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Joaquin Phoenix

American film actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born Joaquin Rafael Bottom has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows. Phoenix recorded an album, the soundtrack to “Walk the Line”. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix's first acting jobs were guest appearances on two television shows with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Backwards: The Riddle Of Dyslexia (1984). He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max, after starring in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A very happy ending" the same year. His first starring role was in Russkies (1987). He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix. Phoenix served as one of the executive producers of a television show called 4Real, a half-hour series which showcase celebrity guests on global adventures "in order to connect with young leaders who are creating social and economic change." He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond Jr., and Silversun Pickups.

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Oct 28, 1974 In San Juan, Puerto Rico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The New Leave It to Beaver 1983-03-19
Latest Project:
Movie Joker 2019-10-02
Known For
Movie Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker 2019-10-02
Movie Mary Magdalene Jesus 2018-03-15
Movie The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters 2018-09-19
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan 2018-04-04
Movie You Were Never Really Here Joe 2017-12-12
Movie A beautiful Day Joe 2016-09-18
Movie Irrational Man Abe 2015-07-17
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Jimmy Emmett (archive footage) 2014-01-17
Movie Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello 2014-12-25
Movie Back Beyond Freddie Quell 2013-02-26
Movie The Immigrant Bruno Weiss 2013-07-03
Movie Her Theodore Twombly 2013-12-18
Movie The Master Freddie Quell 2012-09-07
Movie I'm Still Here Joaquin Phoenix 2010-09-10
Movie Two Lovers Leonard 2008-11-19
Movie Reservation Road Ethan Learner 2007-09-13
Movie We Own the Night Bobby Green 2007-10-09
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2005-09-13
Movie Hotel Rwanda Jack Daglish 2004-03-04
Movie The Village Lucius Hunt 2004-07-30
Movie Ladder 49 Jack Morrison 2004-10-01
Movie It's All About Love John 2003-01-10
Movie Brother Bear Kenai (voice) 2003-10-23
Movie Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood 2002-10-31
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie The Yards Willie Gutierrez 2000-10-20
Movie Gladiator Commodus 2000-05-01
Movie Quills Abbe du Coulmier 2000-11-22
Movie 8MM Max California 1999-02-26
Movie Return to Paradise Lewis McBride 1998-08-10
Movie Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell 1998-09-25
Movie Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt 1997-04-04
Movie To Die For Jimmy Emmett 1995-09-22
Movie Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin 1989-07-31
Movie Russkies Danny 1987-11-06
Movie SpaceCamp Max 1986-06-06
Movie Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Robby Ellsworth 1984-03-07
Series The New Leave It to Beaver Kyle Cleaver 1983-03-19
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