Joaquin Phoenix



Place of birth:

San Juan, Puerto Rico:


Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (born October 28, 1974) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. As a child, Phoenix started acting in television with his brother River and sister Summer. His first major film role was in SpaceCamp (1986). During this period, he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, a name he gave himself. He later went back to his original name and received positive reviews for his supporting work in the comedy-drama film To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000). He received wider attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in Walk the Line (2005), an alcoholic war veteran in The Master (2012), and the title character in Joker (2019), winning for the latter. His other films include the horror films Signs (2002) and The Village (2004), the historical drama Hotel Rwanda (2004), the romantic drama Her (2013), the crime satire Inherent Vice (2014), and the psychological thriller You Were Never Really Here (2017), winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for the latter. Phoenix has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. For recording the soundtrack to Walk the Line, he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. He is a social activist and has lent his support to several charities and humanitarian organizations. He is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to school students in the South African town of Soweto. He is also known for his animal rights advocacy; he has been a vegan since the age of three and often campaigns with PETA and In Defense of Animals. For his lifelong dedication to animal rights, he was named PETA's Person of the Year in 2019. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joaquin Phoenix, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Far Bright Star (2022)
as Napoleon Childs
Joker 2 (2022)
as The Joker
C'mon C'mon (2020)
My Darling Vivian (2020)
as Self (archive footage)
Guardians of Life (2020)
Joker (2019)
as Arthur Fleck / Joker
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
as Charlie Sisters
Lou (2018)
as Karl
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
as John Callahan
Dominion (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
Mary Magdalene (2018)
as Jesus
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
as Joe
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Irrational Man (2015)
as Abe
Inherent Vice (2014)
as Larry "Doc" Sportello
The Untitled Rick Howard Project (2014)
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (2014)
as Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)
Her (2013)
as Theodore Twombly
The Immigrant (2013)
as Bruno Weiss
The Master: Back Beyond (2013)
as Freddie Quell
The Master (2012)
as Freddie Quell
I'm Still Here (2010)
as Joaquin Phoenix
Two Lovers (2008)
as Leonard
We Own the Night (2007)
as Bobby Green
Reservation Road (2007)
as Ethan Learner
Earthlings (2005)
as Himself
Walk the Line (2005)
as Johnny Cash
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005)
as Himself
Deconstructing 'The Village' (2005)
as Himself
Ladder 49 (2004)
as Jack Morrison
The Village (2004)
as Lucius Hunt
Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear (2004)
as Himself
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
as Jack Daglish
Brother Bear (2003)
as Kenai (voice)
It's All About Love (2003)
as John
Making 'Signs' (2003)
as Himself / Merrill Hess
Buffalo Soldiers (2002)
as Ray Elwood
Signs (2002)
as Merrill Hess
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
as Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage)
Quills (2000)
as Abbe du Coulmier
Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport (2000)
as Self
The Yards (2000)
as Willie Gutierrez
Gladiator (2000)
as Commodus
8MM (1999)
as Max California
Clay Pigeons (1998)
as Clay Bidwell
Return to Paradise (1998)
as Lewis McBride
U Turn (1997)
as Toby N. Tucker
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
as Doug Holt
To Die For (1995)
as Jimmy Emmett
Parenthood (1989)
as Garry Buckman-Lampkin
Secret Witness (1988)
as Drew Blackburn
Russkies (1987)
as Danny
SpaceCamp (1986)
as Max
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984)
as Robby Ellsworth

Production Credits

Gunda (2020)
Executive Producer
Across My Land (2017)
Executive Producer
What the Health (2017)
Executive Producer
I Am Dying (2015)
Executive Producer
I'm Still Here (2010)
I'm Still Here (2010)
We Own the Night (2007)
The End of Medicine ()
Executive Producer