Joaquin Phoenix

28 Oct 1974

Actor, Producer, Writer

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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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Arthur Fleck · Joker)
(movie, 2018)
···The Sisters Brothers
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Charlie Sisters)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as John Callahan)
(movie, 2018)
···Mary Magdalene
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Jesus)
(movie, 2017)
···You Were Never Really Here
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joe)
(movie, 2015)
···Irrational Man
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Role: Actor (as Abe)
(movie, 2014)
···Inherent Vice
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Larry "Doc" Sportello)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Drama
Role: Actor (as Theodore Twombly)
(movie, 2013)
···The Immigrant
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bruno Weiss)
(movie, 2012)
···The Master
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Freddie Quell)
(movie, 2010)
···I'm Still Here
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Two Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Leonard)
(movie, 2007)
···Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ethan Learner)
(movie, 2007)
···We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joseph)
(movie, 2005)
7.8Walk the Line
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Johnny Cash)
(movie, 2004)
···Ladder 49
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Morrison)
(movie, 2004)
···Hotel Rwanda
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Jack Daglish)
(movie, 2004)
7.1The Village
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lucius Hunt)
(movie, 2003)
···Brother Bear
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Kenai (voice))
(movie, 2003)
···It's All About Love
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as John)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Merrill Hess)
(movie, 2001)
···Buffalo Soldiers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Ray Elwood)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Commodus)
(movie, 2000)
···The Yards
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Willie Gutierrez)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Max California)
(movie, 1998)
···Clay Pigeons
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clay Bidwell)
(movie, 1998)
···Return to Paradise
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lewis McBride)
(movie, 1997)
···U Turn
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Toby N. Tucker)
(movie, 1997)
···Inventing the Abbotts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Doug Holt)
(movie, 1995)
···To Die For
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Emmett)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Garry Buckman-Lampkin)
(movie, 1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Danny)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Max)