Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

  • Born on
    • October 28th, 1974
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.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix on Plex


Acting (37 Credits)

2019Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker
2018Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot as John Callahan
2018Mary Magdalene as Jesus
2018The Sisters Brothers as Charlie Sisters
2018Dominion as Narrator (voice)
2017You Were Never Really Here as Joe
2015Irrational Man as Abe
2014Inherent Vice as Larry "Doc" Sportello
2014Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart as Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)
2013Her as Theodore Twombly
2013Back Beyond as Freddie Quell
2013The Immigrant as Bruno Weiss
2012The Master as Freddie Quell
2010I'm Still Here as Joaquin Phoenix
2008Two Lovers as LeonardWatch Free
2007We Own the Night as Bobby Green
2007Reservation Road as Ethan Learner
2005Walk the Line as Johnny Cash
2004Ladder 49 as Jack Morrison
2004The Village as Lucius Hunt
2004Hotel Rwanda as Jack Daglish
2003Brother Bear as Kenai (voice)
2003It's All About Love as John
2002Signs as Merrill Hess
2001Buffalo Soldiers as Ray Elwood
2000Gladiator as Commodus
2000The Yards as Willie Gutierrez
2000Quills as Abbe du Coulmier
19998MM as Max California
1998Clay Pigeons as Clay Bidwell
1998Return to Paradise as Lewis McBride
1997Inventing the Abbotts as Doug Holt
1997U Turn as Toby N. TuckerWatch Free
1995To Die For as Jimmy Emmett
1989Parenthood as Garry Buckman-Lampkin
1987Russkies as DannyWatch Free
1986SpaceCamp as Max

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (2 Credits)

2015Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)Watch Free
2005Earthlings as Himself


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