But that has to be a rumor, because what’s not to love about Appleton?
Willem Dafoe told USA Today that he had to “get out of town.” That was in 2007, while he was in Milwaukee visiting old pals and having a great time. “That’s what started the most important, and then I think everybody goes away from that for a little while. It’s like a primitive impulse.” USA Today said Dafoe left home after ). It’s a Jim Beam commercial based on and starring Willem Dafoe.
You’ll find screen legends as well as D-list celebrities who have been touched by the Badger State. This blonde starlet was born in the Brew City – but she wasn’t exactly raised there.
Some of them you probably knew about, others will surprise you. Heather Graham’s daddy was an FBI agent and the family moved around because of that.
Despite the sassy roles, Heather Graham is generally viewed as a very all-American girl-next-door kind of actress.
We like to think her time in Wisconsin had something to do with that.
It’s either that – or you meet folks with a direct connection to our state.
It seems to be the same story in Hollywood circles.
By the time Heather turned nine, the Graham fam had made a home in Agoura Hills, California where she would eventually find her way into acting.
After a few smaller, yet memorable parts, Heather Graham started landing bigger roles starting with Gus Van Sant’s in which she played Lorraine, the final dating prospect for Jon Favreau’s character, Mike.
Mark Ruffalo doesn’t really give off a Wisconsiny vibe, but calls his birthplace, Kenosha, Wisconsin a “very special place” from which he draws comfort.
Ruffalo recently landed the role as the latest actor to play Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in I’ve heard that Willem Dafoe can’t stand his hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.