Willem Dafoe: THE ART OF The Hero, The Villain, And Everyone In Between

July 24, 2014 3:45 PM

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Willem Dafoe never set out to be a famous actor; he wasn't a child who dreamed of a place in Hollywood. In fact, growing up, he didn't really have an answer for those who asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. "I never had a picture in mind, I just kind of drifted from situation to situation" he explained for NEWSWIRE.FM's ONE WORLD series. "I never had that moment that you hear a lot of actors have where they say 'oh I want to be an actor.'" For Willem, it was more of a progression from one project to another without a clear desire to turn it into a larger career. But a career is precisely what it became. He recently sat down with Deepak Chopra to discuss his work, the art of acting and how he approaches each new role.

Regardless of his intention at the outset, Dafoe's career took off and since his start with Theater X in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Willem has been acting in a variety of films and theater productions many of them receiving critical acclaim. He has brought to life a broad range of characters in his long ...

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