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Joaquin Phoenix


Joaquin Rafael 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gladiator
Gladiator Commodus
(2000)
Her
Her Theodore
(2013)
Walk the Line
Walk the Line John R. Cash
(2005)
The Master
The Master Freddie Quell
(2012)

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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 24 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leaf Phoenix

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on acting being his biggest challenge] Acting. I'm one of those actors who likes to stay in character between takes. I drive other actors crazy but, to me, the most important thing when I'm making a film is that the character takes precedence. I become obsessed with whoever I'm playing. I want to explore the character as completely as I can. The moment an actor becomes satisfied with themselves,... See more »

Trivia:

Once refused to wear shoes during a photo shoot for Prada because they were made out of leather. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays emotionally and mentally troubled characters See more »

Nickname:

Joaq See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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