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Joaquin Phoenix

Phoenix at Cannes, 2002
Born Joaquin Rafael Bottom
October 28, 1974 (1974-10-28) (age 35)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Other name(s) Leaf Phoenix
Occupation Actor/Musician
Years active 1982–2009 (actor)
2009–present (rapper)[1]
.Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (pronounced /hwɑːˈkiːn ˈfiːnɪks/; born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a film actor, musician, and occasional rapper.^ Joaquin Phoenix: Actor to rap in Sout...
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^ Joaquin Phoenix was born Oct.
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^ In October, Joaquin Phoenix quit acting to become a musician.
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.He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he lived for the first 4 years of his childhood.^ Birth place: San Juan, Puerto Rico .
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^ He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he lived for the first 4 years of his childhood.
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^ Born October 28, 1974 in San Juan (Puerto Rico) .

.His family then moved to the continental United States, where he was raised.^ His family then moved to the continental United States, where he was raised.
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.Among the many places in which he lived, because of his family's frequent moving, were Mexico and various countries in South America.^ Among the many places in which he lived, because of his family's frequent moving, were Mexico and various countries in South America.
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^ Moved with family to South America .
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^ Born in Puerto Rico, Phoenix moved around with the family, living in Florida, Mexico, Southern California and elsewhere.
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.Phoenix is from a family of performers which includes his older brother, the late River Phoenix.^ As a youngster he took his cues from older siblings River Phoenix and Rain Phoenix, changing his name to Leaf to match their eart...
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^ Phoenix, whose actor brother River died of a drug overdose way before his time, comes from a talented if strangely named group of siblings.
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^ Since the drug-overdose death of his older brother, River Phoenix, in 1993, Phoenix has emerged as the most successful of a family of five siblings that includes sisters Rain, Liberty and Summer, who all have acted.
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.Phoenix has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows, and has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk the Line.^ A nice Song from the movie Walk the line .
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^ Phoenix appeared on the show to promote his movie.
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^ Phoenix has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos a...
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.He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights.^ He remained a staunch vegan and animal rights activist, appearing in vegetarian and anti-fur advertisements for PETA and participating in fundraising events for In Defense of Animals.
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.On October 27, 2008, he announced his retirement from film in order to focus on his rapping career.^ Phoenix has insisted he is retiring from film to focus on his hip-hop career.
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^ Announced his retirement from acting in order pursue his career in music .
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^ When Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix announced his retirement from film, the news came as a bit of a shock.
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Contents

Family background and early life

.Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in Río Piedras, located in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.^ Birth place: San Juan, Puerto Rico .
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^ He was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom on the 28th of October, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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^ Joaquin Phoenix was born Oct.
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.He is the third of five children, including River (1970–1993), Rain (1972), Liberty (1976), and Summer (1978).^ Brother of River Phoenix , Summer Phoenix , Rain Phoenix and Liberty Phoenix .
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^ His parents encouraged all of their children to go into acting, and Phoenix did just that, following in the footsteps of older siblings River and Rain .

^ Mum and dad were originally called John Bottom Amram and Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed: perhaps that's why, when it came to naming their own children, they were fond of embarrassing 1970s concept-names like River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty and Summer.
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He also has a half-sister named Jodean (1964), from his father's first marriage.[4] .Phoenix was born with a birth mark on his upper lip which many have since mistaken for a scar.^ The scar on the upper lip of Joaquin Phoenix is said to be from a cleft lip.
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^ Phoenix has stated in interviews that, while pregnant with him, his mother felt a sharp pain one day, and he was born with a mark on his lip.
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[5]
His father, John Lee Bottom, was a lapsed Catholic[6] from Fontana, California.[7] .His mother, Arlyn Phoenix (née Dunetz), was born in the Bronx, New York to Jewish parents from Hungary and Russia.^ Getty Images Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix arrives to a screening of ‘Two Lovers’ in New York .
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^ According to the New York Post , other actors were performing scenes and readings, but Phoenix just got up and walked out.
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^ At the end of their holiday, Vaughn and Conrad to New York but Phoenix, planning to move on to a nature project in Borneo, is caught with the lads' leftover drugs and sentenced to death.
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[6] .In 1968, Arlyn left her family and moved to California, later meeting Phoenix's father while hitch-hiking.^ The family Phoenix would arrive in California when Leaf was 5.
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^ Once there, Welles meets adult bookstore clerk Max California (Joaquin Phoenix) to act as Virgil to Welles' Dante.

.They married in 1969, then later joined the religious cult the Children of God.^ By Laura Leu Illustration: Rob Kelly For a kid who grew up in the religious cult Children of God (some prefer to call it a movement), Joaquin Phoenix didn’t turn out half bad.
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^ Parents left the Children of God; lived in Caracas, Venezuela where older siblings River and Rainbow sang religious songs for money and food in the street .
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^ They'd join newly formed religious group The Children of God, moving to their base at Pikes Peak, just south of Denver, Colorado, giving up psychedelic drugs and becoming missionaries for the cause.
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.They began travelling throughout South America.^ The family moved often, traveling through Central and South America (and adopting the surname "Phoenix" to celebrate their new beginnings), but by the time Joaquin was 6 they had more or less settled in the Los Angeles area.
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[7]
.His parents eventually became disillusioned with the Children of God; they made the decision to leave the cult and returned to the U.S. in 1978. They changed their last name to "Phoenix" to symbolize a new beginning.^ By Laura Leu Illustration: Rob Kelly For a kid who grew up in the religious cult Children of God (some prefer to call it a movement), Joaquin Phoenix didn’t turn out half bad.
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^ The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyns Brighton Beach , he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops.
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^ His parents were missionaries for a Christian cult called Children of God, a group often alleged to have condoned pedophilia and used sex as a means of proselytizing.
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.This was also around the time Joaquin had begun calling himself "Leaf", desiring to have a similar nature-related name like his siblings (he was inspired by spending time outdoors raking leaves with his dad).^ Is he going to start calling himself ‘Leaf” again?
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^ Mum and dad were originally called John Bottom Amram and Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed: perhaps that's why, when it came to naming their own children, they were fond of embarrassing 1970s concept-names like River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty and Summer.
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^ Seriously, this is worse than the time you called yourself Leaf”.
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This is the name he would use as a child actor; at fifteen, he changed it back to 'Joaquin'.[8]
.In order to provide food and financial support for the family, the Phoenix children performed on the streets and at various talent contests, singing and playing instruments.^ Phoenix learned to play guitar and did his own singing to play country legend Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
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^ Here John would support the family by doing yard-work for the rich, while River and Rain would sing and dance in the street for money, forming the basis of a successful (and ever-expanding) family performance troupe that would sing in children's hospitals and jails.
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^ Performing all his own singing for the part and learning the guitar from scratch, Phoenix received a Golden Globe Award for the film, along with his costar Reese Witherspoon.

.In Los Angeles his mother started working as a secretary for NBC, and his father worked as a landscaper.^ Around 1980, the family settled in Los Angeles -- where all five kids began looking for work as actors.
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^ At NBC, Arlyn worked as secretary for casting director Joel Thurm.
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^ Heart found work as a secretary at NBC, and John turned his talents to landscaping.
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.Joaquin and his siblings were eventually discovered by one of Hollywood's leading children's agents, Iris Burton, who got the five children acting work, mainly doing commercials and television show appearances.^ David's latest acting work/appearances .

^ Puerto Rico, one of five acting siblings whose parents were Children of God missionaries.
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^ Not one who loves to talk to the press, Joaquin Phoenix talks rapidly about his distaste for what he defines as the process of acting, not the job, but what comes after.
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[9] .Joaquin went on to establish himself a child actor before deciding to withdraw from acting for a while and travel to Mexico and South America with his father.^ Among the many places in which he lived, because of his family's frequent moving, were Mexico and various countries in South America.
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^ The family moved often, traveling through Central and South America (and adopting the surname "Phoenix" to celebrate their new beginnings), but by the time Joaquin was 6 they had more or less settled in the Los Angeles area.
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^ Acting ran in the Phoenix family, and soon Joaquin followed in his older brother (River) and sisters (Rain) footsteps and became an actor himself.
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.Joaquin came back into public view under tragic circumstances: on October 31, 1993, his brother, River Phoenix, suffered a fatal drug overdose and died, outside the famed Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room, which was owned by Johnny Depp.^ On October 31, 1993, he was at The Viper Room (an L.A. nightclub partly owned by Johnny Depp ) when his brother River collapsed from a drug overdose and later died.
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^ He was thrust back into the spotlight when his brother River collapsed and later died from a drug overdose in front of a popular L. A. nightclub.
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^ Joaquin returned to the public eye three years later under tragic circumstances.
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.Joaquin's call to 911 to save his brother was recorded and repeatedly played over the airwaves and on television.^ Joaquin made the call to 911, which was rebroadcast on radio and TV the world over.
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^ Joaquin Phoenix, playing Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line," stands in his record executives' office and tells them he wants to play Folsom Prison.
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^ There was also the guilt that River had wanted to stay in and play some new songs to his brother that fateful night, but Joaquin had persuaded him to come out.
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The sudden media intrusion into his life proved to be too overwhelming; once again, he retreated from the public eye. .A year later, at the insistence of his friends, Phoenix reluctantly re-entered the world of acting.^ Joaquin Phoenix has been in the news lately for his decision to leave the world of acting to become a hip-hop rapper.

^ Several months later, after being coaxed by friends Joaquin restarted his acting career.
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^ Months later, at the insistence of friends and colleagues, Joaquin began reading through scripts again, but he was reluctant to re-enter the acting life until he found just the right part.
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Film career

Acting

.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).^ Joaquin's first real acting gig was a guest appearance on River's sitcom "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1982).
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^ He and River Phoenix are the first brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.
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^ Phoenix, whose actor brother River died of a drug overdose way before his time, comes from a talented if strangely named group of siblings.
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.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.^ The 34-year-old star received Oscar nominations for his roles in Gladiator and Walk the Line , for which he learned to play guitar to channel country legend Johnny Cash.
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^ Starred in an episode of the revival of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" entitled "A Very Happy Ending" as a deaf boy with murderous designs on his wealthy and emotionally distant father .
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^ Following these there'd be a meatier role in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents where Phoenix would play a deaf rich boy who witnesses a murder then blackmails hit-man Robert Loggia.
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.His first starring role was in Russkies (1987).^ As Leaf Phoenix , he got his first significant role in 1986's Spacecamp , and then went on to star in Russkies (1987) and Parenthood (1989), the latter of which was successful enough to make Phoenix something of a fledgling star.

^ He made his big-screen debut as the youngest crew member in the interstellar romp SpaceCamp (1986), then won his first starring turn in the Cold War-era drama Russkies (1987).
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.He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix.^ As Leaf Phoenix , he got his first significant role in 1986's Spacecamp , and then went on to star in Russkies (1987) and Parenthood (1989), the latter of which was successful enough to make Phoenix something of a fledgling star.

^ As Leaf Phoenix, he got his first significant role in 1986's Spacecamp , and then went on to star in Russkies (1987) and Parenthood (1989), the latter of which was successful enough to make Phoenix something of a fledgling star.
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^ Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (; born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix , is a film actor, musician, and occasional rapper.
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.During the comeback portion of his career, Phoenix went back to his birth-given moniker "Joaquin", and was often cast in supporting roles as conflicted, insecure characters with a dark side.^ AM PST Joaquin Phoenix went on Letterman Wednesday night, ostensibly to promote his new movie Two Lovers , but it was his combative, monosyllabic appearance that made news .
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^ He was again honored by the Young Actor Awards for his supporting character, whose furrowed brow, intense introversion, and seeming discomfort in his own skin demonstrated Phoenix's strength for inhabiting sensitive, conflicted men.
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^ (Newser) - Bizarre behavior aside, Joaquin Phoenix does have ambitions for his new career in rhyming, as he revealed in an interview with ABC News.
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.He has earned positive reviews for his portrayals of various individuals: a troubled teen in Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995) co-starring with Nicole Kidman, a small-town troublemaker in Oliver Stone's U-Turn, the cruel Roman emperor Commodus in Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), a conflicted priest in Quills (2000), a washed-up baseball player in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs (2002), a lovestruck farmer in Shyamalan's The Village (2004), a disillusioned cameraman in Terry George's Hotel Rwanda (2004), and heroic firefighter in Ladder 49 (2004).^ Hotel Rwanda (2004) as Jack Daglish .
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^ Co-starred in the period drama "Quills" .
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^ Co-starred in the Terry George directed "Reservation Road" .
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.Upon being cast as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line after Cash himself approved, Phoenix responded by buying a guitar and learning how to play.^ Phoenix have to look 6'2" to play cash?
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^ I know that he learned to play the guitar for the part.
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^ Years later, Joaquin played Cash in Walk the Line (2005).
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.Reese Witherspoon, who portrayed June Carter Cash in the film and won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance, stated during an interview that when they first performed in-character before a live audience, she was so impressed with his impersonation that she knew she "had to step it up a notch". All of Cash and Carter's vocal tracks in the movie and on the accompanying soundtrack are played and sung by Phoenix and Witherspoon.^ Reese Witherspoon won a statuette for her ...
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^ Phoenix have to look 6'2" to play cash?
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^ Reese Witherspoon won a statuette for her role ...
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In 2005, he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, and won a Golden Globe in the same category in 2006.
.In 2006, Phoenix was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.^ Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
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^ Miz got scathing reviews for his impertinent questions to Ms. Scarlett about her strapless dress and a verbal hand slap from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for daring to reach out and touch her treasure chest during their carpet chat.

^ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences .
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[12] .On October 27, 2008, at a benefit for Paul Newman's Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Phoenix announced his retirement from acting and stated that he was going to be focusing on a music career.^ I go from acting, get nominations, then I go to music.
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^ Announced his retirement from acting in order pursue his career in music .
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^ Phoenix has repeatedly confirmed his desire to leave acting and recently stated that the upcoming TWO LOVERS would be final "performance as an actor".
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Directing

He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside,[14] She Wants Revenge,[15] People in Planes,[16] Arckid,[17] Albert .Hammond Jr.[18] and Silversun Pickups.^ He subsequently took a much-needed hiatus from the demands of "Walk the Line" and spent time directing music videos for bands like Silversun Pickups and Albert Hammond Jr., among others.
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Producing

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."[20] He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night.

Music career

.He recorded the soundtrack album Walk the Line and won a Grammy Award at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards for his work on the soundtrack.^ Joaquin Phoenix, playing Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line," stands in his record executives' office and tells them he wants to play Folsom Prison.
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^ Until the media furore surrounding his award-winning performance as Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk The Line, Joaquin Phoenix was hardly a worldwide household name.
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^ Walk the Line stars Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Golden Globe nominee Reese Witherspoon as June Carter.
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[21]
.In May 2008, it was reported that Phoenix had been recording songs he had written himself, with Mike Fox (of Little Knickers) handling lead vocals and Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) on backing vocals.^ Actor Joaquin Phoenix , who played Johnny Cash on the big screen, is cutting an album with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, Billboard.com has learned.
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^ Joaquin Phoenix may have established himself as one of Hollywood's elite, but ask him if he is as impassioned about acting today as opposed to when he started, his response is surprising.
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^ Is ''dedicated'' to his rap career, according to Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess.
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[22] .No release date has been given for the project.^ That said, Sean "Diddy" Combs is reportedly gonna be producing his first album (no release date announced yet).
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^ It was a strange movie, roundly mocked at the Sundance festival and given no US release, but it was possessed of real imagination and an integrity seldom seen in modern cinema.
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[23]
.He is currently the subject of a documentary directed by his friend and brother-in-law Casey Affleck; the documentary will follow him as he moves to a career making hip-hop music while managed by rap icon Sean "Diddy" Combs.^ Seriously, his brother-in-law is making a documentary about this.
  • Questions about Joaquin Phoenix's mental health | Booster Shots | Los Angeles Times 15 January 2010 5:27 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ (FYI: Brother-in-law Casey Affleck, is shooting a documentary about Joaquin’s transition to a career as a rapper.
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^ Casey Affleck is directing this documentary.
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Filming began in late 2008.[24]
.Phoenix made his rap debut in mid-January 2009.[25] Rumors circulated that it was an elaborate hoax, to which Phoenix stated "This is not a joke.^ (January 2009) Friends close to Phoenix claim that the actor's recent attempt to reinvent himself as a rapper is all part of an elaborate hoax.
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^ After video hit the Internet last month capturing part of Phoenix's debut rap performance at a Las Vegas club, speculation swirled that he was perpetrating an elaborate practical joke.
  • FOXNews.com - Joaquin Phoenix Says Hip-Hop Transition 'Not a Hoax' 15 January 2010 5:27 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ (February 11, 2009) Despite rumors of an elaborate practical joke, a publicist for Joaquin Phoenix insists his well documented burgeoning rap career is real.
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Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention."[26] However, he has also been reported to have said, “It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.” [27]

Social activism

.Phoenix has long been a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations, notably Amnesty International,[28] The Art of Elysium, HEART,The Peace Alliance (an organization which campaigns for a United States Department of Peace),[29] and is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund.^ He acted as a spokesman for The Peace Alliance - an organization seeking the establishment of a governmental Department of Peace - and Amnesty International.
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^ Offscreen, Phoenix was active with animal rights and peace organizations and had little patience for the trappings of the movie star life.
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^ Phoenix was also on the board of directors of The Lunchbox Fund, a food relief program for school-age children in South Africa.
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Phoenix has been a dedicated vegan since the age of three. .He is a member of P.E.T.A. and the organization In Defense of Animals, and has actively campaigned on their behalf.^ Offscreen, Phoenix was active with animal rights and peace organizations and had little patience for the trappings of the movie star life.

[29] .He narrated the film Earthlings for Nation Earth, a video about the investigation of animal abuse in factory farms, pet mills, in industry and research.^ In 2005, the San Diego Film Festival honored him with a Humanitarian Award for his voiceover contribution to "Earthlings" (2005), a documentary project about animal abuses in manufacturing and industry.
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.In 2005, he was awarded the "Humanitarian Award" at the San Diego Film Festival for his work and contribution to Earthlings.^ In 2005, the San Diego Film Festival honored him with a Humanitarian Award for his voiceover contribution to "Earthlings" (2005), a documentary project about animal abuses in manufacturing and industry.
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^ Joaquin Phoenix's Award: Hollywood Film Awards: Actor Of The Year, WALK THE LINE (2005) .
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[30]
.In 2005, he participated in the documentary I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust.^ Somehow he seemed to creep into the limelight and, once there, people finally recognised the impressive body of work this still-young actor had already built.
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^ He needs to rethink his actions and the potential impact that his actions may have on young people who look up to him.
  • Joaquin Phoenix: Least forthcoming interview ever? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 15 January 2010 5:27 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ People who cannot see that this is clearly a publicity stunt really need to open their eyes.
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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Robby Ellsworth Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Family Film Made for Television shared with River Phoenix
As Leaf Phoenix
1986 SpaceCamp Max As Leaf Phoenix
1987 Russkies Danny As Leaf Phoenix
1989 Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture
as Leaf Phoenix
1995 To Die For Jimmy Emmett Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
1997 U-Turn Toby N. Tucker a.k.a. TNT
Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt
1998 8mm Max California
Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell
Return to Paradise Lewis McBride Nominated — Csapnivalo Award for Best Male Performance
2000 The Yards Willie Gutierrez Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Quills The Abbe de Coulmier Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Gladiator Commodus Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2001 Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood Nominated — British Independent Film Award
2002 Signs Merrill Hess
2003 Brother Bear Kenai Voice
It's All About Love John
2004 Ladder 49 Jack Morrison Nominated — Movie Guide Award for Most Inspiring Movie Acting
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Movie Actor: Drama
The Village Lucius Hunt
Hotel Rwanda Jack Daglish Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
2005 Walk the Line Johnny Cash Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2006 Earthlings Narrator San Diego Film Festival Humanitarian Award
2007 We Own the Night Bobby Green People's Choice Award for Favorite Leading Man
Reservation Road Ethan Learner
2009 Two Lovers Leonard

Personal life

Phoenix dated actress Liv Tyler from 1995 to November 1998. The couple met on the set of Inventing the Abbotts.[31] .He checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism in early April 2005.[32] On January 26, 2006, Phoenix was in a car accident in Hollywood on a winding canyon road that flipped over his car.^ Hollywood superstar Joaquin Phoenix is dismissing reports he has suffered a alcohol relapse, after his allegedly bizarre behavior at a recent event sparked concern over his health.
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The crash reportedly was 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."^ Assume the Position says – reply to this 90 Re: the last star – I thought you said you have a girlfriend?
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^ Topher says – reply to this 8 Re: poopdiddy2008 – No he does not, he has already spoken out in favor of gay marriage.
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^ BBBoricua loves Angels & Demons says – reply to this 29 Re: the last star – Talk to you later, honey!
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At this point, Phoenix managed to see that the man was famed, eccentric German auteur Werner Herzog. After helping Phoenix out of the wreckage, Herzog phoned in an ambulance and vanished.[33]
.On February 11, 2009, Phoenix made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote his film Two Lovers.^ Two Lovers” is his last film, he said.
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^ February 12th, 2009 at 1:50 pm david letterman is an a**hole!
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^ February 11, 2009 .
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.He was largely unresponsive towards Letterman's questions about the film and his acting career.^ February 20th, 2009 2:07 pm ET If he didn't care about the biz anymore, he wouldn't have shown up on Letterman.
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^ The only thing that makes me question if this is a stunt is the way casey affleck acts when asked about Joaquin quitting.
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^ They were filming Phoenix—who says he's giving up acting for a new career as a rap star—for a documentary about his new life, and they taped all his interviews.
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.When the audience laughed at his hip-hop aspirations, he complained to Letterman that he was not joking around.^ That Letterman and the audience laughing is the reason the world hates you.
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[34][35] .At the end of the interview, Letterman said, "Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight," followed by laughter and applause from the audience.^ Dave's best line: "Joaquin, sorry you couldn't be here tonight."
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^ Here’s an earlier visit of Joaquin’s on Letterman.
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^ "Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight," he said as the strange interview came to an end.
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[36] .In an interview given earlier the same day for CinemaBlend.com the actor seemed completely coherent.^ But that was only the beginning of the strangest interview I've ever had with an actor (and if you saw his performance on Letterman last night , it only hints at what it's like to be in the same room as Joaquin).
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[37] .Ben Stiller parodied Phoenix's external appearance, posture and performance as an awards co-presenter at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony.^ Witherspoon won the Best Actress Academy Award, and four other nominations were received, including Best Actor (Phoenix).
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See also

References

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  2. ^ "The Associated Press: Joaquin Phoenix confirms he's done with movies". http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hZsVtamTvqXUPYToH5LagzTJVTlQD946UCCO0. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
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  23. ^ It has also been reported that Phoenix will enlist the assistance of Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs to produce his debut rap album, yet to be titled. No release date for this project has been set.[1]
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Joaquin Phoenix
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Joaquin Phoenix
Born Joaquín Rafael Bottom
October 28, 1974 (1974-10-28) (age 36)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 5ft 8½in

Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (IPA: [ hwakiːn / ra.fa.ˈe̞l / fiːnɪks]) (born October 28, 1974), originally called as 'Leaf Phoenix', is a Puerto Rican actor. He is from a family of actors, like his brother, the late actor River Phoenix. He has been nominated two times for the Academy Award, and has won the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards.

Phoenix is popular for his role as Commodus in Gladiator, and of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. He has recently began directing music videos, as well as producing movies and television shows. Also, he has also sang and recorded an album, the soundtrack Walk The Line, which won a Grammy Award. He has been a social activist for a long time, especially for animal rights. He is a vegan.

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