Willem Dafoe receives Crystal Globe

Actor honoured for his lifetime contribution.

by Jennie Kermode

Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe Photo: Sacha Kargaltsev

Two time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe today received the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. The Wisconsin-born star, who has worked with numerous acclaimed directors (including Lars von Trier, David Cronenberg, Wes Anderson and David Lynch) described the award as "a sweet thing" and said it would encourage him in the work he does.

Dafoe can currently be heard in UK cinemas doing voice work for Finding Dory, and he's halfway through playing the role of Nuidis Vulko in Justice League. Nevertheless, he said that he was excited by the opportunity to visit the festival, which is something he has wanted to do for years. This year it includes a retrospective screening of The Last Temptation Of Christ alongside one of his more recent works, Pasolini, which he discussed with us before its New York premiere in 2014.

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