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Joaquin Phoenix


Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California, is of mostly British Isles ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 107 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gladiator
Gladiator Commodus
(2000)
Her
Her Theodore
(2013)
Walk the Line
Walk the Line John R. Cash
(2005)
The Master
The Master Freddie Quell
(2012)

Filmography

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 2018 The Sisters Brothers (pre-production)
Eli Sisters
  Far Bright Star (announced)
Napoleon Childs
 2013 Her
Theodore
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Freddie Quell
 2003 Brother Bear
Kenai (voice)
 2000 Quills
Coulmier
 1991 Walking the Dog (Short)
 1989 Parenthood
Garry (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
Billy Hercules
- Little Hercules (1989) ... Billy Hercules (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1989 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Kyle Cleaver
- Still the New Leave It to Beaver (1989) ... Kyle Cleaver (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1988 Secret Witness (TV Movie)
Drew Blackburn (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1987 Russkies
Danny (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 SpaceCamp
Max (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Doug Roberts
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Good Expectations (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Doug Roberts (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pagey Fisher
- A Very Happy Ending (1986) ... Pagey Fisher (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1985 Anything for Love (TV Movie)
Timmy Bailey (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1985 Kids Don't Tell (TV Movie)
Frankie (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Billy Donovan
- We're Off to Kill the Wizard (1984) ... Billy Donovan (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Daniel
- The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall (1984) ... Daniel (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Kid
- Terror U. (1984) ... Kid (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Robby Ellsworth
- Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984) ... Robby Ellsworth (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1983 Mr. Smith (TV Series)
- Mr. Smith Goes Public (1983) ... (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1983 Six Pack (TV Movie)
Tad Akins (as Leaf Phoenix)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Travis
- Christmas Song (1982) ... Travis (as Leaf Phoenix)
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Other Works:

Director music video "If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" by People in Planes See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 24 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leaf Phoenix

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on acting being his biggest challenge] Acting. I'm one of those actors who likes to stay in character between takes. I drive other actors crazy but, to me, the most important thing when I'm making a film is that the character takes precedence. I become obsessed with whoever I'm playing. I want to explore the character as completely as I can. The moment an actor becomes satisfied with themselves,... See more »

Trivia:

Often brings his mother or any of his three sisters as his date to movie premieres or award shows. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays emotionally and mentally troubled characters See more »

Nickname:

Leaf See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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