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Platoon (1986)

Willem Dafoe as "Sgt. Elias Grodin"

Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy.

Academy Award (1986) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe in the news

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Oct 7th 2013, 1:00PM

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Sep 10th 2011, 9:30AM

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Aug 18th 2010, 2:03PM

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