Joaquin Phoenix

Name in Native Language: "Joaquin Rafael Phoenix" (English/EN)
Actor / Street Artist / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Environmentalist / Television Producer / Music Video Director | * 10/28/1974 (46) | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (né Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor, environmentalist, animal rights activist, and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2020, he was named on the list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century by The New York Times. 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 that 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 John... ()
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American film actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born Joaquin Rafael Bottom has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows. Phoenix recorded an album, the soundtrack to “Walk the Line”. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix's first acting jobs were guest appearances on two television shows with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984). He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max, after starring in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A very happy ending" the same year. His first starring role was in Russkies (1987). He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix. Phoenix served as one of the executive producers of a television show called 4Real, a half-hour series which showcase celebrity guests on global adventures "in order to connect with young leaders who are creating social and economic change." He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond Jr., and Silversun Pickups.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Joaquin Phoenix

Golden Globe Award Volpi Cup for Best Actor Grammy Award Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Joaquin Phoenix as Actor(58)

as Napoleon Childs2022 Far Bright Star
as The Joker2020 Joker 2
as Beau2020 Beau Is Afraid
as Archival footage2020 My Darling Vivian
as Captain Hook (rumored)2020 Peter Pan & Wendy
as Napoleon2020 Kitbag
as Arthur Fleck / Joker2019 Joker
as Jesus2018 Mary Magdalene
as Narrator (voice)2018 Dominion
as Charlie Sisters2018 The Sisters Brothers
as Karl2018 Lou
as Joe2016 A beautiful Day
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Abe2015 Irrational Man
as Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)2014 Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart
as Larry "Doc" Sportello2014 Inherent Vice
as Theodore Twombly2013 Her
as Freddie Quell2013 Back Beyond
as Bruno Weiss2013 The Immigrant
as Freddie Quell2012 The Master
as himself2010 I'm Still Here
as Leonard2008 Two Lovers
as Bobby Green2007 We Own the Night
as Ethan Learner2007 Reservation Road
as himself2005 Earthlings
as Johnny Cash2005 Walk the Line
as Lucius Hunt2004 The Village
as Jack Daglish2004 Hotel Rwanda
as Jack Morrison2004 Ladder 49
as Kenai (voice)2003 Brother Bear
as Himself / Merrill Hess2003 Making 'Signs'
as Ray Elwood2002 Buffalo Soldiers
as Merrill Hess2002 Signs
as Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage)2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies
as Willie Gutierrez2000 The Yards
as The Abbe du Coulmier2000 Quills
as Commodus2000 Gladiator
as Max California1999 8MM
as Clay Bidwell1998 Clay Pigeons
as Lewis McBride1998 Return to Paradise
as Doug Holt1997 Inventing the Abbotts
as Toby N. Tucker1997 U Turn
as Jimmy Emmett1995 To Die For
as Garry Buckman-Lampkin1989 Parenthood
as Drew Blackburn1988 Secret Witness
as Danny1987 Russkies
as Max1986 SpaceCamp
as Robby Ellsworth1984 Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia

TV Shows/Series with Joaquin Phoenix as Actor(10)

Movies with Joaquin Phoenix as Crew(7)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Gunda
Production/Executive Producer2017 What the Health
Production/Executive Producer2017 Across My Land
Production/Executive Producer2015 I Am Dying
Production/Producer2010 I'm Still Here
Writing/Writer2010 I'm Still Here
Production/Producer2007 We Own the Night

TV Shows/Series with Joaquin Phoenix as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2020 4Real

Additional Information

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Born: Monday, 10/28 1974 (October) in San Juan (current age: 46 years + 38 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Siblings: Summer Phoenix, Rain Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, River Phoenix
Mother: Arlyn Phoenix
Related to: Casey Affleck
Other names for Joaquin Phoenix (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Leaf Phoenix"
"Joaquin Rafael Bottom"
"Хоакин Феникс"
"วาคีน ฟินิกซ์"
"خواكين فينيكس"
"호아킨 피닉스"
"Хоакін Фенікс"
"Χοακίν Φίνιξ"
"Joaquín Rafael Bottom"
Joaquin Phoenix frequently works together with these people:
Casey Affleck (11x, Actor)
M. Night Shyamalan (10x, Crew)
Shaun Monson (10x, Crew)
James Gray (10x, Crew)
Keegan Kuhn (9x, Crew)
Ridley Scott (7x, Crew)
Todd Phillips (7x, Crew)
Kip Andersen (7x, Crew)
Terry George (6x, Crew)
Douglas Aibel (6x, Crew)
Martina McBride (6x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:821, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/04/2020