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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 Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face 2020-08-18
Known For
Poster of We Own the Night
Poster of Quills
Poster of The Yards
Poster of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker 2019-10-02
Movie Dominion Narrator (voice) 2018-03-29
Movie Mary Magdalene Jesus 2018-03-15
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan 2018-04-04
Movie The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters 2018-09-19
Movie You Were Never Really Here Joe 2017-11-08
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 The Untitled Rick Howard Project 2014-05-13
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 We Own the Night Bobby Green 2007-10-09
Movie Reservation Road Ethan Learner 2007-09-13
Movie Deconstructing 'The Village' Himself 2005-01-11
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' Self 2005-06-07
Movie Earthlings Himself 2005-09-24
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 Signs Merrill Hess 2002-08-02
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
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 U Turn Toby N. Tucker 1997-10-03
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
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Russkies Danny 1987-11-06
Series Morningstar/Eveningstar Doug Roberts 1986-03-25
Movie SpaceCamp Max 1986-06-06
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Series The New Leave It to Beaver Kyle Cleaver 1984-11-08
Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Travis 1982-09-19
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series The Fall Guy Boy 1981-11-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14