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‘Beetlejuice 2’: Willem Dafoe Joins Jenna Ortega, Michael Keaton

Willem Dafoe is the latest bold-faced name to join the cast of Beetlejuice 2. The Warner Bros. feature began production this week with Tim Burton, who directed the original movie that was released in 1988, back in the director’s chair. Jenna Ortega is leading the cast, with Michael Keaton reprising his role as the obnoxious ghost, […]

Willem Dafoe Is Down to Return as the Green Goblin in a Third ‘Spider-Man’ Movie: “That’s a Great Role”

Willem Dafoe is open to reprising his role again as one of the most iconic villains in the Spider-Man franchise. During an interview with Inverse promoting his new thriller Inside, published online Wednesday, the actor said he would return as Norman Osborn/the Green Goblin for a third film “if everything was right, sure.” Dafoe’s performance […]

Willem Dafoe Had Emma Stone Slap Him 20 Times While Filming ‘And’ So Off-Camera Scene Would Look More Genuine

Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe had quite a memorable moment while working on Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming film And. In a profile by The New York Times, published online Thursday, it was revealed that Dafoe was “self-motivating to set,” which meant he would come to set even when he didn’t have to be there. While filming […]

‘Inside’ Review: Willem Dafoe Adds Another Tortured Soul to His Portrait Gallery in a Suffocating Intellectual Exercise

Greek director Vasilis Katsoupis’ first dramatic feature is a high-concept thriller about a master art thief trapped in a luxury New York penthouse that turns on him.

Phyllis Carlyle, Influential Talent Manager and ‘Accidental Tourist,’ ‘Seven’ Producer, Dies at 80

Phyllis Carlyle, the onetime casting director who managed the careers of Willem Dafoe, Geena Davis, Melanie Griffith, Andy Garcia and John Malkovich and produced films including Seven and The Accidental Tourist, has died. She was 80. Carlyle died Sept. 14 in Encino after a battle with lymphoma, friend Toni Greenberg announced. The daughter of a […]

Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley Board Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘And’

Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley are set to star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ next movie, And. The director of The Favourite and The Lobster will helm the film based on a script developed by Element Pictures and Film4 and penned by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou. The storyline for And remains under wraps, but […]

Walter Hill on ‘The Warriors,’ ‘Aliens’ Sequels With Sigourney Weaver and What All Those ’48 Hours’ Buddy Comedy Ripoffs Get Wrong

80-year-old American director Walter Hill can lay claim to have invented at least two movie genres: the street gang film — with the seminal 1979 action thriller The Warriors — and the buddy cop movie with the 1982 Eddie Murphy/Nick Nolte hit 48 Hours. As a producer, Hill was behind Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror […]

Venice: ’48 Hours,’ ‘Red Heat’ Director Walter Hill to Get Glory to the Filmmaker Honor

Walter HIll, the iconic director of such films as The Warriors, 48 Hours and Red Heat, will be honored for his life’s work at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival. He will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Hill will screen his new film, the Western Dead for a Dollar, starring Christoph Waltz, […]

Willem Dafoe to Receive Honorary University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Doctorate

Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month. University officials announced Friday that Dafoe will receive the doctorate of arts on May 22. He’s slated to speak at the school’s two graduation ceremonies that day. He’ll receive the degree during the second ceremony of the day. […]

‘The Northman’ Filmmaker Robert Eggers on Nailing Nude Battle Scene, Managing Epic Production

Standing front and center beneath the big screen inside Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, Robert Eggers had an important message to share about The Northman. “I want to say that this is not a film by Robert Eggers,” said the filmmaker on Monday night ahead of the premiere as he was joined by actors Alexander Skarsgard, […]

Alexander Skarsgard Can’t Escape His Fate in ‘The Northman’ Trailer

A little over a week ahead of its theatrical release, Robert Eggers’ The Northman dropped a second official trailer with new footage of the film’s all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. “Fate has no mercy,” begins the nearly two-minute trailer as Skarsgard’s Amleth looks into a hut […]

Box Office: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Finds New Life in Black and White

Guillermo del Toro is nothing if not determined. When his new film, Nightmare Alley, opened nationwide over the Dec. 17-19 weekend to a forgettable $2.8 million from 2,145 theaters, the Oscar-winning filmmaker didn’t flee and instead reverse-engineered the movie’s release, this time with a black-and-white version. On Jan. 28, Nightmare Alley will once again be […]