Willem Dafoe is an actor popular all over the world for his distinct facial features and voice. He has worked in some global hits like Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spider-Man, The Fault in Our Stars, etc.

His diverse roles have made him immensely popular. He has played antagonists and protagonists but is better recognized as a villain. He played the villain in the Tobey Maguire starrer Spider-Man, similarly, he was also the villain in Streets of Fire.

What Is The Net Worth Of Willem Dafoe In 2020?

Four-time Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe has a net worth of around $40 million as of April 2020. Starting his career in 1979, he slowly made himself one of the biggest names in Hollywood and is a household name.

Defoe’s work on movies has been critically acclaimed as well as beloved by audiences, for his excellent work in cinema he has earned a huge salary.

Salary And Box Office Earnings

According to various online sources, the star earns around $5.15 Million per year, which is $429,166 per month.

Similarly, Defoe’s scores of films have also earned huge amounts of money at the box office, in fact, Aquaman starring Jason Momoa grossed around $1.148 billion.

Here s a list of the box office earnings over the years.

Year Box Office Collections Film
1980 $3,480,000 Heaven’s Gate
1983 $5,980,000 The Hunger
1984 $8,090,000 Streets of Fire
1985 $17,310,000  To Live and Die in L.A
1986 $138,530,000 Platoon (Defoe’s work was nominated for an Academy Award)
1991 $14,590,000 Flight of the Intruder
1992 $10,060,000 ‘Light Sleeper’ + ‘White Sand’
1993 $14,540,000 ‘Body of Evidence’ + ‘Faraway, So Close!’
1994 $216,430,000 ‘Clear and Present Danger’ + ‘Tom & Viv’
1996 $234,990,000 ‘The English Patient’ + ‘Basquiat’
1997 $170,840,000 ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’ + ‘Affliction ’
1999 $2,880,000 ‘New Rose Hotel’ + ‘Existenz’
2001 $77,240 Pavilion of Women
2002 $821,708,551 Spider-Man (2002)
2016 $1,028,570,889 Finding Dory
2018 $1,148,461,807 Aquaman

The actor has spoken publicly about trying to balance his work on independent works and on blockbusters. In fact, he is one of the most respected theater actors too.

Interesting: Many fans believe that Willem Defoe is an actor tailor-made to play the Joker from the Batman universe.

Willem Dafoe’s Houses And Real Estate

The actor used to own many houses in New York, USA. He sold a West Village co-op for around $2.9 million in October 2014. He had originally bought the property for $1.6 million in 2005.

He originally listed the price of the home at $3.1 million and sold it for a final price of $2.875 million.

Defoe upgraded to a larger penthouse costing $3.99 million after selling this property. The property he upgraded to has 1,500 square feet of living space that includes 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The leading man also listed his Modernist rubber-clad home for sale asking a price of $850,000 in 2008 but no further information regarding the sale is available in the public domain.

The property is a local landmark and is considered to be one of the most architecturally beautiful homes in New York.

The County Road 2, Accord, NY property is a stopping place for many locals and tourists on their way. Many foreigners can be seen gawking inside the premises while visiting the big apple.

Short Biography

Willem Dafoe was born William James Dafoe on July 22, 1955, in Appleton, Wisconsin, the U.S to William Alfred Dafoe and Muriel Isabel Dafoe.

The actor has a brother named Donald Dafoe. Willem has Mixed (English, French, German, Irish, and Scottish) heritage. He is a dropout from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Willem Dafoe’s Married Life

He is married to Giada Colagrande as of April 2020, the pair tied the knot on March 25, 2005. They do not have any children together.

Before this, Defoe was in a long relationship with Elizabeth LeCompte. The pair were together from 1977 to 2004 but never married. They have a son together who was born in 1982.