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Joaquin Phoenix
Birthday: October 28, 1974

Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height: 5' 8"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Joaquin Phoenix. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Born in Puerto Rico to Children of God missionaries John Bottom Amram and Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed (a.k.a. Heart), Joaquin was the middle child in a brood of five. As a youngster he took his cues from older siblings River Phoenix and Rain Phoenix, changing his name to Leaf to match their earthier monikers. When the children were encouraged to develop their creative instincts, he followed their lead into acting. Younger sisters Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix rounded out the talented troupe. 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. Heart found work as a secretary at NBC, and John turned his talents to landscaping. They eventually found an agent who was willing to represent all five children, and the younger generation dove into TV work. Commercials for meat, milk, and junk food were off-limits (the kids were all raised as strict vegans), but they managed to find plenty of work pushing other, less sinister products. Joaquin's first real acting gig was a guest appearance on River's sitcom "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1982). He worked with his brother again on the after school special Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984) (TV), then struck out on his own in other made-for-TV productions. 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). In the late '80s, the Phoenix clan decided to pull up stakes and relocate again--this time to Florida. River's film career had enough momentum to sustain the move, but Joaquin wasn't sure what lay in store for him in the Sunshine State. As it happened, Universal Pictures had just opened a new studio in the area and he was cast almost immediately as an angst-ridden adolescent in Parenthood (1989). His performance was very well-received, but Joaquin decided to withdraw from acting for a while - he was frustrated with the dearth of interesting roles for actors his age, and he wanted to see more of the world. His parents were in the process of separating, so he struck out for Mexico with his father. Joaquin returned to the public eye three years later under tragic circumstances. 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. Joaquin made the call to 911, which was rebroadcast on radio and TV the world over. 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. He finally signed up to work with Gus Van Sant (who had directed River in My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)) to star as Nicole Kidman's obsessive devotee in _To Die for (1995)_ . The performance made Joaquin (who had dropped Leaf and reverted to his birth name) a critics' darling in his own right. His follow-up turn in Inventing the Abbotts (1997) scored more critical kudos, and, perhaps more importantly, introduced him to future fiancée Liv Tyler (the pair dated for almost three years). He returned to the big screen later that year with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's U Turn (1997), then played a locked-up drug scapegoat in Return to Paradise (1998). He and Paradise co-star Vince Vaughn re-teamed almost immediately for the small-town murder caper Clay Pigeons (1998), which Joaquin followed with a turn as a porn store clerk in 8MM (1999). The film that confirmed Phoenix as a star was Gladiator (2000). The Roman epic cast him as a selfish, paranoid young emperor opposite Russell Crowe's swarthy hero. Determined to make his character as real as possible, Phoenix gained weight and cultivated a pasty complexion during the shoot. Later that year he appeared in two indies, playing a dock worker in The Yards (2000) (which he counts among his favorite experiences--and one of the only films of his that he can sit through) and the priest in charge of the Marquis de Sade's asylum in Quills (2000).

Movie Credits
Reservation Road (2007)
[ Mark Ruffalo ]
We Own the Night (2007)
[ Mark Wahlberg ][ Robert Duvall ]
Walk the Line (2005)
[ Robert Patrick ][ Johnny Cash ][ Tyler Hilton ][ Larry Bagby ][ Ridge Canipe ]
Ladder 49 (2004)
[ John Travolta ][ Robert Patrick ][ Jay Hernandez ][ Morris Chestnut ][ Balthazar Getty ]
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
[ Jean Reno ][ Don Cheadle ][ Nick Nolte ][ David O'Hara ]
The Village (2004)
[ M. Night Shyamalan ][ Brendan Gleeson ][ William Hurt ][ Michael Pitt ][ Jesse Eisenberg ]
Brother Bear (2003)
[ Michael Clarke Duncan ][ Rick Moranis ][ D.B. Sweeney ][ Dave Thomas ][ Harold Gould ]
It's All About Love (2003)
[ Sean Penn ][ Alun Armstrong ][ Mark Strong ][ Douglas Henshall ]
Signs (2002)
[ Mel Gibson ][ M. Night Shyamalan ][ Rory Culkin ][ Michael Showalter ]
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
[ Ed Harris ][ Scott Glenn ][ Dean Stockwell ][ Gabriel Mann ][ Michael Pena ]
Quills (2000)
[ Michael Caine ][ Geoffrey Rush ][ Patrick Malahide ]
Gladiator (2000)
[ Russell Crowe ][ Ridley Scott ][ Richard Harris ][ Djimon Hounsou ][ Oliver Reed ]
The Yards (2000)
[ Mark Wahlberg ][ James Caan ][ Leslie Howard ][ Tomas Milian ][ Domenick Lombardozzi ]
8MM (1999)
[ Nicolas Cage ][ Peter Stormare ][ James Gandolfini ][ Norman Reedus ][ Anthony Heald ]
Return to Paradise (1998)
[ Vince Vaughn ][ David Conrad ]
Clay Pigeons (1998)
[ Vince Vaughn ][ Ridley Scott ][ Elvis Presley ][ Tony Scott ][ Vince Vieluf ]
U Turn (1997)
[ Sean Penn ][ Billy Bob Thornton ][ Jon Voight ][ Nick Nolte ][ Powers Boothe ]
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
[ Michael Keaton ][ Billy Crudup ][ Alessandro Nivola ][ Will Patton ][ Shawn Hatosy ]
To Die For (1995)
[ Matt Dillon ][ Casey Affleck ][ Danny Elfman ][ Gus Van Sant ][ Wayne Knight ]
Walking the Dog (1991)
[ Victor Garber ]
Parenthood (1989)
[ Keanu Reeves ][ Steve Martin ][ Rick Moranis ][ Tom Hulce ][ Clint Howard ]
Secret Witness (1988)
[ Barry Corbin ][ David Rasche ]
Russkies (1987)
[ Peter Billingsley ][ Whip Hubley ]
SpaceCamp (1986)
[ Terry O'Quinn ][ Tate Donovan ][ Tom Skerritt ][ John Williams ][ Frank Welker ]
Kids Don't Tell (1985)
[ Jaleel White ][ Michael Ontkean ]
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984)
[ River Phoenix ]


  • May 2000 - Appeared on both "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) promoting Gladiator (2000).
  • Took his mother to the premiere of Gladiator (2000).
  • Was born Joaquin Rafael, but at the age of four he decided that he wanted a more earthy name, like his elder siblings River and Rain, so while he was raking leaves with his father he decided on Leaf. In the early '90s he took back his birth name.
  • Brother of River Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, Rain Phoenix and Liberty Phoenix
  • His first name is pronounced "WAA-keen"
  • Once refused to wear shoes during a photo shoot for Prada because they were made out of leather.
  • He is a strict vegan. He refuses to wear any costumes made out of animal skin. For the movie Gladiator (2000) and Walk the Line (2005), he requested that his "leather" costumes be synthetic.
  • Was born on same day, year and city as Dayanara Torres.
  • Resides in New York City in the same apartment building as best friend Casey Affleck and sister Summer Phoenix and director Gus Van Sant.
  • Took his mother to the Academy Awards [2001]
  • Joaquin's mother is of Hungarian-Russian decent and his father is of Spanish- Irish decent
  • Is a spokesperson for PETA
  • Became an uncle again after sister, Summer Phoenix, gave birth to Indiana August Affleck (2004).
  • Uncle of Liberty Phoenix's children Rio Everest, Indigo Orion and Scarlette Skye, Rain Phoenix's son Jonas Winter and Summer Phoenix's son Indiana August.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the scar on his lip is not the result of a repaired cleft lip or palate. It is simply a birth mark. 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.
  • Shares a birthday with actress Julia Roberts.
  • Speaks fluent Spanish.
  • Reportedly never reads his own press or reviews
  • Checked himself into rehab to be treated for alcoholism in early April 2005.
  • Phoenix is half a foot shorter than the real Johnny Cash was, although he plays him in 'Walk the Line' (2005).
  • Did his own vocals on the "Walk the Line" soundtrack.
  • 26 January 2006 - Escaped injury after his car overturned. The crash reportedly was caused by brake failure.
  • Phoenix was in car accident January 2006 on a winding canyon road that flipped his car over. 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". Then managed to see that the man was famed, eccentric German auteur Werner Herzog, and Herzog replied, 'No, you're not'. After helping Phoenix out of the wreckage, Herzog phoned in an ambulance and vanished.
  • He and his brother have both appeared in film series that involved Harrison Ford. River Phoenix played the young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Ford's son in The Mosquito Coast. Joaquin will play John Clarke in the Jack Ryan spin off Without Remorse, playing a character that Willem Dafoe played opposite Ford in Clear and Present Danger.
  • Often brings his mother or any of his three sisters as his date to movie premieres or award shows.
  • He and River Phoenix are the first brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.
  • Favorite book authors are Tennessee Williams, Rilke and Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Rides a Ducati motorcycle and a yellow '72 Le Mans.
  • Joaquin has been nominated for 3 categories in the Music Video Production Association Awards (2006), Directorial Debut, Direction of a New Artist, and Adult Contemporary.
  • Brother-in-law of Casey Affleck.
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.

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