SPIDER-MAN star Willem Dafoe almost lost his chance at fame when he was fired from his first job as a movie extra. American actor Dafoe appeared briefly in the 1980 Western film Heaven'S GATE, which starred Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken. The 51-year-old says, "Well I was on Heaven's Gate. "I saw it again recently. There's something odd about the story but there were some beautiful things in it. I'm a glorified extra and I basically got fired from the movie. "Still, you can see me in it here and there."