A year later he starred as the leader of a motorcycle gang in The Loveless and later played a similar role in Streets of Fire. There he apprenticed under Richard Schechner director of the avant-garde theater troupe The Performance Group and became romantically involved with the group's Elizabeth LeCompte 11 years his senior and who with her former romantic partner Spalding Gray and others edged out Schechner and created the Wooster Group. Born on the Fourth of July The English Patient The Last Temptation of Christ Mississippi Burning Mr.
Willem Dafoe (born July 22 1955) is an American film stage and voice actor and a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group. Bean's Holiday The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Boondock Saints Spider-Man and The Aviator and voice roles in Fantastic Mr. Dafoe has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice.