Joaquin Phoenix Biography

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Joaquin Phoenix

Quick Facts Of Joaquin Phoenix

Celebrated Name Joaquin Phoenix
Age 44 Years
Nick Name Leaf, Phoenix
Birth Name Joaquin Rafael Bottom
Birth Date 1974-10-28
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth San Juan, Puerto Rico
Father John Lee Bottom
Mother Arlyn
Nationality American
Horoscope Scorpio
Ethnicity White
Height 1.73 m
Weight 82 kg
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Build/Type Average
Debut Movie Kids Don't Tell
Net Worth $30 Million

The American actor, producer, and activist is Joaquin Rafael Bottom. He is professionally known as Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has three Academy Awards and British Academy Film Award nominations.

Phoenix’s Early Life

Joaquin Rafael Bottom is his real name. He was born on 28 October 1974 at San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was born to John Lee Bottom and Arlyn. He was third of five children. His sibling's name is River, Rain, Liberty, and Summer. He also has a half-sister named Jodean.

They were poor. So in order to provide food and financial support to the family, the children used to perform in the streets. They also used to perform in various talent shows where they played instruments and sing.

Phoenix’s Body Features         

Phoenix’s height is 1.73 m and weight is 82 kg. His eye color is green and the hair color is dark brown. Overall, he has the balanced and healthy body.

Phoenix’s Career

Films

  • In 1982, along with his brothers, he appeared on the television series named ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’.
  • In 1984, he had his major role in the ‘ABC Afterschool Special Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia’. He also had the guest appearance in ‘Murder, She Wrote’, ‘The Fall Guy’ and ‘Hill Street Blues’.
  • In 1985, he appeared in CBS television film named ‘Kids Don’t Tell’.
  • In 1986, he made his theatrical film debut on ‘Space Camp’.
  • In 1987, he had the starring role in ‘Russkies’.
  • In 1989, he appeared in comedy-drama named ‘Parenthood’.
  • In 1995, he co-starred in 'To Die For'.
  • In 1997, he played a small-town troublemaker in Oliver Stone's ‘U-Turn’.
  • In 1988, he starred in ‘Clay Pigeons’.
  • In 1999, he co-starred in ‘8mm’.
  • In 2000, he played in three films as ‘The Yards’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Quills’.
  • In 2001, he starred in the film ‘Buffalo Soldiers’.
  • In 2002, he starred in the science fiction film named ‘Signs’.
  • In 2003, he played in the film named ‘It’s All About Love’.
  • In 2004, he acted in the film named ‘The Village’, ‘Ladder 49’ and ‘Hotel Rwanda’.
  • In 2005, he starred in the film named ‘Walk the Line’. He also narrated the film named ‘Earthings’.
  • In 2007, he starred and produced the film named ‘We Own the Night’.
  • In 2008, he collaborated in ‘Two Lovers’.
  • In 2010, his mockumentary film ‘I’m Still Here’ was premiered.
  • In 2012, he was in the movie named ‘The Master’.
  • In 2013, he was starred in the film ‘Her’ and ‘The Immigrant’.
  • In 2014, he was in the movie named ‘Inherent Vice’.
  • In 2015, he was in mystery comedy-drama named ‘Irrational Man’. He narrated his second documentary named ‘Unity’.
  • In 2017, he was in the thriller film named ‘You Were Never Really Here’.
  • In 2018, he starred in the film named ‘Mary Magdalene’. He was also in the biopic ‘Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot’ which was released on 13 July.

Upcoming Film

  • He will co-star in the film named ‘The Sisters Brothers’.
  • He also has signed the film ‘Joker’ as a joker and the release date is on 4 “October 2019. 

Phoenix’s Awards

  • In 2000, he received ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award on ‘National Board of Review’ for the movies ‘Gladiator’, ‘Quills’ and ‘The Yards’.
  • In 2000, for 'Gladiator', 'Quills' and 'The Yards' he won 'Body of Work' for 'San Diego Film Critics Society'.
  • In 2001, for ‘Gladiator’, ‘Quills’ and ‘The Yards’ he won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in ‘Critics Choice Award’.
  • In 2001, for ‘Gladiator’ he won ‘Favorite Villain’ on ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’.
  • In 2005, for 'Walk the Line' he won 'Actor of the Year' at 'Hollywood Film Festival'.
  • In 2005, for ‘Earthlings’ he won ‘Humanitarian Award’ on ‘San Diego Film Festival’.
  • In 2006, for ‘Walk the Line’ he won ‘Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’ award on ‘Golden Globe Award’.
  • In 2006, for 'Walk the Line', he won 'Best Actor' on 'North Texas Film Critics Association'.
  • In 2007, for ‘Walk the Line’ he won ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media’ award on ‘Grammy Awards’.
  • In 2008, for ‘We Own the Night’ he won ‘Favorite Leading Man’ on ‘People’s Choice Award’.
  • In 2012, for ‘The Master’ he received ‘Best Actor’ on ‘Dublin Film Critics Circle’.
  • In 2012, for The Master’ he received ‘Volpi Cup’ for ‘Best Actor’ at ‘Venice Film Festival’.
  • In 2012, for ‘The Master’ he won ‘Best Actor’ on ‘Utah Film Critics Association’.
  • In 2012, for ‘The Master’ he won ‘Best Actor’ on ‘Village Voice Film Poll’.
  • In 2012, for 'The Master' he won 'Best Actor' on 'San Francisco Film Critics Circle'.
  • In 2012, for 'The Master' he won 'Best Scene' on 'St. Louis Film Critics Association'.
  • In 2013, for ‘The Master‘, he won ‘Actor of the Year’ on ’London Film Critics' Circle’.
  • In 2013, for 'The Master' he won 'Best Actor' on 'Vancouver Film Critics Circle'.
  • In 2013, for ‘The Master’ he won ‘Best Actor’ on ‘Los Angeles Film Critics Association’.
  • In 2013, for ‘The Master’ he won ‘Best Actor’ on ‘North Carolina Film Critics Association’.
  • In 2013, for ‘The Master’ he won ‘Best Actor’ on ’Austin Film Critics Association Award’.
  • In 2014, for ‘Her’ he received ‘Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction’ award on ‘Alliance of Women Film Journalists’.
  • In 2014, for ‘The Immigrant’ he won ‘Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking – Ensemble Cast’ on ‘Newport Beach Film Festival’.
  • In 2015, for ‘Inherent Vice’ he received ‘Robert Altman Award’ in ‘Independent Spirit Award’.
  • In 2017, for ‘You Were Never Really Here’ he won ‘Best Actor’ at ‘Cannes Film Festival’.

Phoenix’s Personal Life

From 1995 to 1998, he dated co-star named Liv Tyler. From 2001 to 2005, he dated Topaz Page-Green who is South-African model. He was also in relation with Allie Teliz who is a DJ from 2013 to 2015. Later he dated actress Rooney Mara in 2016.

Phoenix’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

Did You Know?

  • He is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund which is a non-profit organization
  • Phoenix is also known for his animal rights advocacy and has been a vegan since the age of three.
  • In early April 2005, Phoenix checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism.
  • Phoenix has done the campaign for animal rights and PETA.

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