Willem Dafoe Shows His Softer Side In Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project’

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There are many sides to Willem Dafoe. He played genteel British poet T.S. Eliot in the quietly devastating 1994 UK period drama Tom & Viv; a cider-swilling rat in Wes Anderson's 2009 stop-motion animation The Fantastic Mr. Fox; and, early in his Hollywood career, he landed the title role of Jesus in Martin Scorsese's controversial 1988 mini-epic The Last Temptation of Christ. But those aren't the kind of parts that most movie audiences associate with him: it's a likely…