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Willem Dafoe's surprising new life after the success of Poor Creatures

Willem Dafoe's surprising new life after the success of Poor Creatures

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With over 150 films under his belt, the actor just starred in 'Poor Creatures'. Now Willem Dafoe talks about what his life is like.

With an impressive filmography with works such as “Spider Man(2002)the Flashlight(2019)Platoon – Bravery of the platoon(1986)American Psycho(2000)The last temptation The messiah(1988), “Mississippi is Burning” (1988),Murder on the Orient Express(2017), among others, the famous American actor Willem Dafoe appeared in more than 150 films throughout his career.

Despite being recognized as a Spider-Man villain, the actor has been nominated four times for Academy Awards – one nomination in the Best Leading Actor category and three nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category.

“Poor Creatures,” directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, is the actor’s latest film. According to the official synopsis, we follow “the incredible story of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young Victorian woman brought back by Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), a scientist who is as eccentric as he is brilliant. Under Baxter’s protection, Bella feels a desire to learn, but Also hungry for experiences she's never had before, he runs away with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a scheming, free-spirited lawyer, on a turbulent adventure around the world.

Having received acclaim from specialist critics, Poor Creatures has put Willem Dafoe back in the spotlight. In an interview with Watchmanor The American actor talked about his life.

Beyond success

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He was at your house in New York is where the actor gave this interview and talked about what it was like to work after the actors' strike meant he had to take a break for four months – “I love working.” But it was his life that the interview focused on. With so many animals in his care, the actor says: “I'm basically a vegetarian, so I do it just for the joy of their company and to try to give them a good life, which is a bit naive.”

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He also talks about the person he is in the industry – “Of course we need to have the ego to get out of bed. In order to want to do things, we have to have some sense of ourselves. But we don't want to fool ourselves into thinking that we are one thing, that we are We are inflexible, and we think we are special.

Your current life

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Hey The American actor revealed himself as a calm and quiet person, in fact he has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years but does not like to talk about the subject – “I am interested in the spiritual motive, I am interested in religious thought.” “But I’m not interested, and we probably don’t talk about these things publicly, because we fall into the trap of making them our identity.”

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