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Dafoe, Willem

Works: 514 works in 2,066 publications in 15 languages and 63,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Animated films  History  Film and video adaptations  Reality television programs  Fiction  Historical fiction  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Artist, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Willem Dafoe
Most widely held works by Willem Dafoe
Finding Nemo by Albert Brooks ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly carried far from home, his overprotective father, Marlin, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, embark on an epic journey that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls!
Platoon by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
139 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself
Spider-Man by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
65 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ
The English patient by Anthony Minghella ( Visual )
129 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light
Mississippi burning by Alan Parker ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town
Clear and present danger by Phillip Noyce ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA deputy intelligence director, Jack Ryan, finds recovering laundered drug money from the Colombian cartel isn't as dangerous as the power games in the nation's capitol
Inside man by Spike Lee ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind, the hostages, a determined detective, and a power broker with a hidden agenda. As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
The aviator by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands
Born on the Fourth of July by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true story of innocence lost and courage found. Ron Kovic a young volunteer for the Vietnam War changed from being a zealous teen to an embittered veteran, paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers--Boggis, Bunce and Bean--who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends
Once upon a time in Mexico by Robert Rodriguez ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of El Mariachi contunues when a corrupt CIA agent forces him out of hiding to help sabotage an assassination attempt on the president of Mexico by an evil cartel kingpin. El Mariachi has his own reason for helping - he is doing it for revenge
American psycho by Mary Harron ( Visual )
58 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder
Mr. Bean's holiday by Steve Bendelack ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Bean can't believe his luck when he wins a camcorder and an all-expense-paid vacation to the French Riviera
The Boondock saints ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FBI agent Paul Smecker is on the trail of two vigilante brothers whose spiritual sense of right and wrong has turned Bostonś streets red with blood. The victims are the villains and mob bosses that the justice system has been powerless to stop. Now, Smecker finds himself torn between whether he should catch the killers...or join them
Cirque du Freak by Paul Weitz ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darren is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and get tickets. Steve and Darren think that it is all a joke until a vampire named Larten Crepsley comes on stage with a very poisonous spider that he makes do tricks. Steve tells Larten he would like to join him and become an apprentice
Daybreakers by Michael Spierig ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2019, an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, so does the blood supply. Now the vampires must find a blood substitute before time runs out. Researcher Edward Dalton and a clandestine group of vampires have made a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race
American dreamz by Paul Weitz ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale
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Dafoe, William.
English (568)
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Spanish (55)
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