Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Highest Rated: 94% Her (2013)

Lowest Rated: 14% Russkies (1987)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1974

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Joaquin Phoenix was one of the most respected actors of his age. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1974 to parents from the mainland U.S., Phoenix spent much of his early childhood traveling with his family through South America as missionaries for the religious cult Children of God. By the time he was eight, Phoenix's family had left the church and relocated to Los Angeles, where Phoenix's parents began entering him and his four siblings in various talent contests in an effort to earn money for the family. They were eventually signed to an agent, with Joaquin making his screen debut alongside his brother River on a 1983 episode of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (CBS, 1982-83). Phoenix would continue to act on screen from that point forward, memorably appearing in movies like "SpaceCamp" (1986) and "Parenthood" (1989). Then tragically in 1993, Phoenix was at a Los Angeles club with friends and a number of his siblings when his brother, actor River Phoenix, collapsed and later died of a drug overdose. Phoenix withdrew from the spotlight in order to process his grief, eventually emerging in 1995 to star opposite Nicole Kidman as a confused youth in Gus Van Sant's subversive drama "To Die For" (1995). The character's dark side would set a precedent for Phoenix's future roles as he continued to play unnerving and otherwise troubled characters for years to come. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the villainous Commodus in "Gladiator" (2000) and established a solid professional relationship with director M. Night Shyamalan with roles in both "Signs" (2002) and "The Village" (2004). In 2005, Phoenix earned an Oscar nod for Best Actor when he played musical legend Johnny Cash in the acclaimed biopic "Walk the Line" (2005). He was nominated for still another Oscar in 2012 for his performance as the unstable Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012), and earned a Golden Globe nod for his performance in "Her" (2013) as a man in love with a sentient computer operating system. In 2014, Phoenix worked with Anderson again, this time starring in "Inherent Vice" (2014), earning him another Golden Globe nod. He worked with Van Sant for a second time in 2018, playing paraplegic John Callahan in "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" (2018) before making a huge impact in 2019, playing a majorly updated version of D.C. villain the Joker in "Joker" (2019).

Highest rated movies

Her
Hotel Rwanda
Parenthood You Were Never Really Here
To Die For
The Sisters Brothers
The Immigrant
The Master

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Animal People Executive Producer - 2019
68% 88% Joker Arthur Fleck (Character) $335.4M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dominion Narrator - 2018
44% 48% Mary Magdalene Jesus (Character) $114.3K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Far Bright Star Unknown (Character) - 2018
77% 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan (Character) $1.4M 2018
86% 69% The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters (Character) $3.1M 2018
89% 64% You Were Never Really Here Joe (Character) $2.5M 2017
No Score Yet 62% What the Health Executive Producer - 2017
47% 46% Irrational Man Abe (Character) $4M 2015
73% 52% Inherent Vice Doc Sportello (Character) $8.1M 2014
75% 43% Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Jimmy Emmett (Character) - 2014
94% 82% Her Theodore (Character) $25.6M 2013
85% 60% The Immigrant Bruno Weiss (Character) $2M 2013
84% 62% The Master Freddie Quell (Character) $16.2M 2012
53% 38% I'm Still Here Self,
Writer,
Producer
$408.7K 2010
82% 59% Two Lovers Leonard Kraditor (Character) $3.1M 2008
57% 61% We Own the Night Bobby Green (Character),
Producer
$28.6M 2007
38% 52% Reservation Road Ethan Lerner (Character) $101.4K 2007
No Score Yet 92% Earthlings Narrator - 2005
82% 90% Walk the Line Johnny Cash (Character) $119.5M 2005
91% 94% Hotel Rwanda Jack (Character) $23.5M 2004
43% 57% The Village Lucius Hunt (Character) $114.2M 2004
41% 81% Ladder 49 Jack Morrison (Character) $74.5M 2004
19% 27% It's All About Love John (Character) - 2003
37% 65% Brother Bear Kenai (Voice) $85.3M 2003
74% 67% Signs Merrill Hess (Character) $228M 2002
73% 72% Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood (Character) $353.7K 2001
77% 87% Gladiator Commodus (Character) $187.7M 2000
75% 83% Quills Coulmier (Character) $7.1M 2000
64% 51% The Yards Willie Gutierrez (Character) $882.7K 2000
23% 52% 8MM Max California (Character) $36.3M 1999
71% 74% Return to Paradise Lewis McBride (Character) $8.3M 1998
62% 67% Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell (Character) $1.8M 1998
31% 51% Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt (Character) $5.9M 1997
61% 62% U-Turn Toby N. Tucker (Character) $6.6M 1997
88% 65% To Die For Jimmy Emmett (Character) $20.5M 1995
91% 76% Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin (Character) $99.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Witness Drew Blackburn (Character) - 1988
14% 44% Russkies Danny (Character) $1.8M 1987
45% 50% SpaceCamp Max (Character) $9.1M 1986

TV

Credit
44% No Score Yet The Academy Awards Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019 2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984

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