Willem Dafoe, film's most iconic face graces the cover for Esquire Singapore's October issue. Having appeared in hundreds of productions, some which garnered him nominations and wins, Dafoe takes time out to talk about the fear of acting, his latest movies (Motherless Brooklyn and The Lighthouse) and playing uncommon people.
“I haven't been worried about typecasting for a long time. That was more of a product from when I was younger. Now I feel more reckless and more free in my choices. 'Uncommon people'. I think that's an apt description.
"But I'd also say that all characters are 'uncommon people'", Dafoe says.
We have a limited number of issues that come with Derwent Academy colouring pencils so grab a copy of Esquire Singapore's October issue at all good newsstands and book stores now.
Editor-in-Chief: Norman Tan
Photography: Michael Schwartz
Stylist: Fabio Immediato
Story: Wayne Cheong