William James Dafoe is an American actor. He is the recipient of various accolades, including the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, in addition to receiving nominations for four Academy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA. He has frequently collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Julian Schnabel, Wes Anderson, and Robert Eggers. Dafoe was an early member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group. He made his film debut in Heaven's Gate, but was fired during production. He had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film The Loveless. Early roles include in Streets of Fire and To Live and Die in L.A. before breakthrough roles in The Last Temptation of Christ and Mississippi Burning both in 1988. Dafoe received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Oliver Stone's war film Platoon.