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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (born October 28, 1974) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. As a child, Phoenix started acting in television with his brother River and sister Summer. His first major film role was in SpaceCamp (1986). During this period, he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, a name he gave himself. He later went back to his original name and received positive reviews for his supporting work in the comedy-drama film To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000). He received wider attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in Walk the Line (2005), an alcoholic war veteran in The Master (2012), and the title character in Joker (2019), winning for the latter. His other films include the horror films Signs (2002) and The Village (2004), the historical drama Hotel Rwanda (2004), the romantic drama Her (2013), the crime satire Inherent Vice (2014), and the psychological thriller You Were Never Really Here (2017), winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for the latter. Phoenix has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. For recording the soundtrack to Walk the Line, he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. He is a social activist and has lent his support to several charities and humanitarian organizations. He is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to school students in the South African town of Soweto. He is also known for his animal rights advocacy; he has been a vegan since the age of three and often campaigns with PETA and In Defense of Animals. For his lifelong dedication to animal rights, he was named PETA's Person of the Year in 2019. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joaquin Phoenix, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 28, 1974 In San Juan, Puerto Rico
Movie/TV Credits:
40
First Appeared:
In the series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1982-09-19
Latest Project:
Movie Paths of Discover: The Making of Brother Bear 2022
Known For
Filmography
Movie Paths of Discover: The Making of Brother Bear Self 2022
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie Guardians of Life 2020-02-06
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker 2019-10-02
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan 2018-04-04
Movie The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters 2018-09-19
Movie You Were Never Really Here Joe 2017-11-08
Movie Irrational Man Abe 2015-07-17
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello 2014-12-25
Movie Back Beyond Freddie Quell 2013-02-26
Movie Her Theodore Twombly 2013-12-18
Movie The Immigrant Bruno Weiss 2013-07-03
Movie The Master Freddie Quell 2012-09-07
Movie I'm Still Here Joaquin Phoenix 2010-09-10
Movie Two Lovers Leonard 2008-11-19
Movie Reservation Road Ethan Learner 2007-09-13
Movie We Own the Night Bobby Green 2007-10-09
Movie Deconstructing 'The Village' Himself 2005-01-11
Movie Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2005-09-13
Movie Ladder 49 Jack Morrison 2004-10-01
Movie Hotel Rwanda Jack Daglish 2004-03-04
Movie The Village Lucius Hunt 2004-07-30
Movie It's All About Love John 2003-01-10
Movie Brother Bear Kenai (voice) 2003-10-23
Movie Signs Merrill Hess 2002-08-02
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie The Yards Willie Gutierrez 2000-10-20
Movie Gladiator Commodus 2000-05-01
Movie Quills Abbe du Coulmier 2000-11-22
Movie 8MM Max California 1999-02-26
Movie Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell 1998-09-25
Movie Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt 1997-04-04
Movie U Turn Toby N. Tucker 1997-10-03
Movie To Die For Jimmy Emmett 1995-09-22
Series Morningstar/Eveningstar Doug Roberts 1986-03-25
Movie SpaceCamp Max 1986-06-06
Movie Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Robby Ellsworth 1984-03-07
Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Travis 1982-09-19