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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 28 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial for PETA (1998) See more »

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

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Leaf Phoenix


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[2007, on being a vegetarian] I don't try to impose my views on anyone else, and I can simply say I feel it's right for me. Of course, I've had slips. When I was about 12 I stayed with a friend in San Diego. They got pizza, and I was like, "I'm having some motherfucking pizza. I ate two slices and vomited for two days. I'm strange in that I crave salad and vegetables. I've never really had a ... See more »


Finished filming Reservation Road (2007). See more »


Often plays emotionally and mentally troubled characters See more »


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