Willem Dafoe Shrine

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I love Willem Dafoe, especially as Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin in Spider-Man 2002. He is one of my greatest art inspirations, from his handsome face, intense performances, and humongous boxy ribcage. I have drawn him many times. Would you like to see my thoughts and drawings?

You may also make a detour to my other Dafoe page if you are over 18.

Me n' Willem


Panel 1:

Liv: "I fell in love with the Green Goblin from Spider-Man 2002 when I was 9 years old. I had never seen a more beautiful man."

Ollie: "All the other kids made fun of me! "Ew he's UGLY and OLD!". They had Justin Timberlake, well, I had my Dafoe!"

Panel 2:

Liv: "And now that I'm a grown ass man, and gobby is only 3x my age, I can draw this copyrighted character doing anything I want."

Gobby: "Cold..."

Liv: "Back to formula."

Liv: "I still haven't met a man who can meet my goblin standards."

3 panel comic.  First panel: person trying to sleep but looking at phone, thinking can't sleep.  Second panel: Closed eyes, thinking Think Sexy Thoughts.  Third panel, thought bubble filled with images of Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin, cheeks out.

Why did my young impressionable mind decide to latch onto Willem Dafoe?

Why Willem is cute, by maggie age 9

💘 Looks cool
🥴 Weird wrinkly faces
👴 Old
🐣 Short
🎵 His lisp sounds like sneakers on basketball court 👿 Screams, shakes, zums, and spits when he goblinizes
👃 Tiny crooked nose
👄 Granny smoker lips
👁 Baby orangutan eyes
💀 Skeletor cheekbones
🦷 Big smile, lots of teeth
🦴 Very big ribcage
💘 That means he has a big heart 🩺💕
👑 He is a grandoise theatrical thesp in a sea of generic smiling Hollywood leading men
🍆 Scary peepee
👩 Identifies with woman cuz he cries and wants to be married.

"It makes me laugh when I hear a guy talking about being in touch with his feminine side. But I gravitate towards women, I identify with them. And I do cry very easily, more and more as I get older."

- Willy Big D. Dafoe

Dafoe's influence on me is very apparent in my characters. He's the reason I love to draw my older characters with very large ribcages, small waists/hips, and prominently lined faces.

Goblin Ita Bag

I have a combination Goblin and Dafoe Ita Bag. The Goblin is my favorite Dafoe role, and the main theme is green and purple goblinization. But I am too attention deficit to keep something on a strict theme.

Where the stuff is from:

  • Purple wing bag: SlyBonsaiShop
  • Dolls: old Marvel stuff from eBay
  • Daddy Dafoe pin: CunningLinguistCo
  • Pumpkin stickers: Hardboyled
  • Goblin shirt: MetalThrills
  • Harkbucks buttons and goblin butt stickers: me!

  • Norman Osborn + Green Goblin

    The heart, Osborn!

    Spider-Man 2002 is the greatest superhero movie of all time, and it's 100% because I love Willem Dafoe in his dual roles as Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The rubber suit acting is wonderful, he moves like a Power Ranger! Every line he delivers is gold, whether it's the infamous Scientist line, having a hell of a time with MJ, or just simply... shleeeeeeeep....

    And if the mirror scenes with vulnerable, desperate Norman sobbing and begging , knelt submissively under the cackling Goblin? That don't convince ya? Nothing will. Total psycho! Total wife material! Two waifus in one!

    Headcanons for my man Norman

    Outfit: Purple spandex halloween costume instead of armor.
    Age: 50-69+ years. Aged up for my pleasure.
    Height: 5'5" (5 foot 5 inches). Short and cute, wears slightly heeled dress shoes.
    Brain: What doesn't he show symptoms of?? Schizophrenia, bipolar, paranoia, psychosis, DID, all of which he passed down to Harry. The seizure he suffered from the goblin gas worsened his psychosis and caused an alter to surface. His alter takes over to protect Norman under stress and physical pain.
    Physical Gets seizures. Walks with a cane. A war veteran? Splatoom? Def has Goblin Cancer from huffing that Goblin Gas.

    Fucked Headcanons:

  • The goblin gas gave him erectile dysfunction. Watch out Harry. Don’t get hooked on that goblin gas.
  • There is no goblin suit. It’s all green body paint. He’s balls out when he’s flyin’ on his glider, wearing high heeled boots cuz Norman is insecure about his height and the Goblin is boutta fix that.
  • He's got a lil purple tunic from Spirit Halloween. During a manic episode, he tried on every outfit in Spirit Halloween. He bought the whole building afterwards to ensure a steady supply of purple spandex tunics. That’s what goblin gas and mental illness does to ya, I’ve been there a couple times, balls out goblinized!
  • if he survived the 2002 movie, the goblin glider shredded his genitals! Peter brings him to the hospital, and being something of a scientist himself Norman suggests that they invert what is left of his huge meat into a Gobligna. God Bless America.
  • If he didn’t perish at the end of Spider-Man 2002, the goblin gas would have gotten him soon after, with a lung disease that no doctor would be able to diagnose or treat.
  • Peep my "Likes" page for more of my ramblings on Norman and Harry and Peter's relationships!

    Goblin Gallery...

    Though the title says Goblin, this gallery contains all-Dafoe inclusive art. There are a lot of images in 2021. If they don't load, refresh!

    Gettin' into genderbends: Norma, Piper, and Harriet. NWH just made my love for the Raimiverse even stronger and my loathing for marvel stronger lol.

    One day I had a dream about the sexy fish from Finding Nemo that was played by Willem Dafoe. That lead me to learn that the sexy fish, Gill, was based on Dafoe's role in Animal Factory. So me n' Shane watched Animal Factory, and found it AMAZING. The year of Dafoe yaoi was thus born in the fall of 2021, and me n' Shane watched many many movies as well as re-re-rewatching the classic Spiderman 2002. I didn't even know NWH was coming out or what it was about til right before its release LOL.

    Though I didn't draw as much goblin in the years before, he's always been there in the back of my mind... haunting my dreams... follow the cold shiver running down your spine.

    Goblin Playlist

    I had a dream I made a playlist for the Green Goblin composed entirely of Lana Del Rey songs that mention New York, money, or old men. So I made the playlist.


    The giant painting of Willem Dafoe in Spider-Man 2002

    After re-re-rewatching the Raimi trilogy, we noticed that the infamous Dafoe oil painting is only in Spider-Man 3. In Spider-Man 1 & 2, that corner in the Osborn house seems to be occupied by a painting of a woman

    846 words, read more!

    The implications of this are fascinating to me! The woman could be Harry’s mom and Norman’s ex-wife... it’s very unlikely they’d just have a portrait of any other random woman sitting in their ugly floral chair. And a redditor points out that Harry wants MJ to wear a black dress to impress Norman -- Harry has EXTREME parental issues! Make my girlfriend look hot for my dad by making her look like my mom.. who I’m dating?! Does he love MJ or his dad?! Well we know the answer to that when we get to the Thanksgiving scene, when Norman calls MJ a golddigger and Harry takes his dad's side after MJ complains.

    While looking for images of the paintings, I found a video discussing the painting from an artistic/historical point of view: "Critiquing Norman Osborn Portrait Painting"

    Professor Jordan in the video shares my headcanon that Harry had this commissioned between the events of Spider-Man 2 and 3. A large oil painting commission of this size could easily be tens of thousands of dollars, reserved usually for powerful men like presidents, and Harry has the money and adoration for his dad to make it happen.

    The professors point out that the painting is very stoic and distant -- much like how Harry would have perceived his father. The expression emanates smugness, andpower. And Harry, having never experienced warmth and love from his father, would not have thought asked the artist to depict his father as anything other than the idealized CEO power figure. Imagine being the world’s richest furry... and commissioning your dad’s fursona looking really cool and mean.

    (option 2: There’s also the possibility that the Osborns already had this painting, and Harry dragged it out of storage after going full goblin mode at the end of Spider-Man 2. But I don’t think that the Osborns would be the type to commission an expensive painting and hide it for 2 movies.)

    (option 3: We totally forgot about this scene where Harry is painting a beautiful fruit scene. Did Harry Osborn himself paint the giant painting of Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn in a fit of inspiration and madness? That Goblin Gas really gets ya brain going!

    What are the psychological implications of Harry replacing a large portrait of his mother with a even larger portrait of his father??!

  • We don’t know what happened to Harry’s mom in the movie series, but we know that his father died. And even after learning everything, despite all the horrible things Norman’s done to his own son and mankind, Harry loves him unconditionally.

  • Harry doesn’t talk about his mother nearly as much as his father. The only information we have about her is that Norman calls her a golddigger (comparing her to Mary Jane). We do not know how Harry views his mother.

  • In Harry’s descent into goblinization, his obsession with his father and hallucinations grow stronger. His entire life is now ruled by avenging his father. He has no friends, no family. He couldn’t even make his dad happy when Norman was alive. Now Harry can only hope to please his father with this one purpose after Norman’s death.

  • Did the chair once belong to his mother? Is that yet another way Harry has melded the classic mother figure with his almost-deadbeat dad? He wishes for what society deems a mother’s warm love through his cold and distant father.

  • The portrait is very conspicuously placed behind the chair in the portrait. His father sits in the ugly floral chair in the painting. Perhaps it helps Harry’s hallucinations and wishes to have his father alive again? To imagine him sitting in that very chair, occupying the same space as Harry once more? As such, the painting fufills the dictionary definition of a fetish: “ an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit. “

  • The chair also symbolizes Harry walking in his father’s footsteps in goblinization. If he ever sits in the chair, he’s in the exact same position as his father. It’s a perfect mirror, much like Norman’s mirror scene in the first movie. Harry now occupies the power of the CEO of Oscorp. He now wants to kill Peter Parker. Harry is becoming his father, and he damn well wants that! He worships his father! There’s nothing more he’d like to than to have been half the man his father was, with all intellect and cunning and power.

  • That’s quite a lot of words to analyze my favorite piece of superhero art EVER!!!!! I love this painting of Willem as Norman, and I wish there was a high resolution image of it so I could have this hanging in my living room too. I’d worship it just the same as Harry! Maybe with less goblinization though.

  • Lighthouse

    I really like Dafoe in The Lighthouse. He plays a grumpy farty old gay sailor, and Edwart Colon wrestles him for power and the right to the sacred fap chamber. I love wrestling power dynamics! And singing gentle sea shanties to your boy best friend and hugging 'em and kissin' em and cuddlin' them when you're both drunk and sad.

    Willem Movies:

    In October 2021, I went through a LOT of Dafoe movies for Dafoctober. I'm still going through them as of 2022! Dude's done a lot of movies! I'll mark the ones I highly recommend with a tomato 🍅.

    Here's a bingo card I had fun with during Dafoctober! It also doubles as a drinking game. Take a sip for each bingole you get! But be careful...

    (1984) Streets of Fire: He's in it for about 2 minutes total, and the rest of the movie is slightly cringe, but he has a great rubber wading outfit and leather biker twink look.

    (1988) The Last Temptation of Christ: A movie that's way too long for my liking, and I'm not the biggest fan of the source material. But Willem gets some great acting in with a New Yawk Jesus, complete with Jesus torture and Jesus sex scene.

    (1992) Body of Evidence: A fairly boring movie, but quite notable for Madonna hand-picking Willem to be her co-star in cock-n'-ball torture. The hot wax and belt bondage was improvised? Okay Madonna, you sado-yumejoshi! People say this movie is worse than it is, but it's fairly inoffensive and I think those folks only dislike it because they dislike Madonna. Find a supercut of the Willem scenes.

    🍅(1999) Boondock Saints: Fun dude movie! Willem's a homophobic, homosexual, crossdressing detective for about 10 minutes. He goes ham, chews the scenery, says a slur, and steals the show. And he looks GREAT as a chain-smoking middle-aged woman. If Willem's not enough, we have Norman Reedus for the other group of yumejoshi.

    🍅(2000) American Psycho: Fun dude movie! Willem's a straightdressing detective for about 5 minutes, in a very low-key role that's mostly there to wig ya out with his little naughty smile. Christian Bale really steals the show this time.

    🍅(2000) Animal Factory: GREAT explicitly homoerotic movie! Willem's a prison-gay inmate who chooses to protect a young man from sexual assault. Why? Well... he says he wouldn't be doing it if the young man wasn't pretty like a girl. Nothing R18 happens between 'em besides a "fake" sex scene, but the character interaction and tension is just, really, my ideal! Another surprise bright spot of the movie is Mickey Rourke as the transgender inmate Jan. She's very pretty. This movie was directed by Steve Buscemi and I really am surprised no one has recommended this movie to me! It's queer, it's subtext, it's just textual, and it ends like all the greatest yaoi mangos would. Buscemi is one of my few allies in this world.

    🍅(2000) Shadow of the Vampire: Prime creepy and theatrical Dafoe! He's Nosferatu, with a naughty grin, a lust for pretty women's necks (and sucking on bleeding men's fingers) and sometimes very sad drunken rants. The movie's a horror-comedy, and I cannot imagine anyone else but Dafoe as the titular vampire in this mood. If you've watched the old B/W Nosferatu, this is a really fun fanfic basically. Compare and contrast Dafoe's vampire to Kinski's! Dafoe shows much more glee, while Kinski's is just depressed. Both actors have extremely intense performances and do it their own unique way. It's so great seeing so many takes on this character!

    (2002) Finding Nemo: Did you know that Dafoe plays Gill, the sexy scarred fish in the dentist's office? Now you do. Gill's beak looks just like Dafoe's nose... anyways, they based this character on his role in Animal Factory (which is how I found that movie to watch!), which is kinda weird in context of Gill protecting Nemo? But Dafoe is great as always. Another childhood favorite!

    🍅(2002) Spider-Man: Let's just incorporate his cameos in 2 and 3 in here too. Spider-Man 2002 is the GREATEST superhero movie of all time, why does didnymarvel even bother making new ones?? It's weird, it's silly, it's goofy, it's got HORROR MOVIE SHOTS cause of Raimi. Dafoe's dual roles are just INCREDIBLE and dynamic, he's doing everything from insane goblin screaming to gentle father scenes, and the scenes without him are iconic too! Tobey's wibbly widdle angel lipz...

    (2006) Tales From Earthsea: Dafoe's grizzled NEW YAWK voice coming out of a girly man anime twink is extremely jarring! Who was the casting agent for this film??? But it makes more sense as you get to the end of the movie. He does good with his voices IMO, both his hoarse MILF whisper and his gurgling death screeches. Shane might have his own Dafoe waifu....The rest of this Ghibli movie is not my jam. I'm not really into magic or fantasy.

    🍅(2009) Antichrist: Another movie full of Dafoe ass shots, chokefucking, and cock-n-ball torture??? I guess big film directors have the same goals as me, huh. Men only want one thing... and it's Dafoe in excrutiating physical and mental torment. He plays a dickweed shrink trying to "heal" his wife. He kinda deserves everything that's coming to him. It's a long artsy film masquerading under the horror genre's shock visuals, and doesn't quite connect its themes in a way that stimulates my brain (maybe cuz Lars Trier seems like a dickweed himself). But it's worth a watch!

    (2015) My Hindu Friend: While the idea of a Dafoe character being painfully sickly and dying of cancer is GREAT, and he is entertaining to watch, I was not a fan of this movie. As an autobiography, I just didn't like the person enough to enjoy the movie. I don't really like artists who treat art as their higher calling, above treating human beings kindly. He seems very mean to women (including his mother), and he does that director thing where he only has sex with younger women despite his old age and limp dick. Eh.

    🍅(2017) The Florida Project: I really like this film! It's in that genre I adore of "just some regular characters doing stuff in a room". Dafoe plays a small role as a hotel manager who is tormented by the residents and kids, and it's very cute. There's something very fufilling about watching Dafoe play a genuine Dad role that's not based on family, but a much better dad at protecting strangers. I admit I cried at this movie. I get sad when kids are sad, and when there's child abuse/neglect.

    (2017) Death Note: This movie is shit, but Dafoe as Ryuk is too perfect. I remember groaning when I heard they cast him, because that meant I had to watch this movie. He plays the part to a T, and the role is maybe a little too perfect! He doesn't get many moments to shine because of how well he slots into the role, there's not many surprises. But hey, it's kinda like getting another Green Goblin for me :)

    (2019) Siberia: An art film that feels an hour too long. If you're into more Dafoe ass shots and chokefucking, boy are there directors who are begging him to do more ass shots and chokefucking!!! Dafoe plays a sad bartender who's going a lil' cookoo as his dreams meld with reality. He also plays his dad. And his father. Those parts might be my favorite, just watching him talk to himself... cuz he gets to do more Goblin mirror scenes!

    🍅(2019) The Lighthouse: Representation matters. And I finally felt seen in this movie as an ojiiuke puppyplay enthusiast. What other movie will you see Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe masturbating in? If you want to know my exact taste in character dynamics and meandering two-guys-one-room storytelling with no morals, watch this movie.

    (2019) Togo: It's a Disney movie about a man and his sled dog, based on a true story. What do you expect? I admit I cried >:( I get sad when animals are hurt!!!! And Dafoe is cute as another grumpy old man character who's heart is slowly warmed by a cute lil puppy.

    🍅(2021) Spider-Man No Way Home: The tomato is only for Dafoe's scenes. I am not the audience for didnymarvel movies. I think this movie is horribly written with the most generic uncool lines that make every character sound snarkily similar, the time travel stuff is sloppy, and the older actors they brought in are either phoning it in for the money (Ock, Molina said so himself he did it for the money) or replaced with CG (lizard and sandman?!).
    Willem just steals the whole damn show. He makes the best of a doodoo script, and he acts his whole dafussy out as tender Norman and insane Goblin.
    Jamie Foxx is super adorable as Electro as well, I feel bad that he seems so energetic in his role but the rest of the movie just... no pun intended but SUCKS the energy. Watch a supercut with Willem and Jamie's scenes. Then imagine a better movie in your mind, because anything you make up is better fanfiction than this movie.

    Thanks for readin'!

    spiderman hanging by a butt thread