Willem Dafoe talks with Richard Brody
The New Yorker Festival
About Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe’s extensive acting credits span all genres of film, and include roles in “Platoon,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Mississippi Burning,” “The English Patient,” “Shadow of the Vampire,” “Spider-Man,” “Antichrist,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “John Wick,” “The Florida Project,” “At Eternity’s Gate,” and many others. “The Lighthouse,” in which he stars, will be released in October; his next film, “Motherless Brooklyn,” will arrive in theatres in November. Dafoe has received numerous honors, including four Academy Award nominations. He has also worked in theatre, and was a founding member of the experimental company the Wooster Group.
Richard Brody began writing for The New Yorker in 1999. Since 2005, he has been the movie-listings editor at the magazine. He also contributes film reviews and writes The Front Row, a newyorker.com blog about movies, which includes a weekly series on the best films to stream. He is the author of the book “Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard,” and is at work on a book about French New Wave cinema.