Willem Dafoe

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Willem Dafoe, 1988 – on Playing Jesus Christ

Willem Dafoe spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press in 1988 about playing Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ directed by Martin Scorsese from the 1955 novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. “It seems like the most logical thing to do would be to read the source material, but I didn’t, which is interesting, because I didn't want to burden myself with any expectations or be influenced by any images, so you try to free yourself from them as much as possible.