By Justin Enriquez for Dailymail.com 10:35 p.m. January 8, 2024, updated 11:13 p.m. January 8, 2024
Willem Dafoe passionately kissed his wife of 18 years as they made a rare public appearance together at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
The 68-year-old actor, who attended last night's Golden Globes in support of the film Poor Things, graciously accepted his new spot on the famous sidewalk in Hollywood, California on Monday morning.
He was joined at the event by his wife Giada Colagrande, 48, who proudly shared a sweet smooch with his new star.
Willem looked dapper for his big day as he wore a navy suit over a white shirt with no tie and black dress shoes.
His lover wore a black sleeveless mini dress, a matching long sleeveless cardigan and brown strappy heels.
Willem Dafoe passionately kissed his wife of 18 years as they made a rare public appearance together at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The 68-year-old actor graciously accepted his new spot on the famous sidewalk in Hollywood, California on Monday morning. Also at the event was his wife Giada Colagrande, 48, who proudly posed over his new star
Her raven locks were torn down the middle while she accentuated her porcelain skin with complementary makeup and glossy lips.
Giada accessorized with a large pendant necklace and silver statement wraparound bracelet.
Although they keep their relationship relatively low-key, Willem – who married Giada just a year after they met – previously shared details of his romance with the Italian beauty in an article for The Guardian.
The smitten actor explained: “I met my wife on the street in Rome in 2004. I knew her because I had seen her films and we had some common friends.”
“Getting married was very impulsive and romantic. We had lunch and I said, “Do you want to get married tomorrow?” I called the town hall and they said, “If you're here in the next few hours you can register and then get married tomorrow.” So we ran there.
“We got married the next day with just two witnesses, our best friends: my manager and her editor.”
Meanwhile, one of Dafoe's new additions was Poor Things castmate Pedro Pascal, who heaped praise on the veteran actor.
Pascal, 48, said: “I saw Platoon in the cinema with my dad and it made me cry so much my dad sent me to the toilet. It was 1986, I was 10 years old and I still wanted to be an actor.”
His lover wore a black sleeveless mini dress, a matching long sleeveless cardigan and brown strappy heels. Dafoe looked excited as his star was revealed. He posed proudly next to it. He was joined by Pedro Pascal and Patricia Arquette, both of whom spoke at the ceremony. The Happily trio, Dafoe and Arquette posed for snaps and Camila Morrone accompanied them as they starred together in “Gonzo Girl.” Dafoe and Poor Things actor Mark Ruffalo humorously kissed the star
“He redefines the concept of rebellion and originality by exploring generosity, integrity, kindness and fun.” “Willem is a great time and a great friend.”
The Last Of Us star said he met Dafoe in China when they were filming The Great Wall together in 2017 and the Boondock Saints star took him for his birthday.
Pascal gushed, “He was my greatest teacher.” I would even go so far as to say he is the greatest American actor of our lifetime. Honestly, you can't compare his career to anyone else's.
“So we’re lucky to have him and personally I’m very grateful.”
He ended his speech by saying “I love you” before they kissed on stage.
The event was star-studded as the guest list included her Poor Things actor Mark Ruffalo alongside Patricia Arquette and Guillermo Del Toro.
Willem made his film debut in 1980 at the age of 25 in a supporting role in Michael Cimino's epic western film Heaven's Gate.
He found his breakthrough in the lead role in Oliver Stone's Vietnam film “Platoon”, in which he played the compassionate Sergeant Elias Grodin.
Pascal, 48, said: “I saw Platoon in the cinema with my dad and it made me cry so much my dad sent me to the toilet. That was 1986. I was 10 years old and I still wanted to be an actor,” Dafoe laughed as his pal stood at the podium. He ended his speech by saying “I love you” before they kissed on stage. Patricia also shared sweet words about her friend and former co-star Willem ended the ceremony by taking to the podium himself
Dafoe received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, but ultimately lost to Michael Caine, who won for Hannah and Her Sisters.
He became an established actor in the 1990s with roles in Body Of Evidence (1993), Clear And Present Danger (1994), The English Patient (1996), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) and The Boondock Saints (1999).
In 2001, he was again nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for Shadow Of A Vampire, but was beaten by Benicio Del Toro in Traffic.
At the start of the ceremony, Willem laughed with his wife and Arquette. Pedro donned a black double-breasted blazer over colorful striped pants. Patricia looked stunning in all white. Mark looked good as always. Pedro and Mark hugged as they posed for a sweet snap. The two actors laughed
Perhaps his biggest blockbuster role came in 2002, when he played the supervillain Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man alongside Tobey Maguire.
Most recently, he received two more Oscar nominations in consecutive years – 2018 and 2019 – for “The Florida Project” and “At Eternity's Gate.”
Dafoe shows no signs of slowing down as he has seven upcoming projects, including Beetlejuice 2, which is currently in post-production.