Willem Dafoe to Get Berlin Lifetime Achievement Honor

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Willem Dafoe

The Oscar-nominated actor will be honored with a selection of his films, including Martin Scorsese's 'The Last Temptation of Christ,' Lars von Trier's 'Antichrist' and Oliver Stone's 'Platoon.'

Three-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe will receive this year's honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The veteran actor, who picked up his third Oscar nomination this year for his supporting turn in The Florida Project, will receive his Berlin trophy at a ceremony in the German capital Feb. 20.

In his honor, Berlin will screen a retrospective of Dafoe's career, featuring such highlights as Oliver Stone's Platoon and Shadow of a Vampire from E. Elias Merhige, both of which garnered Oscar nominations in the best supporting actor category. Also included in Berlin's Dafoe retrospective are Lars von Trier's Antichrist, Alan Parker's Mississippi Burning, William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

Anderson's latest, the animated feature Isle of Dogs, will open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 15. The 68th Berlinale runs through Feb. 25.

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