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Willem Dafoe's laundry habit

LincLinc Community InstigatorDetroit Moderator
edited February 2018 in Arts & Writings

Willem Dafoe: Oscar's Enigmatic Underdog Wants to "Disappear"

Here is a typical day in the life of Willem Dafoe: He wakes up early, usually around 5 or 6. He meditates, has a cup of coffee and writes in his journal for a while. Then he checks his email, does some yoga and makes breakfast. If he's prepping for a film, which he almost always is, he'll go over his lines for a couple of hours. If he's not, he'll read a book, take a walk around his West Village neighborhood or — his favorite activity of all — do some laundry.

"It's one of my great pleasures," he says, dead serious. "I love it so much, I have to resist the urge to do a lot of hand washing when I'm in hotels. Sometimes, when I'm in a strange city, I go to laundromats. I did that in France recently — I was shooting a movie there — and it was a beautiful experience. For some reason, people are really nice to me in laundromats and I have these great encounters. Talk about fun and sexy …"

I just really enjoyed this article and thought I'd share it. I read about a person like this and just think, "He gets it."



  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    What a brilliant article. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading it. I'm kinda in love with the guy, now....

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran


    Reminded me of this story from Tom Sawyer ... on the nature of work and play ...

  • ShakShak Veteran Veteran

    I’ve always liked Willem Defoe as an actor. Now I have some respect for him. And I can relate. I have a wicked dish washing habit.

  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @federica said:
    What a brilliant article. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading it. I'm kinda in love with the guy, now....

    I have always been in love with the guy...
    I had a teenage crush with him as he played Sgt Elias in Oliver Stone's "Platoon."

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