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Joaquin Phoenix


Joaquin Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California, is of mostly British Isles descent. ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Director music video "Tired of Being Sorry (Spanishfaster)" by Ringside See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Interviews | 23 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leaf Phoenix

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On falling into acting): "I suck at painting and writing; I tried both. For me, it's acting because I grew up with it. When we moved to California, we all did commercials and TV shows. Riv was the first to get a TV show and me and my sister Liberty guest-starred on another show. It was kind of accidental." See more »

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Phoenix is half a foot shorter than the real Johnny Cash was, although he plays him in Walk the Line (2005). See more »

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Often plays emotionally and mentally troubled characters See more »

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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