Willem Dafoe wins Best Supporting Actor Award at BerlinaleActor Willem Dafoe is one of this year's favourites to win a Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, and he's recently been awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, thanks to his outstanding contribution to international cinema. Receiving such an award is always an honour.
Willem Dafoe started his successful movie career in the debut movie of Kathryn Bigelow - The Loveless (1981), although he had some uncredited roles before.
Nowadays, Dafoe has more than 120 television and movie projects in his CV, having many awards and recognitions for his acting.
Dafoe was nominated for the Academy Award three times, for movies: Platoon (1986), Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and The Florida Project (2017).
Maybe this is the winning year for this 52-year-old star, because he just won the lifetime achievement award at Berlin International Film Festival.
Dafoe's latest project The Florida Project (2017) was directed by Sean Baker and it was written by Baker and Chris Bergoch.
The Florida Project (2017) follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.