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"You know, I'm something of a scientist myself!"

Norman Osborn is the main antagonist of the 2002 film Spider-Man.

Why He Rocks

  1. Willem Dafoe committed to the role very well. He made the character haunting.
  2. He is considered one of the best supervillains in cinema history.
  3. A lot of his quotes are memorable such as "You know how much I sacrificed?" and "I offered you friendship and you spat in my face"
  4. Norman talking to his Goblin persona is effectively creepy.
  5. His final battle with Spider-Man was both awesome and emotional.

The Only Bad Quality

  1. Norman's Goblin Suit looks like a discarded Power Rangers costume.


  • Dafoe said that the Green Goblin is one of his favorite roles of his career.
  • Dafoe returned to voice the Green Goblin in the 2002 Spider-Man video game alongside Tobey Maguire.