Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe - Actor, wine lover, bon viveur, raconteur and competitive dancer

Ladies and Gentlemen! In the house! Direct from the clubs of Rome, and originally Studio 54, our old friend DJ DAFOE! One of the world's greatest screen actors (Spider Man, Last Temptation of Christ ...oh, 100 other movies), and no slouch on the stage either, wine lover, bon viveur, raconteur and competitive dancer -- the man oozes DJ charisma. And he's a friend of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson -- respect! Here he is, flown in First Class on Virtual Airways, our pal and yours - the Great, the One and Only ...WILLEM DAFOE!

Top 10 Tunes

  1. Cantù - Fratelli Mancuso

    In dialect, so I don't understand a word but love the raw but lush sound of this Sicilian folk song.
  2. Sunday Morning - Velvet Underground

    I heard Lou Reed wrote it for Nico's voice but ended up recording it himself. Love the celesta. Makes me think of coming home with the dawn in my youthful New York City days.
  3. Ja Sei Namorar - Tribalistas

    A special colaboration of Arnald Antunes, Marisa Monte,Carlinhos Brown 2003 Brazil. Joyous sound, sexy and inspires me to dance around the house naked.
  4. Absolute Beginners - David Bowie

    A sing along song for my wife's guitar practice
  5. La Cura - Franco Battiato

    I'm a huge Battiato fan. This is one of his classics. I'm always moved by this song.
  6. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

    A a fragment of a song- I once read it was one of Hendrix's favorites, but then again don't believe such things. My sister played Axis: Power of Love for me when I was 13.
  7. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan

    My favorite poet
  8. Rain and Tears - Aphrodite's Child

    Rediscovered this when heard it in Hou Hsaio-Hsien's great film THREE TIMES (2005). Also check out Aphrodite's Child's It's Five O'Clock.
  9. Rapture - Antony and The Johnsons

    Antony Hegarty has the voice of an angel. Both ethereal and earthy, male and female. The is the first song I heard of his. He performs it in the film Animal Factory (2000).
  10. Este Seu Olhar - João Gilberto

    A beautiful Bossa Nova classic by Tom Jobim-in my favorite interpretation by Joao Gilberto (second only to my wife's). Chill, cool, simple, complex. To accompany any activity.

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The Hunter with Willem Dafoe and Sam NeillWe love Willem here at HQ, and we dig his music too. We loved seeing him in Toronto, and check him out in The Hunter.