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Willem Dafoe Needed A Body Double In ‘Antichrist’ Because His Penis Was "Too Big"

Willem Dafoe Needed A Body Double In ‘Antichrist’ Because His Penis Was "Too Big"

“He [Dafoe] has an enormous d**k. We had to take those scenes out of the film," said director Lars von Trier.

Willem Dafoe’s penis has been the subject of Hollywood legend for more than a decade. The strange fact first came to light in an interview with Antichrist director Lars von Trier.



 

After the film’s release, Von Trier explained, “He [Dafoe] has an enormous d**k. We had to take those scenes out of the film. We had a stand-in for him because we had to take the scenes out with his own d**k.” Speaking to The Boston Phoenix, the acclaimed director was then asked to clarify what he meant by a ‘stand-in d**k’. Von Trier replied, “We had to [have a stand-in d**k], because Will’s was too big.” Journalist Peter Keough then asked Von Trier, “To fit on screen?” The director replied, “No, too big because everybody got very confused when they saw it.”



 

Von Trier explained that Dafoe’s character practices some contentious psychotherapy in the film, claiming, “I wouldn’t let him treat her in any other way than with his d**k, he has an enormous d**k, but that maybe I took also…he’s extremely well-equipped. And we had to kind of take the scenes out of the film, we had a stand-in for him, we had to take the scenes out with his own d**k.”



 

Rumors of Dafoe’s enormous willy spread like wildfire in the celeb sphere. So much that in 2013, while profiling Dafoe for The Guardian, journo Stuart Jeffries went ahead and asked the actor outright whether it’s true that he’s the owner of Hollywood's biggest penis. Jeffries noted that Dafoe "didn’t deny the rumor, but rather got up to head to an audition while remarking: 'I don't really work in Hollywood anymore.'”



 

When asked if he’s sick of all the d**k jokes yet, he replied, “I mean, it’s fine if that’s what they want to focus on. It’s a movie that I think is beautiful and was a joy to make. But I can only make it. If people want to make that the thing they want to talk about, it’s distressing, but that’s their business.”

The film Antichrist revolves around a couple who are trying to cope with the loss of their son. In order to deal with the traumatic event, they decide to retreat from the world and live in an isolated cabin in the middle of a mysterious forest. As the days pass, the man (Dafoe) experiences bizarre visions while his partner (Charlotte Gainsbourg) engages in increasingly sadomasochistic sexual acts. Von Trier later revealed that the dark film was actually the product of his own struggles with depression, written during a period when he had been hospitalized for his mental health.

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