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Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (/ˌhwɑːˈkiːn/; né Bottom; born October 28, 1974)[a][3] is an American actor, producer, and activist. For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has three Academy Award
Academy Award
and British Academy Film Award nominations. Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. He later went back to his birth name, Joaquín, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably in the film adaptation of the novel To Die For
To Die For
(1995) and the period film Quills
Quills
(2000). He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor. He has subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
in the biopic Walk the Line
Walk the Line
(2005) and for his role as Freddie Quell, a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II
World War II
veteran in the drama film The Master (2012), which won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. He and River Phoenix
River Phoenix
hold the distinction of being the only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.[4] Some of his other notable films include the satire film Buffalo Soldiers (2001), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the animated film Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003), the historical drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the documentary Earthlings (2005), the romantic drama Two Lovers (2008), the drama The Immigrant (2013), the romantic science fiction drama Her (2013), the crime comedy-drama film Inherent Vice (2014), and the thriller You Were Never Really Here (2017), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Aside from his acting career, he has ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk the Line, for which he won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to students of township schools in Soweto
Soweto
of South Africa. Phoenix is also known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three and campaigns for PETA
PETA
and In Defense of Animals.[5][6]

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 1974–1994: Early life and performances 1.2 1995–1999: Return to acting 1.3 2000–2005: Critical acclaim and commercial success 1.4 2006–2010: Producing and self-imposed break 1.5 2012–present: Comeback and critical acclaim 1.6 Upcoming films 1.7 Directing 1.8 Producing

2 Personal life

2.1 Relationships 2.2 Social activism 2.3 Politics 2.4 Animal rights
Animal rights
activism

3 Filmography 4 Awards and nominations 5 See also 6 References

6.1 Notes 6.2 Citations

7 External links

Biography[edit] 1974–1994: Early life and performances[edit] Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in the Río Piedras
Río Piedras
district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U.S. mainland. He is the third of five children, including River (1970–1993), Rain (born 1972), Liberty (born 1976) and Summer (born 1978), all of whom have also acted. He also has a half-sister named Jodean (born 1964) from a previous relationship of his father's.[7] Phoenix's father, John Lee Bottom, originally from Fontana, California, was a lapsed Catholic of English, German, and French Huguenot ancestry. His mother, Arlyn (née Dunetz), was born in The Bronx, New York, to Jewish
Jewish
parents whose families were from Hungary and Russia.[8][9] Arlyn left her family in 1968 and moved to California, later meeting Phoenix's father while hitchhiking. They married in 1969, then joined a religious cult, the Children of God, and began traveling throughout South America. His parents eventually became disenchanted with the Children of God; they made the decision to leave the group and returned to the U.S. in 1978.[7] They changed their last name to Phoenix, after the mythical bird that rises from its own ashes, symbolizing a new beginning.[10] Around this time, Joaquín began calling himself "Leaf", desiring to have a nature-related name like his siblings, and inspired by spending time outdoors raking leaves with his father. "Leaf" became the name he used as a child actor, until at age 15, when he changed it back to Joaquin.[11] In order to provide food and financial support for the family, the children performed on the streets and at various talent contests, singing and playing instruments. In Los Angeles, his mother started working as a secretary for NBC, and his father worked as a landscaper.[7] Phoenix and his siblings were eventually discovered by one of Hollywood's leading children's agents, Iris Burton, who got the five children acting work, mainly doing commercials and television show appearances.[12] At the age of eight, Phoenix made his acting debut alongside his brother River in the television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in the 1982 episode "Christmas Song".[13] In his first major role, Phoenix co-starred opposite River in the ABC Afterschool Special
Special
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984).[14] Also in 1984, Phoenix made guest appearances in the Murder, She Wrote episode "We're Off to Kill the Wizard" with his sister Summer, and individual episodes of The Fall Guy
The Fall Guy
and Hill Street Blues.[15][16] After appearing in the CBS
CBS
television film Kids Don't Tell (1985), Phoenix made his theatrical film debut in SpaceCamp
SpaceCamp
(1986) as Max, a 12-year-old who goes to Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
to learn about the NASA space program and undergoes amateur astronaut training.[13] He guest starred on the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
episode "A Very Happy Ending" in the same year, playing a child who blackmails a hitman (played by Robert Loggia) into to killing his father (John Aprea).[17] Phoenix's first starring role was in Russkies
Russkies
(1987), about a group of friends who unknowingly befriend a Russian soldier during the Cold War.[17] Phoenix then appeared in Ron Howard's comedy-drama Parenthood (1989, in which he played the withdrawn teenage nephew of Steve Martin's character.[18] The film was well received by critics and grossed $126 million worldwide.[19] Phoenix was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film for his performance in the film.[16] After establishing himself as a child actor, Phoenix decided to withdraw from acting for a while and travel to Mexico
Mexico
and South America with his father.[20] On October 31, 1993, three days after Phoenix's 19th birthday, his older brother River suffered a fatal drug overdose and died. The call Phoenix made to 911 seeking help for his brother was repeatedly played on radio and television. In response, Phoenix retreated from the public eye for about a year.[21] 1995–1999: Return to acting[edit] During the comeback portion of his career, Phoenix went back to his given name Joaquín and was often cast in supporting roles as conflicted, insecure characters with a dark side. In 1995, he co-starred in To Die For, as the disturbed young man Jimmy who gets seduced by Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) to commit murder. Directed by Gus Van Sant, the film was screened out of competition at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and became a financial and critical success, resulting in a domestic box office total of $21 million. New York Times critic Janet Maslin praised Phoenix's performance, writing "So pity poor Jimmy. Rivetingly played by Mr. Phoenix with a raw, anguished expressiveness that makes him an actor to watch for, Jimmy is both tempted and terrified by Suzanne's slick amorality. In that, he speaks for us all."[22][23][24] In 1997, Phoenix played a small-town troublemaker in Oliver Stone's U Turn, and a poor man in love with a rich woman in Inventing the Abbotts. The films were received with mostly mixed and negative reviews, respectively, and neither performed well at the box office.[25][26] The following year, Phoenix starred in Clay Pigeons
Clay Pigeons
(1998) as a young man in a small town who befriends a serial killer. Budgeted at $8 million,[27] the film became a box office flop, grossing only $1 million and was, like Phoenix's previous projects, not well received by critics.[28] In his next film, 8mm (1999), Phoenix co-starred as an adult video store employee who helps Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) penetrate the underworld of illegal pornography. The film turned out be a box office success, grossing $96 million worldwide,[29] but found few admirers among critics.[30] 2000–2005: Critical acclaim and commercial success[edit]

Phoenix in Cannes for The Yards
The Yards
in May 2000.

In 2000, Phoenix co-starred in three films. He made his first collaboration with director James Gray in The Yards. The film follows the corruption in the rail yards of Queens. Although failing to perform at the box office,[31] The Yards
The Yards
was received with positive reviews.[32] In his next film, Phoenix played emperor Commodus who killed his father and seized the throne in the historical epic film Gladiator. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
as the Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is reduced to slavery by Commodus and rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. The film was a massive financial and critical success, becoming one of the highest earning films of 2000, with a worldwide box office gross of $457 million[33] and received universal critical praise.[34] The film won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Picture.[35] For his performance, the critic Lisa Schwarzbaum described as "deliciously creepy perversity", Phoenix was nominated for the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and received his first nomination for the Academy Award
Academy Award
in the category of Best Supporting Actor. He and late brother River Phoenix
River Phoenix
became the first brothers to get nominated for acting Academy Awards. To this date, they are alone in holding this distinction.[4] Later, he portrayed the conflicted priest Abbé de Coulmier in Quills. Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, the film premiered in the United States at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2000 and was a modest art house success grossing a total of $17 million at the box office,[36] but it was received with critical praise,[37] eventually receiving three Academy Award nominations at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and The National Board of Review selected the film as its Best Film of 2000.[38] For his combined roles, Phoenix won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and the National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actor.[39] The following year, Phoenix starred in the satire film Buffalo Soldiers (2001) as a U.S. Army
U.S. Army
soldier. The world premiere was held at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
in early September. However, being a satire of the US military, the film's wider theatrical run was delayed by approximately two years because of the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
until it was released on July 25, 2003.[40] Although the film was a box office flop,[41] it was received with mostly positive reviews.[42] Famed critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
praised Phoenix for his "spot-on performance".[43] Phoenix was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.[44] Phoenix also starred in M. Night Shyamalan's science fiction thriller Signs (2002). The story focuses on a former Episcopal priest named Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) who discovers a series of crop circles in his cornfield. Hess slowly becomes convinced that the phenomena are a result of extraterrestrial life. The film was a massive financial success, grossing $408 million on its $72 million budget,[45] and was received with positive reviews.[46] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
critic Peter Travers praised Phoenix's performance, writing "Phoenix registers impressively, finding the humor and the pain in this lost boy".[47] In 2003, Phoenix played the irresolute husband of a superstar-skater in It's All About Love,[48] and voiced Kenai in the Disney
Disney
animated film, Brother Bear. The film grossed $250 million worldwide[49] and was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Animated Feature.[50] He was replaced by Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey
in the sequel Brother Bear
Brother Bear
2.[51] In 2004, Phoenix paired with Shyamalan again, playing a love struck farmer in The Village. It received mixed reviews[52] but was a financial success, grossing $256 million worldwide on its $60 million budget.[53] For his second film that year, Phoenix starred in the drama film Ladder 49
Ladder 49
as a Baltimore firefighter. The film earned $102 million at the box office[54] despite receiving generally mixed reviews.[55] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, praising the performances in the film.[56] Phoenix's final film of 2004 was Terry George's Hotel Rwanda, playing photographer Jack Daglish. The film was a moderate financial success[57] but was a critical success, receiving almost exclusively positive reviews from critics.[58] For his performance in the film, Phoenix was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture along with the cast.[59]

Phoenix being interviewed at the premiere of Walk the Line
Walk the Line
in 2005.

In 2005, Phoenix starred in the James Mangold
James Mangold
directed film Walk the Line, a Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
biopic, after Cash himself approved of Phoenix.[60] All of Cash's vocal tracks in the film and on the accompanying soundtrack are played and sung by Phoenix.[61] The film was released on November 18, 2005, eventually grossing $186 million.[62] Phoenix's performance received rave reviews from critics and it inspired film critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
to write, "Knowing Johnny Cash's albums more or less by heart, I closed my eyes to focus on the soundtrack and decided that, yes, that was the voice of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
I was listening to. The closing credits make it clear it's Joaquin Phoenix doing the singing, and I was gob-smacked".[63] For his portrayal of Johnny Cash, Phoenix was nominated for his second Academy Award, in the category of Best Actor as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. He won the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor  – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the film's soundtrack.[64][65][66] Earlier that year, he narrated Earthlings (2005), a documentary about the investigation of animal abuse in factory farms, pet mills and for scientific research. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the San Diego Film Festival
San Diego Film Festival
in 2005, for his work and contribution to Earthlings.[67] 2006–2010: Producing and self-imposed break[edit] In 2006, Phoenix was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[68] In 2007, Phoenix reunited with director James Gray for the film We Own the Night, which he also produced. In the film, Phoenix played a New York nightclub manager who tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. The film premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,[69] receiving mixed reviews from critics[70] and grossed a total of $54.5 million worldwide.[71] Critic Peter Travers
Peter Travers
described Phoenix as "electrifying and then some",[72] and he was awarded the People's Choice Award
People's Choice Award
for Favorite Leading Man for the performance.[73] For his second film of 2007, Phoenix also reunited with director Terry George for the film Reservation Road. In it, Phoenix played a father obsessed with finding out who killed his son in a hit-and-run accident. The film failed at the box office [74] and received negative reviews from critics,[75] with film critic Peter Travers writing "Even the best actors — and I'd rank Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo among their generation's finest — can't save a movie that aims for tragedy but stalls at soap opera." [76] Phoenix made his third collaboration with director James Gray in the film Two Lovers (2008), where he played a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. Two Lovers premiered in competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in May, receiving largely positive reviews,[77][78] especially Phoenix who was praised by film critics David Edelstein who wrote "He [Phoenix] is, once again, stupendous, and stupendous in a way he has never been before" and Roger Ebert describing his performance as "perfect pitch".[79][80] Two Lovers grossed $16 million worldwide.[81] Phoenix's mockumentary film I'm Still Here (2010)[82] premiered at the 67th Venice International Film Festival
67th Venice International Film Festival
on September 6, 2010. The film was directed by Phoenix's then brother-in-law Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
and was also written by Affleck and Phoenix himself. The film purports to follow the life of Phoenix, from the announcement of his retirement from acting, through his transition into a career as a hip hop artist.[83] Filming officially began on January 16, 2009 at a Las Vegas nightclub.[84] Throughout the filming period, Phoenix remained in character for public appearances, giving many the impression that he was genuinely pursuing a new career. Although widely suspected to be a "mockumentary," the fact that the events of the film had been deliberately staged was not disclosed until after the film had been released.[85] The film received mixed reviews[86] and failed at the box office.[87] After the releasing of the film, Phoenix took a self-imposed break from acting.[88] 2012–present: Comeback and critical acclaim[edit] In 2011, it was announced that Phoenix would return to acting in Paul Thomas Anderson's drama film The Master (2012). Phoenix played Freddie Quell, a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II
World War II
veteran from Lynn, Massachusetts struggling to adjust to a post-war society.[89] The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
where Phoenix won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.[90] The art house film only grossed $28 million[91] but was received with universal critical acclaim, with the acting performances receiving high praise, especially Phoenix's.[92] Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
gave Phoenix high praise stating "Joaquin Phoenix in the performance of his career. Phoenix wears the role like a second skin; he's a volcano in full eruption. You can't take your eyes off him."[93] His performance was publicly lauded by fellow actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
and Robert Duvall.[94][95][96] Phoenix received his third Academy Award nomination, his second for Best Actor,[97] as well as nominations for the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and BAFTA Award for Best Actor.[98][99]

The cast of Her at the New York Film Festival
New York Film Festival
in 2013.

In 2013, Phoenix starred in romantic science fiction comedy-drama film Her directed by Spike Jonze. In it, Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly, a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. It had its premiere at the New York Film Festival
New York Film Festival
on October 12, 2013.[100] Her had a worldwide gross of $47 million[101] and received widespread critical acclaim, along with Phoenix's performance.[102] Film critics Manohla Dargis and David Edelstein agreed that no other actor could've done the role but Phoenix, stating "'Her' is even harder to imagine without Mr. Phoenix, an actor who excels at exquisite isolation" and "It’s hard to imagine someone more affecting than Phoenix in the role" respectively,[103][104][105] and Phoenix received his fourth nomination for the Golden Globe Award.[106] The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.[107] Also in 2013, Phoenix collaborated with director James Gray for the fourth time in the drama film The Immigrant. He starred as Bruno Weiss, a pimp who prostitutes Polish immigrant Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and ends up falling for her. It was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival[108] as well as at the 2013 New York Film Festival.[109] The film was released in the United States on May 16, 2014.[110] The Immigrant was not successful at the box office[111] but received positive reviews from critics.[112]

Phoenix at the New York Film Festival
New York Film Festival
in 2014.

In 2014, Phoenix reunited with director Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
for the crime comedy-drama film Inherent Vice, the first adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon
Thomas Pynchon
book. Phoenix played the role of Doc, a private investigator and hippie/dope head trying to help his ex-girlfriend solve a crime.[113] Inherent Vice premiered as the centerpiece at the New York Film Festival
New York Film Festival
on October 4, 2014[114] and went nationwide on January 9, 2015.[115] It was met with mostly positive reviews with many critics praising the film for its acting performances, while some were frustrated by its complicated plot,[116] however it only grossed $11.1 million at the box office.[117] Phoenix was nominated for his fifth Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for his performance.[65] Phoenix starred in the 2015 mystery comedy-drama Irrational Man. Directed by Woody Allen, the film was screened out of competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, received mixed to positive reviews,[118] and began a theatrical release on July 17, 2015.[119] Phoenix narrated his second documentary for Nation Earth about animal rights called Unity (2015). It was released on August 12, 2015.[120]

Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
and Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
at the press conference of Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot at Berlinale 2018

Phoenix starred as Joe, a former FBI agent and Gulf War
Gulf War
veteran suffering from PTSD
PTSD
in the Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
thriller You Were Never Really Here (2017), written and directed by Lynne Ramsay. The film had its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received critical acclaim and won Phoenix the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor [121][122][123] The film received its US release on April 6, 2018. Many critics agreed the performance of Joe to be one of the his best to date, with Justin Chang of The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times describing it "..the most rivetingly contained performance of his career."[124] Upcoming films[edit] Phoenix will star as Jesus
Jesus
in the biographical film Mary Magdalene, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Garth Davis.[125] He will co-star in Jacques Audiard's English language debut in the adaptation of Patrick deWitt's historical novel, The Sisters Brothers.[126] Phoenix will portray cartoonist John Callahan in the biopic Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, which will reunite him with director Gus Van Sant.[127][128] He is attached to reunite with Casey Affleck in the upcoming Western film Far Bright Star.[129] Directing[edit] He has directed music videos for Ringside,[130] She Wants Revenge,[131] People in Planes,[132] Arckid,[133] Albert Hammond Jr.[134] and Silversun Pickups.[135] Producing[edit] 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."[136] He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. In music, he was said to have produced the opening track for Pusha T's My Name Is My Name
My Name Is My Name
album alongside Kanye West. The track is called "King Push". Phoenix then denied in a statement to XXL having produced the record, saying "While it was widely reported that Pusha T
Pusha T
used my beat and that I produced his song, I can't take any credit. A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye [West]'s camp.".[137] He is set to produce a documentary about LGBT
LGBT
teenagers on summer camp.[138] Personal life[edit] Since 2006, he has been living on top of the Hollywood Hills.[139] In early April 2005, Phoenix checked into rehab to be treated for alcoholism.[140] On January 26, 2006, while driving down a winding canyon road in Hollywood, Phoenix ran off the road and rolled his car. The crash was reportedly caused by brake failure. Shaken and confused, Phoenix heard a tapping on his window and a voice say, "Just relax." Unable to see the man, Phoenix replied, "I'm fine. I am relaxed." The man replied, "No, you're not," and stopped Phoenix from lighting a cigarette while gasoline was leaking into the car cabin. Phoenix then realized that the man was famed German film director Werner Herzog. While Herzog helped Phoenix out of the wreckage by breaking the back window of the car, bystanders phoned for an ambulance. Phoenix approached Herzog to express gratitude, but Herzog downplayed his heroism and returned to his home nearby.[141][142] Phoenix unexpectedly announced in late 2008 that he had retired from acting to pursue a rapping career, and that the forthcoming Two Lovers would be his last film. On February 11, 2009, Phoenix appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
to promote Two Lovers. He seemed incoherent and was largely unresponsive towards David Letterman's questions about the film and his career plans.[143][144][145] Phoenix appeared on Late Show again on September 22, 2010, and revealed that his "retirement" and eccentric behavior were for a mockumentary, I'm Still Here (2010), that he and Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
were filming. In October 2012, Phoenix proclaimed the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
to be "bullshit". He later gave an interview amending his earlier comments and acknowledging that the Oscars provide an important platform for many deserving filmmakers.[146][147] He added more to the topic while on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
in 2015, saying that he is uncomfortable receiving accolades for his work in films when he considers the filmmaking process to be a collaborative one.[148] Relationships[edit] Phoenix dated his Inventing the Abbotts
Inventing the Abbotts
co-star Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
from 1995 to 1998,[149] and South-African model Topaz Page-Green from 2001 to 2005.[150] He was in a relationship with DJ Allie Teilz
Allie Teilz
from late 2013 to early 2015.[151][152] Since late 2016, he has been dating actress Rooney Mara.[153][154] He currently resides in the Hollywood Hills with Mara.[155] Social activism[edit] Phoenix has long been a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations, notably Amnesty International, The Art of Elysium, HEART, and the Peace Alliance (which campaigns for a United States Department of Peace).[5] Phoenix is also on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to students of township schools in Soweto, South Africa, which was founded by his ex-girlfriend, South African Topaz Page-Green.[156] Politics[edit] Phoenix endorsed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
of Vermont
Vermont
for President of the United States during the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[157] Animal rights
Animal rights
activism[edit] Phoenix is widely known for his animal rights advocacy. He is vegan. Throughout the years, he has collaborated with animal rights organizations to spread awareness about animal abuse and to promote veganism. Phoenix is a member of In Defense of Animals
In Defense of Animals
and PETA
PETA
and has campaigned for both.[5][6] He does not wear any clothes made out of animal skin. In his films, he requests that the leather costumes be made from synthetic materials.[158] For Nation Earth he narrated Earthlings (2005), a documentary about the investigation of animal abuse in factory farms, pet mills and for scientific research. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the San Diego Film Festival in 2005, for his work and contribution to Earthlings.[67] He narrated his second documentary for Nation Earth called Unity (2015), along with other famous celebrity vegans such as actress Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
and comedian Ellen DeGeneres.[120] He has helped spread awareness about retail corporation Walmart
Walmart
and their alleged support of pig cruelty and China's brutal dog-leather industry.[159][160] In 2013, he starred in a PETA
PETA
short film that promoted veganism, showing Phoenix "drowning" as he narrates, "In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land. Put yourself in their place. Try to relate." ABC refused to air the film during the Academy Awards broadcast, citing the ad's controversial nature.[161] In 2016, Phoenix starred in a campaign shoot, taking a stand against wool for PETA.[162] In 2017, he executive-produced the documentary What the Health, which premiered on 16 June 2017 on Netflix. The film claims to "expose the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick".[163] Filmography[edit] Main article: Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
filmography Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Joaquin Phoenix See also[edit]

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
portal Film portal

List of Puerto Ricans List of Puerto Rican Academy Award
Academy Award
winners and nominees List of vegans Earthlings

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ In his childhood he went by the name Leaf Rafael Phoenix from 1979 to 1989. At age 15, he adopted "Joaquín Rafael Phoenix" as his given name.[1][2]

Citations[edit]

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Awards for Joaquin Phoenix

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Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award

1946-1975

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1946) Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
(1949) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1951) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1952) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1953) Spencer Tracy/cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) John Kitzmiller
John Kitzmiller
(1957) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1958) Bradford Dillman/Dean Stockwell/ Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1959) Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins
(1961) Dean Stockwell/Jason Robards/Ralph Richardson/ Murray Melvin
Murray Melvin
(1962) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1963) Antal Páger/ Saro Urzì
Saro Urzì
(1964) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
(1965) Per Oscarsson
Per Oscarsson
(1966) Oded Kotler
Oded Kotler
(1967) Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
(1969) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1970) Riccardo Cucciolla
Riccardo Cucciolla
(1971) Jean Yanne (1972) Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Vittorio Gassman
Vittorio Gassman
(1975)

1976-2000

José Luis Gómez
José Luis Gómez
(1976) Fernando Rey
Fernando Rey
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
(1980) Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
(1981) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1982) Gian Maria Volontè
Gian Maria Volontè
(1983) Alfredo Landa/ Francisco Rabal
Francisco Rabal
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Michel Blanc/ Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1987) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(1988) James Spader
James Spader
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) John Turturro
John Turturro
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ge You (1994) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1995) Pascal Duquenne/ Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(1996) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1997) Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan
(1998) Emmanuel Schotte (1999) Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Tony Leung Chiu-wai
(2000)

2001-present

Benoît Magimel
Benoît Magimel
(2001) Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
(2002) Muzaffer Ozdemir/Emin Toprak (2003) Yūya Yagira (2004) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(2005) Jamel Debbouze/Samy Naceri/Roschdy Zem/Sami Bouajila/Bernard Blancan (2006) Konstantin Lavronenko (2007) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Javier Bardem/ Elio Germano
Elio Germano
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Vincent Lindon
Vincent Lindon
(2015) Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini
(2016) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
/ Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1997) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1950–1975

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1950) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1951) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1952) David Niven
David Niven
(1953) James Mason
James Mason
(1954) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1955) Mario Moreno (1956) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1957) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1958) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1959) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1960) Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(1961) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1962) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1966) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1967) Ron Moody
Ron Moody
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1970) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1972) George Segal
George Segal
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
/ George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
(1980) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1983) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2000)

2001–present

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2008) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2009) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2012) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2016) James Franco
James Franco
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
/ Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
/ Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2000) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
/ Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
/ Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2014) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2015) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actor

John Williams (1954) Charles Bickford
Charles Bickford
(1955) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1956) Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
(1957) Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) George Peppard
George Peppard
(1960) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1961) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1964) Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
(1965) Robert Shaw (1966) Paul Ford
Paul Ford
(1967) Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(1968) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1969) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
/ Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Holger Löwenadler
Holger Löwenadler
(1974) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1975) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1977) Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
(1978) Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(1979) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Robert Preston (1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1988) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1992) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(1993) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(1999) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal
(2005) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2006) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2007) Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2012) Will Forte
Will Forte
(2013) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Volpi Cup for Best Actor

1934–68

Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
(1934) Pierre Blanchar
Pierre Blanchar
(1935) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1936) Emil Jannings
Emil Jannings
(1937) Leslie Howard (1938) Ermete Zacconi
Ermete Zacconi
(1941) Fosco Giachetti
Fosco Giachetti
(1942) Pierre Fresnay
Pierre Fresnay
(1947) Ernst Deutsch
Ernst Deutsch
(1948) Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
(1949) Sam Jaffe
Sam Jaffe
(1950) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1951) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1952) Henri Vilbert (1953) Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1954) Curd Jürgens/ Kenneth More
Kenneth More
(1955) Bourvil
Bourvil
(1956) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1957) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1958) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1959) John Mills
John Mills
(1960) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1961) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1962) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1963) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1964) Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(1965) Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin
(1966) Ljubiša Samardžić
Ljubiša Samardžić
(1967) John Marley (1968)

1983–2000

Guy Boyd/George Dzundza/David Alan Grier/Mitchell Lichtenstein/Matthew Modine/Michael Wright (1983) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(1984) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1985) Carlo Delle Piane
Carlo Delle Piane
(1986) Hugh Grant/ James Wilby (1987) Don Ameche/ Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1988) Marcello Mastroianni/ Massimo Troisi
Massimo Troisi
(1989) Oleg Borisov
Oleg Borisov
(1990) River Phoenix
River Phoenix
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Fabrizio Bentivoglio/ Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Xia Yu/ Roberto Citran
Roberto Citran
(1994) Götz George/ Ian Hart (1995) Liam Neeson/ Chris Penn
Chris Penn
(1996) Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
(1997) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(1998) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000)

2001–present

Luigi Lo Cascio
Luigi Lo Cascio
(2001) Stefano Accorsi
Stefano Accorsi
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2004) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2005) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2006) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2007) Silvio Orlando
Silvio Orlando
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Philip Seymour Hoffman/ Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Themis Panou (2013) Adam Driver
Adam Driver
(2014) Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
(2015) Oscar Martínez (2016) Kamel El Basha (2017)

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