Underrated – Willem Dafoe
It’s astounding that Dafoe has never won a Best Actor Oscar because he’s one of the best of his generation. He’s capable of being a terrifying psychopath like in the Spiderman series. But we’ve also seen him give quiet, nuanced performances in indie movies including The Florida Project.
A Dafoe fan stated their case: “He’s never considered A-list but he kills it in every single role I’ve ever seen him in. And that voice!! Greatest actor of all time for me.” This is very fair because he has an amazing on-screen presence and elevates all his films. Check out his display in The Lighthouse because it is devastating.