (See also Willem's death in the film version.)
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004) [Nikolai Diavolo]: Falls to his death when Pierce Brosnan destroys the tower Willem is inside, causing him to fall into an open missile silo.
  • Beyond: Two Souls (2013) [Nathan Dawkins]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the head, strangled to death by Ellen Page's spiritual protector, or shot in the chest during a struggle with Eric Winter; his death is dependent on the player's actions. If Willem commits suicide, he appears as a spirit to Ellen with his family before disappearing.

Music Video Deaths[]

  • Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World (2012) [The Man]: Throat slit by Carice van Houten.

Notable Connections[]

  • Husband of Giada Colagrande (director).