(Drama) 111 Minutes. Willem Dafoe is mesmerizing as Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in this acclaimed depiction of the painter's final years spent in the South of France, where he develops his unique, colorful style of painting. Journey inside the world and mind of an individual who, despite Skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. Star Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend and Oscar Isaac. Dafoe was nominated this year for Best Actor for his performance as van Gogh.