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Joaquin Phoenix is a Actor, Writer, Producer and Sound American born on 28 october 1974 at San Juan (USA)

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix
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Birth name Joaquin Rafael Bottom
Nationality USA
Birth 28 october 1974 (44 years) at San Juan (USA)

Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (/ˌhwɑːˈkiːn/; born Joaquín Rafael Bottom, October 28, 1974), known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is an American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. For his work as an artist, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations.

Phoenix started his career by appearing in episodes on television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. He later went back to his birth name, Joaquin, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably in the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000). He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line (2005) and for his role as Freddie Quell, a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II veteran in the drama film The Master (2012). To this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to get nominated for acting Academy Awards. Some of his other notable films include the satire film Buffalo Soldiers (2001), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the animated film Brother Bear (2003), the historical drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the documentary Earthlings (2005), the romantic drama Two Lovers (2008), the drama The Immigrant (2013), the romantic science fiction drama Her (2013) and the crime comedy-drama film Inherent Vice (2014).

Aside from his acting career, he has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk The Line, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is also widely known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three, and actively campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals.

Biography

Phoenix does not believe in a God.

Phoenix began dating his Inventing the Abbotts co-star Liv Tyler in 1995 and separated in 1998. In 2001, Phoenix started dating South-African model Topaz Page-Green. They ended their relationship in 2005. He is currently on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization, which was founded by Page-Green. He had a year-long relationship with model Heather Christie, in 2012. He was in a relationship with DJ Allie Teilz from late 2013 to early 2015. Since 2006, he has been living on top of the Hollywood Hills.

In early April 2005, Phoenix checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism. On January 26, 2006, while driving down a winding canyon road in Hollywood, Phoenix ran off the road and rolled his car. The crash was reportedly caused by brake failure. Shaken and confused, Phoenix heard a tapping on his window and a voice say, "Just relax." Unable to see the man, Phoenix replied, "I'm fine. I am relaxed." The man replied, "No, you're not," and stopped Phoenix from lighting a cigarette while gasoline was leaking into the car cabin. Phoenix then realized that the man was famed German film director Werner Herzog. While Herzog helped Phoenix out of the wreckage by breaking the back window of the car, bystanders phoned for an ambulance. Phoenix approached Herzog to express gratitude, but Herzog downplayed his heroism and returned to his home nearby.

Phoenix unexpectedly announced in late 2008 that he had retired from acting to pursue a rapping career, and that the forthcoming Two Lovers would be his last film. On February 11, 2009, Phoenix appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote Two Lovers. He seemed incoherent and was largely unresponsive towards David Letterman's questions about the film and his career plans. Phoenix appeared on Late Show again on September 22, 2010, and revealed that his "retirement" and eccentric behavior were for a mockumentary, I'm Still Here (2010), that he and Casey Affleck were filming.

In October 2012, Phoenix proclaimed the Academy Awards to be "bullshit". He later gave an interview amending his earlier comments and acknowledging that the Oscars provide an important platform for many deserving filmmakers. He added more to the topic while on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015, saying that he is uncomfortable receiving accolades for his work in films when he considers the filmmaking process to be a collaborative one.

Phoenix is close friends with brother-in-law Casey Affleck, Balthazar Getty, Robert Patrick and Amy Adams. He was also close friends with late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Josh Brolin is his favorite actor.


Social activism
Phoenix has long been a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations, notably Amnesty International, The Art of Elysium, HEART, and the Peace Alliance (which campaigns for a United States Department of Peace). Phoenix is also on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to students of township schools in Soweto of South Africa.


Animal rights activism
Phoenix is widely known for his animal rights adovacy. He became a vegan when he, at the age of 3, joined his siblings on a boat to catch fish. He saw how a fish was caught and tossed aside, writhing in pain. Phoenix is a member of In Defense of Animals and PETA and has actively campaigned for both.
For Nation Earth he narrated Earthlings (2005), a documentary about the investigation of animal abuse in factory farms, pet mills and for scientific research. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the San Diego Film Festival in 2005, for his work and contribution to Earthlings. He will narrate his second documentary for Nation Earth called Unity (2015), along with other famous celebrity vegans such as actress Jessica Chastain and comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
Throughout the years, he has collaborated with animal rights organizations to spread awareness about animal abuse and to promote veganism. On behalf of such organizations as PETA and Mercy for Animals, he has helped spread awareness about retail corporation Walmart and their support of pig cruelty and China's brutal dog-leather industry. In 2013, he starred in a PETA short film that promoted veganism, showing Phoenix "drowning" as he narrates, "In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land. Put yourself in their place. Try to relate." ABC refused to air the film during the Academy Awards broadcast, citing the ad's controversial nature.

Best films

Gladiator (2000)
(Actor)
Signs (2002)
(Actor)
The Village (2004)
(Actor)
Brother Bear (2003)
(Actor)
Walk the Line (2005)
(Actor)
8mm (1999)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Joaquin Phoenix (39 films)

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Actor

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, 1h53
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Mark Webber, Udo Kier
Roles John Callahan
Rating69% 3.495173.495173.495173.495173.49517
John Callahan , devenu tétraplégique à l'âge de vingt-et-un ans à cause de son alcoolisme, trouve dans le dessin une forme de thérapie avant de devenir un célèbre dessinateur de bandes dessinées.
Mary Magdalene, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Denis Ménochet
Roles Jesus
Rating58% 2.907052.907052.907052.907052.90705
Les derniers jours de Jésus Christ du point de vue de Marie Madeleine.
The Sisters Brothers
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Crime, Western
Actors John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane
Roles Charlie Sisters
Rating71% 3.5997853.5997853.5997853.5997853.599785
En 1851, dans l'Oregon, les frères Eli et Charlie Sisters sont deux tueurs à gages engagés pour assassiner le chercheur de trésors Hermann Kermit Warm.
You Were Never Really Here, 1h25
Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Judith Anna Roberts, John Doman, Kate Easton, Novella Nelson
Roles Joe
Rating68% 3.4472153.4472153.4472153.4472153.447215
Joe, un ancien marine devenu tueur à gages, est engagé pour retrouver Nina, la petite fille d'un sénateur, enlevée et retenue par un réseau de prostitution. Mais il va très vite se retrouver malgré lui dans une spirale de violence.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Irrational Man, 1h34
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jamie Blackley, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Emma Stone, Meredith Hagner, Ethan Philips
Roles Abe
Rating65% 3.2979853.2979853.2979853.2979853.297985
At the small-town New England college campus of Braylin, philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself in an existential crisis, but he eventually discovers a new purpose in life when he enters into a relationship with Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), one of his students. Jill's boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley) gets fed up with Jill's talking about Abe all the time, and reluctantly breaks off his relationship with her.
Her
Her (2014)
, 2h
Directed by Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future
Actors Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Theodore Twombly
Rating79% 3.999233.999233.999233.999233.99923
In futuristic Los Angeles, Theodore Twombly is a lonely, introverted, depressed man who works for a business that has professional writers like himself compose letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves. Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system (OS) with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve. He decides that he wants the OS to have a female voice, and she names herself Samantha. Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as Theodore's avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.
Inherent Vice, 2h28
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone
Roles Larry "Doc" Sportello
Rating66% 3.3492053.3492053.3492053.3492053.349205
In 1970, Shasta Fay Hepworth visits the rickety beach house of her ex-boyfriend, Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator and hippie/dope head in Gordita Beach, a fictional town in Los Angeles County. Shasta tells him about her new lover, Michael Z. "Mickey" Wolfmann, a wealthy real estate developer. She asks Doc to help prevent Mickey’s wife and her lover from having Mickey abducted and committed to an insane asylum.
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about law
Actors Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Helen Hunt, Matt Dillon
Roles Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)
Rating65% 3.2961153.2961153.2961153.2961153.296115
The film tells the story of the 1990 murder of Gregg Smart and the subsequent New Hampshire trial and conviction, with gavel to gavel media coverage, of murderer Pamela Smart.
The Immigrant, 2h
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, Films about sexuality, La précarité, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Lee Renner, Dagmara Domińczyk, Elena Solovei, Angela Sarafyan
Roles Bruno Weiss
Rating65% 3.2970053.2970053.2970053.2970053.297005
In 1921, Polish Catholic sisters Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and Magda (Angela Sarafyan) arrive at Ellis Island, New York City as immigrants looking for a better life after escaping their ravaged home in post–Great War Poland. Magda is quarantined because of her lung disease. Ewa is almost deported, but Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) notices her and her fluency in English, bribes an officer to let her go, and takes her to his house. Knowing Ewa has to make money to get Magda released, Bruno lets her dance at the Bandits' Roost theater and prostitutes her. Bruno also becomes interested in her romantically.
The Master
The Master (2012)
, 2h17
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Rami Malek, Jesse Plemons
Roles Freddie Quell
Rating70% 3.549933.549933.549933.549933.54993
Freddie Quell is a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II veteran from Lynn, Massachusetts, struggling to adjust to post-war society. He becomes a portrait photographer at a department store but is soon fired for getting into a drunken fight with a customer. Freddie then finds work at a Salinas, California cabbage farm, but his moonshine poisons one of the elderly Filipino migrant workers and he is chased off.
I'm Still Here, 1h48
Directed by Casey Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Combs, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller, Eddie Rouse, Mos Def
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.09963.09963.09963.09963.0996
In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
Two Lovers
Two Lovers (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas, Moni Moshonov
Roles Leonard
Rating70% 3.548323.548323.548323.548323.54832
Leonard (Phoenix) is walking along a bridge over a creek in Brooklyn, when suddenly he jumps into the water in an attempted suicide. He changes his mind and quickly walks home to his parents' apartment. His mother, seeing him dripping wet, tells her husband their son has tried it again and it becomes evident that Leonard has tried to kill himself before.
We Own the Night, 1h57
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Erotic films, Gangster films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Danny Hoch
Roles Bobby Green
Rating68% 3.4489753.4489753.4489753.4489753.448975
In 1988 in Brooklyn, New York, Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is the manager of the successful El Caribe nightclub in Brighton Beach that is frequented by Russian black market gangster and drug lord Vadim Nezhinski (Alex Veadov), and owned by Marat Buzhayev, Vadim's uncle and Bobby's boss.