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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 movie Far Bright Star
Latest Project:
Movie C'mon C'mon 2020-12-18
Known For
Poster of C'mon C'mon
Poster of Lou
Poster of Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear
Poster of Secret Witness
Movie Far Bright Star Napoleon Childs 2021
Movie C'mon C'mon 2020-12-18
Movie Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker 2019-10-02
Movie The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters 2018-09-19
Movie Mary Magdalene Jesus 2018-03-15
Movie Lou Karl 2018-09-08
Movie Dominion Narrator (voice) 2018-03-29
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 Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Irrational Man Abe 2015-07-17
Movie Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello 2014-12-25
Movie The Untitled Rick Howard Project 2014-05-13
Movie Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Jimmy Emmett (archive footage) 2014-01-17
Movie The Master: 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 We Own the Night Bobby Green 2007-10-09
Movie Reservation Road Ethan Learner 2007-09-13
Movie Earthlings Himself 2005-09-24
Movie Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2005-09-13
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Ladder 49 Jack Morrison 2004-10-01
Movie The Village Lucius Hunt 2004-07-30
Movie Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear Himself 2004-03-30
Movie Hotel Rwanda Jack Daglish 2004-03-04
Movie Making 'Signs' Himself / Merrill Hess 2003-01-07
Movie It's All About Love John 2003-01-10
Movie Brother Bear Kenai (voice) 2003-10-23
Movie Signs Merrill Hess 2002-08-02
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood 2001-09-08
Movie Quills Abbe du Coulmier 2000-11-22
Movie The Yards Willie Gutierrez 2000-10-20
Movie Gladiator Commodus 2000-05-01
Movie 8MM Max California 1999-02-26
Movie Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell 1998-09-25
Movie Return to Paradise Lewis McBride 1998-08-10
Movie U Turn Toby N. Tucker 1997-10-03
Movie Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt 1997-04-04
Movie To Die For Jimmy Emmett 1995-09-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Parenthood Garry Buckman-Lampkin 1989-07-31
Movie Secret Witness Drew Blackburn 1988-09-08
Movie Russkies Danny 1987-11-06
Movie SpaceCamp Max 1986-06-06
Series Morningstar/Eveningstar Doug Roberts 1986-03-25
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Movie Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia Robby Ellsworth 1984-03-07
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series The New Leave It to Beaver Kyle Cleaver 1983-03-19
Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Travis 1982-09-19
Series The Fall Guy Boy 1981-11-04
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14