William J. "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American-Italian actor. He will portray Nuidis Vulko in the upcoming films Justice League and Aquaman.[1][2][3]


  • Willem Dafoe has been one of many candidates to play the role of the Joker since the Tim Burton 1989 Batman film; he was even speculated to play the Joker in Suicide Squad before Jared Leto was cast in the role.
  • Willem Dafoe is one of the few actors who has portrayed both DC and Marvel characters, having portrayed Norman Osborn in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.


  1. 'Justice League' Adds Willem Dafoe to Cast (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. ‘Justice League': Willem Dafoe Plays a Major ‘Aquaman’ Hero - Collider
  3. Willem Dafoe: ‘I’m seduced by strong directors … I like the crazy ones’