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Joaquin Phoenix (born Joaquin Rafael Bottom, 28.10.1974)

Joaquin Phoenix is an American / Puerto Rican actor. Previously known as Leaf Phoenix, he is the younger brother of River Phoenix.

Childhood: Joaquin Phoenix was born in Rio Piedras, in Puerto Rico, the third of five children. Phoenix is his mother's surname. His parents met whilst his mother was hitch-hiking and the pair travelled through South America. Formerly members of the 'Children of God' cult, they left it in 1978 and changed the family name to Phoenix to symbolize a new start.

During his childhood, Joaquin's mother worked as a secretary for NBC and he and his siblings would regularly perform on the streets to earn money for the family. Eventually, he and his siblings were discovered by Iris Burton, a leading agent for child actors.

Joaquin retreated from the world of acting for some time and travelled with his father. His return to the public eye came about in harrowing circumstances: his brother, River, suffered a drug overdose outside The Viper Room, which was owned by Johnny Depp. The 911 call that Joaquin made was repeatedly played on news shows on television and radio. Joaquin struggled to deal with the intrusion of the media and once again, retreated from public view.

Acting career: Joaquin's early acting endeavours included two TV appearances with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Backwards: the Riddle of Dyslexia. His film debut came with a role in Space Camp and his first major role was in Russkies, in 1978. Whilst he was still known as Leaf Phoenix, he also featured in Parenthood, the 1989 Ron Howard movie.

Following River's death, and in his return to acting, Joaquin tended to be drawn to roles portraying dark and insecure characters, such as his performance as an angst-ridden teen in Gus van Sant's To Die For (1995). In 2000, he played a vicious Roman emperor in Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott. Joaquin was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.

In Signs, the 2002 M. Night Shyamalan film, Joaquin Phoenix played a baseball player past his prime. Shyamalan later cast him in The Village as a lovestruck farmer.

In 2004, Phoenix played a cameraman in Hotel Rwanda, the harrowing portrayal of genocide in Rwanda in the early 1990s.

Joaquin Phoenix really hit the big time when he was cast to play Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, with the approval of Johnny Cash himself. Phoenix was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his performance and all of the songs on the films soundtrack were sung by Joaquin Phoenix and his co-star Reese Witherspoon. Phoenix won a Grammy award for his contribution to the soundtrack.

In November 2008, whilst attending the premiere for his film Two Lovers, Phoenix had the words 'Good' and 'Bye' written visibly on his knuckles. He told reporters that he Two Lovers would be his last foray into the world of acting and that he would now be concentrating on other ventures.

Other Ventures: Phoenix has directed music videos for a number of artists, including Silversun Pickups, People In Planes and Albert Hammond Jr.

Joaquin Phoenix has been working with Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, and Anthony Langdon (formerly of Spacehog) on a new album. Reportedly, Phoenix has written the songs, and Langdon has sung them.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Is Joaquin Phoenix Set To Play Jesus In Mary Magdalene Film?


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Joaquin Phoenix is said to be in consideration for the role of Jesus, in Garth Davis’ upcoming Mary Magdalene film opposite Rooney Mara, according to Deadline. The three time Oscar nominee is said to be in early talks for the role, with production on the film due to begin this summer.

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Phoenix is known for his versatility, having previously portrayed country legend Johnny Cash, for which he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar. He also reviewed nominations for his roles in 2000’s Gladiator and The Master in 2012.

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16 Times Actors Excelled As Onscreen Musical Legends


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We love a good biopic about a musical legend and with a new movie about Nina Simone coming soon starring Zoe Saldana, let's reflect on some of the best incarnations of famous musicians. Of course, not all of them were thoroughly well-received by their subjects' family members or even the subjects themselves, but others are still mind-bogglingly accurate.

Not all of these movies were released theatrically, and some feature more than actor in a musical role, but these are a few of the most gripping musical biopics that have ever hit our screens:

O'Shea Jackson Jr. in Straight Outta ComptonO'Shea Jackson Jr. played his father Ice Cuba in Straight Outta Compton

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Hurricane Joaquin Prompts Creation Of Joaquin Phoenix Memes & Jokes


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There’s one sure way to flatter a celebrity and that’s by naming something after them. Usually it’s a theatre, a library or an education centre; it’s not normally a hurricane. Unfortunately for actor Joaquin Phoenix, the internet has now created a series of memes and jokes surrounding the hurricane ‘named’ after the actor.

Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix at the premiere of the documentary Unity in Los Angeles in June 2015.

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Joaquin Phoenix - PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th September 2015

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Joaquin Phoenix - PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 1st October 2015

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Jane Birkin's Name Will Remain On Hermès Bag, Says She's “Satisfied” With Croc Farm Measures


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Jane Birkin no longer wants her name removed from the Hermès bags named after her. Birkin is now reportedly satisfied with the conditions the reptiles, whose skins are used for Hermès products including the Birkin bag, are reared in.

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Joaquin Phoenix - Mercy For Animals Hidden Heroes Gala - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 29th August 2015

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Woody Allen: Why So Modest?


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A man with four Oscars to his name must be used to receiving praise for his big-screen achievements over the decades, but Woody Allen wasn't altogether comfortable with a standing ovation lasting nearly 20 minutes at the premiere of his new movie Irrational Man at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The 79-year-old writer-director was honoured with the lengthy round of applause after the film, a mystery comedy-drama starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix, went down very well indeed with the audience on Friday (May 15).

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A Week In Movies: Cannes Kicks Off, Tomorrowland Premieres, Cameras Roll In Miami And Trailers Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep And Anne Hathaway


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The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the French Riviera this week with acting icon Catherine Deneuve, who stars in the opening night film Standing Tall. She was joined on the red carpet by a glamorous line-up including Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Jane Seymour.

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Woody Allen's Irrational Man Showcases An Impressive Cast


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Woody Allen has kept suspiciously quiet about his upcoming mystery drama Irrational Man probably safe in the knowledge that with lead stars such as Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone fans won’t need too much to be tempted to watch.

For a sneak preview, watch the trailer here.


The recently released trailer doesn’t shed much more light on the happenings in Allen’s latest offering; however, viewers are aware that on a small town college campus, a philosophy professor and everyday guy is having a very difficult time. 

Phoenix’s character, Abe Lucas, is in the middle of an existential crisis. He cannot write, breathe or "remember the reason for living and when I did, it was for the wrong reasons."

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Irrational Man Trailer


In a small town at the college campus, a normal man is having a terrible time. Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is the philosophy professor, but he's having a full existential crisis. To Abe, nothing is meaningful and he fails to perform in every aspect of his life, and is steadily falling into the bottle. But when a young woman (Emma Stone) forces him to reassess his life, he finds happiness - seemingly out of nowhere. While the rest of the faculty benefit from his new lease on life, the woman can't quite figure out why the whole situation makes her so uncomfortable.

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Woody Allen Sticks To His Winning Formula With 'Irrational Man'


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Woody Allen continues to be as prolific as ever, regularly churning out one movie a year since 2000. The financiers are only too happy to put forward the cash because, for the most part, Allen's movies are successful - critically and commercially. Since 2005, the auteur's films have taken well over $500 million at the box-office.

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His latest movie, Irrational Man, promises to add to that tally. Drawing on the talents of Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone, the movie - shot mostly around Newport, Rhode Island - follows a troubled but charismatic professor named Abe Lucas who arrives at a new campus and whose sex life is rescued by a student.

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Inherent Vice Review


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Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its central mystery deepens. Also like Pynchon, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is more interested in characters than plot, expertly orchestrating a lively cast in a series of raucous scenes. That these moments never quite add up to a coherent bigger story may feel unsatisfying, but the groovy 1970s vibe is infectious, and there's a lot of fun to be had in watching these actors play around with the rambling dialogue and nutty interaction.

It's set in 1970 Los Angeles, where private investigator Doc (Joaquin Phoenix) is a stoner who'd rather not work at all. Then he agrees to help his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston) find her missing property developer boyfriend Mickey (Eric Roberts). But this immediately puts him on a collision course with his long-time nemesis, Detective Bjornsen (James Brolin), a frozen-banana loving tough-guy cop known as Bigfoot. And the deeper Doc gets into the case, the more confusing it gets. Not only is the presumed-dead Coy (Owen Wilson) very much alive, but it's unclear whether a key clue about Golden Fang refers to a boat or a secret dental society. And suspiciously, Doc's DA friend Penny (Reese Witherspoon) always seems to be one step ahead of him on the case.

Anderson opens the film with a blinding flood of information and then simply never allows us to catch up, so like Doc we can't quite get a grip on what's actually going on. This effectively makes us feel as stoned as he is, bewildered by the way even the simplest revelations seem to contradict each other. But even as everything gets increasingly confusing, Anderson writes and directs scenes with a vivid intensity that's both hilariously entertaining and darkly involving. Each sequence carries a powerful punch, giving the superb cast plenty of quirky details to work with.

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Joaquin Phoenix

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28th October, 1974

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Irrational Man Trailer

Irrational Man Trailer

In a small town at the college campus, a normal man is having a terrible...

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances,...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

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Theodore Twombley wasn't exactly having the best time in his life. He never socialised, seldom...

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This jagged, meandering exploration of a Scientology-style movement is hauntingly mesmerising and packed with meaty...

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Freddie Quell is a violent and often drunk drifter who, whilst going through some of...

Two Lovers Movie Review

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Joaquin Phoenix has a reputation for diving heartily into roles, and his starring turn in...

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