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William James Dafoe[1] (born July 22, 1955), known professionally as Willem Dafoe, is an American actor. A member of the experimental theater company the Wooster Group, he has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
three times for his roles as Elias in Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), Nosferatu
Nosferatu
actor Max Schreck
Max Schreck
in the horror film Shadow of the Vampire
Shadow of the Vampire
(2000), and Bobby Hicks in The Florida
Florida
Project (2017). One of the most prolific character actors of American cinema, Dafoe has appeared in films including To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Last Temptation
Temptation
of Christ (1988), Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning
(1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The English Patient (1996), The Boondock Saints (1999), American Psycho (2000), Spider-Man (2002), John Wick (2014), and The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014). He is also known for his roles in European arthouse films Faraway, So Close!
Faraway, So Close!
(1993), The Dust of Time (2008) and Antichrist (2009). He has also had voice-over roles in Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
(2003) and its sequel Finding Dory
Finding Dory
(2016), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), John Carter (2012), and the Netflix's adaptation of Death Note (2017).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games

5 Other awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin.[2][3] One of eight children of Muriel Isabel (née Sprissler) and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe (1917-2014),[4][5] he recalled in 2009: "My five sisters raised me because my father was a surgeon, my mother was a nurse and they worked together, so I didn't see either of them much."[6] He has German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French ancestry.[7] In high school, he acquired the nickname Willem, which is the Dutch version of the name William.[8] Dafoe studied drama at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, but left after a year and a half to join the experimental theater company Theatre X
Theatre X
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before moving to New York in 1976.[8] There he apprenticed under Richard Schechner, director of the avant-garde theater troupe The Performance Group, where he met and became romantically involved with Elizabeth LeCompte. She, with her former romantic partner Spalding Gray
Spalding Gray
and others, edged out Schechner and created the Wooster Group.[8] Within a year Dafoe was part of the company.[9] Dafoe would continue with the Wooster Group into the 2000s.[10] Career[edit] Dafoe began his film career in 1979, when he was cast in a supporting role in Michael Cimino's epic Western film Heaven's Gate.[11] Dafoe was present for the first three months of a eight-month shoot, only to be fired by Cimino after laughing at a joke told an extra.[12] His role, that of a cockfighter who works for Jeff Bridges' character, was removed from a majority of the film during editing but was visible during a cockfight scene.[13] Dafoe did not receive a credit for his work on the film.[13] In 1982, Dafoe starred as the leader of an outlaw motorcycle club in the drama The Loveless, his first role as a leading man. The film was co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
and Monty Montgomery and paid homage to 1953 film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando in a similar role.[14] Following a brief appearance in the horror film The Hunger (1983), Dafoe again played the leader of a biker gang in Walter Hill's 1984 action film Streets of Fire. His character in the film served as the main antagonist, who captures the ex-girlfriend of a mercenary, played by Michael Paré
Michael Paré
and Diane Lane, respectively. Janet Maslin of The New York Times
The New York Times
felt there no great performances in the film, but praised Dafoe's "perfectly villainous" face.[15] Dafoe starred alongside Judge Reinhold in Roadhouse 66 (1985) as a pair of yuppies who become stranded in a town on U.S. Route 66.[16] Later in 1985, Dafoe starred with William Petersen
William Petersen
and John Pankow in William Friedkin's thriller To Live and Die in L.A., in which Dafoe portrays a counterfeiter named Rick Masters who is being tracked by two Secret Service agents.[17] Film critic Roger Ebert praised his "strong" performance in the film.[17] Dafoe's sole film release of 1986 was Oliver Stone's Vietnam War
Vietnam War
film Platoon, gaining him his widest exposure up to that point for playing the compassionate Sergeant Elias.[18] He enjoyed the opportunity to play a heroic role and said the film gave him a chance to display his versatility, saying "I think all characters live in you. You just frame them, give them circumstances, and that character will happen."[19] Principal photography for the film took place in the Philippines
Philippines
and required Dafoe to undergo boot camp training.[20] Los Angeles Times writer Sheila Benson was praiseful of his performance and found it to be "particularly fine" to see Dafoe play "something other than a psychopath".[21] At the 59th Academy Awards, Dafoe was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but the stautette was awarded to Michael Caine
Michael Caine
at the ceremony.[22] Dafoe provided his voice to the documentary Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987) and, in 1988, Dafoe starred in another film set during the Vietnam War, this time as Criminal Investigation Command Agent Buck McGriff in the action thriller Off Limits.[23][24] His second release of 1988 was Martin Scorsese's epic drama The Last Temptation
Temptation
of Christ, in which Dafoe portrayed Jesus. The film was adapted from the controversial novel of the same name and depicts his struggle with various forms of temptation throughout his life. Dafoe was briefly considered for the role of the Joker by Tim Burton
Tim Burton
and Sam Hamm for 1989's Batman. Hamm recalls "We thought, 'Well, Willem Dafoe looks just like The Joker.'" The role eventually went to Jack Nicholson.[25] Dafoe starred in the erotic drama Body of Evidence with Madonna. In 1991, he portrayed a Manhattan
Manhattan
drug dealer in the Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
film Light Sleeper. Dafoe played an eccentric FBI agent in The Boondock Saints (1999) and a private investigator in American Psycho (2000). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
in 1986 for Platoon and 2000 for Shadow of the Vampire. He played a rare heroic film role when he provided the voice of Gill in the animated film Finding Nemo. Dafoe also played a heroic leading man in Triumph of the Spirit, Salamo Arouch, a Greek Jew who survived Auschwitz concentration camp through his prowess as a boxer. In 1998 he played the brother of Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
and son of James Coburn
James Coburn
in another Schrader film, Affliction.

Hafsat Abiola, Dafoe and Bianca Jagger
Bianca Jagger
at the dropping knowledge's Table of Free Voices at Bebelplatz, Berlin, in September 2006

He worked briefly as a model in a 1990 Prada
Prada
campaign.[citation needed] In 2004, Dafoe lent his likeness and voice for the James Bond video game Everything or Nothing as the villain Nikolai Diavolo, and starred as NYPD detective Stan Aubray in the thriller Anamorph (2006). From 2002 to 2007, he played the villain Green Goblin
Green Goblin
in the Spider-Man trilogy. In 2007 he was also a member of the jury of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2011, Dafoe began narrating a series of television commercials for the Greek yogurt company Fage.[26][27] Additionally, the actor is featured in Jim Beam's "Bold Decisions" television ad campaign, which began airing April 2011.[28] Dafoe starred alongside Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
and his A Family Man co-star Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
in the 2011 Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival
premiere of the play The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, and played the role again in the 2013 Luminato
Luminato
Festival North American premiere of the play The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. He also appears at TimesTalks Luminato.[29][30] Since 2010, Dafoe voiced Clarence the Birdseye polar bear mascot on the company's television commercials in the United Kingdom.[31] Dafoe appeared as the devil in the Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
CLA 2013 Super Bowl
Super Bowl
ad in which Usher and Kate Upton also appear.[32] Dafoe also starred in three short films for Hanneke Schutte, with Saving Norman winning the Jameson First Shot competition.[33] Dafoe played fictional author Peter Van Houten in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
(2014).[34] In April 2014, he was announced as a member of the main competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[35] In 2017, Dafoe played and voiced Ryuk in Death Note, the American adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name. Also that year, he played scientist Nuidis Vulko in Zack Snyder's Justice League;[36][37] co-starred as Gerhard Hardman in a film adaptation of Agatha Christie's detective novel Murder on the Orient Express, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh;[38] and played Bobby Hicks in the drama The Florida
Florida
Project, receiving Academy Award, Gotham Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his performance. Personal life[edit] Dafoe met director Elizabeth LeCompte at The Performance Group, and the two began a professional and personal relationship there and at its successor company, The Wooster Group. Their son, Jack, was born in 1982.[39][40][41] Dafoe married Italian actress, director and screenwriter Giada Colagrande on March 25, 2005, a year after the two had met in Rome
Rome
at the premiere of one of her films. Dafoe said in 2010, "We were having lunch and I said: 'Do you want to get married tomorrow?'" They did so the following afternoon at a small ceremony with two friends as witnesses.[39] The two worked together on the film Before It Had a Name.[39] The couple divide their time among Rome,[42] New York City, and Los Angeles.[39] He now holds both Italian and American citizenship.[42] Dafoe said in 2008 that he is no longer practicing vegetarianism. His brother, Donald Dafoe, is a transplant surgeon and researcher.[43] In June 2016, he stirred up controversy in Italy while visiting The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo. Dafoe was photographed on a section while thousands of people were denied access. The local press suggested the closure might have been orchestrated to allow Dafoe to enjoy the installation without the crowds.[44] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1980 Heaven's Gate Willy Uncredited

1982 The Loveless Vance

1983 The Hunger Youth in Phone Booth

1984 New York Nights Punk Boyfriend[45]

Streets of Fire Raven Shaddock

1985 Roadhouse 66 Johnny Harte

To Live and Die in L.A. Erick "Rick" Masters

1986 Platoon Sergeant Gordon Elias Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Elephant Grass Voice Documentary

1988 Off Limits Buck McGriff

The Last Temptation
Temptation
of Christ Jesus
Jesus
of Nazareth

Mississippi Burning Agent Alan Ward

1989 Triumph of the Spirit Salamo Arouch

Born on the Fourth of July Charlie

1990 Cry-Baby Hateful Guard Cameo

Wild at Heart Bobby Peru Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

1991 Flight of the Intruder Lt. Cmdr. Virgil "Tiger" Cole

1992 Light Sleeper John LeTour Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor

White Sands Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal

1993 Body of Evidence Frank Dulaney

Faraway, So Close! Emit Flesti

1994 Tom & Viv T. S. Eliot

Clear and Present Danger John Clark

The Night and the Moment The Writer

1996 Victory Axel Heyst

Basquiat The Electrician

The English Patient David Caravaggio Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control John Geiger

Affliction Rolfe Whitehouse

1998 Lulu on the Bridge Dr. Van Horn

New Rose Hotel X

1999 Existenz Gas

The Boondock Saints Agent Paul Smecker

2000 American Psycho Donald Kimball

Animal Factory Earl Copen

Shadow of the Vampire Max Schreck Fantasporto's International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival's President Award for Outstanding Creative Performance Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor Sitges Film Festival's Gran Angular Award for Best Actor Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Bullfighter Father Ramirez

2001 Pavilion of Women Father Andre

Edges of the Lord Priest

2002 Spider-Man Norman Osborn/Green Goblin New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Fight

Auto Focus John Henry Carpenter Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

2003 Finding Nemo Gill Voice

Once Upon a Time in Mexico Armando Barillo

The Reckoning Martin

2004 The Clearing Arnold Mack

Spider-Man 2 Norman Osborn Cameo

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Klaus Daimler Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

Control Dr. Michael Copeland

Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate Narrator Documentary

The Aviator Roland Sweet

2005 XXX: State of the Union General George Deckert

Manderlay Mr. Mulligan

Before It Had a Name Leslie

Ripley Under Ground Neil Murchison

2006 American Dreamz Chief of Staff

Inside Man Captain John Darius

Paris, je t'aime The Cowboy Segment: "Place des Victoires"

2007 The Walker Larry Lockner

Mr. Bean's Holiday Carson Clay

Spider-Man 3 Norman Osborn Cameo

Tales from Earthsea Cob English dub

Go Go Tales Ray Ruby

The Procedure Christopher Short film

Anamorph Stan Aubrey

2008 Fireflies in the Garden Charles Waechter

Adam Resurrected Commandant Klein

The Dust of Time A

2009 Antichrist He Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated – Robert Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Affaire Farewell Feeney

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Detective Havenhurst

Daybreakers Lionel "Elvis" Cormac

Fantastic Mr. Fox Rat Voice

The Boondock Saints
The Boondock Saints
II: All Saints Day Paul Smecker Uncredited cameo

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Gavner Purl

2010 Miral Eddie

A Woman Max Oliver

2011 4:44 Last Day on Earth Cisco

The Hunter Martin David Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

2012 John Carter Tars Tarkas Voice and motion capture

Tomorrow You're Gone The Buddha

2013 Odd Thomas Wyatt Porter

Out of the Furnace John Petty

Nymphomaniac L

2014 A Most Wanted Man Tommy Brue

The Grand Budapest Hotel J.G. Jopling Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Bad Country Bud Carter

The Fault in Our Stars Peter Van Houten

Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini

John Wick Marcus

2016 My Hindu Friend Diego Fairman[46]

Dog Eat Dog Mad Dog

Finding Dory Gill Voice

The Headhunter's Calling Ed Blackridge

Sculpt

The Great Wall Ballard

2017 Do Donkeys Act? Narrator Documentary

The Florida
Florida
Project Bobby Hicks Atlanta Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor IndieWire Critics Poll for Best Supporting Actor Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor New York Film Critics Online for Best Supporting Actor National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Seattle Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

What Happened to Monday Terrence Settman

Mountain Narrator Documentary

Death Note Ryuk Voice and motion capture

Murder on the Orient Express Gerhard Hardman

Opus Zero Paul

2018 Aquaman Nuidis Vulko Post-production

At Eternity's Gate Vincent Van Gogh Post-production

2019 Motherless Brooklyn Paul Randolph Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 The Hitchhiker Jeffrey Hunt Episode: "Ghostwriter"

1991 Fishing with John Himself Segment: "Ice Fishing in Northern Maine"

1997 The Simpsons The Commandant (voice) Episode: "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson"

2010 American Experience Narrator (voice) Episode: "Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World"

2014 The Simpsons Mr Lassen (voice) Episode: "Blazed and Confused"

2017 Piigs Narrator Documentary

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role

2002 Spider-Man Norman Osborn
Norman Osborn
/ Green Goblin

2003 Finding Nemo Gill

2004 James Bond
James Bond
007: Everything or Nothing Nikolai Diavolo

2013 Beyond: Two Souls Nathan Dawkins

Other awards and nominations[edit] Camerimage

2002: Won, Special
Special
Award (For immense contribution to the art of film.)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2005: Won, Donostia Award

Stockholm International Film Festival

2012: Won, Stockholm Achievement Award

VGX (award show)

2013: Nominated, Best Voice Actor (for Beyond: Two Souls)

NAVGTR Awards

2013: Nominated, Supporting Performance in a Drama (for Beyond: Two Souls)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2016: Won, Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema

Berlin International Film Festival

2018: Awarded, Honorary Golden Bear of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, recognising his life’s work[47]

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Awards for Willem Dafoe

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

1980-2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
/ Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
(1986) R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1997) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(2000)

2001-present

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller
(2012) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips
(1988) Max Perlich (1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(1991) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(1992) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1993) Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palminteri
(1994) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(1995) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(1996) Jason Lee (1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2007) James Franco
James Franco
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) John Hawkes (2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Ben Foster
Ben Foster
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Adolph Caesar (1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Michael Lerner (1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2006) Vlad Ivanov (2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Dwight Henry (2012) James Franco
James Franco
/ Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1967) Seymour Cassel
Seymour Cassel
(1968) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1971) Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
/ Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Henry Gibson
Henry Gibson
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Edward Fox (1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
/ Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Robert Preston (1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Martin Donovan
Martin Donovan
/ Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Paul Schneider / Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) James Franco
James Franco
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1969) Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1972) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1973) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1974) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Jackie Earle Haley
Jackie Earle Haley
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Michael Constantine
Michael Constantine
(2002) Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1998) Harry Lennix
Harry Lennix
(1999) Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert
(2002) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2003) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2004) Danny Huston
Danny Huston
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
/ Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2007) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1974/75) Jay Robinson
Jay Robinson
(1976) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1977) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1978) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
(1979) Scatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
(1980) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1981) Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
(1982) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1983) Tracey Walter
Tracey Walter
(1984) Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
(1985) Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(1986) Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson
(1987) Robert Loggia
Robert Loggia
(1988) Thomas F. Wilson
Thomas F. Wilson
(1989/90) William Sadler (1991) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1992) Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
(1996) Vincent D'Onofrio
Vincent D'Onofrio
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2001) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2002) Sean Astin
Sean Astin
(2003) David Carradine
David Carradine
(2004) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2011) Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg
(2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Richard Armitage (2014) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2015) John Goodman
John Goodman
(2016)

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