Have you seen this really beautiful Willem Dafoe Jim Beam ad? Dafoe once said, "One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles that I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had, and all of the different things I've learned."
Back when I lived in the East Village of NYC, I used to see Dafoe almost every day on my walk to the West Village to work (I imagine he was heading to work to, at the Wooster Group). I never stopped him and played fangirl, but he (maybe because he) was always so damned pleasant. A smile, a nod, a comment on the weather, a definite acknowledgement that we passed each other at the same time in the same place nearly every day. I'm actually kind of impressed I didn't geek out over him at the time; I've always had a big crush. I mean seriously, he was sexy Jesus. And he's still pretty gosh darned sexy.
Jim Beam and Willem Dafoe? I approve.