Willem Dafoe learnt to paint to play Vincent van Gogh in biopic At Eternity's Gate

Willem Dafoe says learning the craft was the only way to truly "inhabit" Van Gogh and understand the "physical act of painting".
Willem Dafoe says learning the craft was the only way to truly "inhabit" Van Gogh and understand the "physical act of painting".PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

LOS ANGELES - Most films about gifted artists use movie magic to make it look like the actors can really play, sing, dance or do whatever the talented people they portray do.

But there was no such cheating in the new Vincent van Gogh biopic At Eternity's Gate, which opens in Singapore on March 7.

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