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Joaquin Phoenix: Movies, Joker, Net Worth, Biography & More

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October 28, 1974

Joaquin Phoenix (born on October 28, 1974) is an American actor who has made a name for himself in the world of Hollywood. His career began at a young age and he has since gone on to amass a wealth of awards and accolades for his work. He is known for taking on challenging roles that are often risky yet successful. His performances, both past, and present, have been praised by critics all over the world.

Early Life

Joaquin Phoenix, an American actor born in Puerto Rico to parents from the United States, has had a remarkable career in film and television. Growing up as the middle child of five siblings, Phoenix was raised by his parents John and Arlyn Bottom--who were members of the Children of God cult. His early life is filled with stories of adventure and resilience as he moved around frequently both within the United States and abroad.

Joaquin Phoenix

At a young age, Phoenix’s family relocated to Caracas, Venezuela where they lived for three years before moving on to Quito, Ecuador. He began his acting career at age eight when he appeared in the television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Breakthrough Role

Joaquin Phoenix has diverse roles and Academy Award-winning performances. He has played a variety of characters in films, from a drug-addicted soldier to the iconic Joker. But Phoenix’s most significant breakthrough role was arguably Gladiator in 2000. The epic drama, directed by Ridley Scott and co-starring Russell Crowe, earned numerous awards including five Oscars. As the heroic Maximus Decimus Meridius, Phoenix delivered a powerful performance that showcased his talent as an actor and made him one of Hollywood's leading actors almost overnight.

His portrayal of Maximus was not just praised by critics; it resonated deeply with audiences worldwide who rooted for his character’s redemption until the very end. This role catapulted Joaquin Phoenix into stardom and cemented his place in Hollywood history.

Notable Films: Joker, Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix's career spans more than three decades. From his early days in the 1980s, he has been a familiar face in Hollywood, appearing in many noteworthy films. Two of his most notable roles were as Arthur Fleck/Joker in 2019’s Joker and Johnny Cash in 2005’s Walk the Line.

Joaquin Phoenix Joker

In Joker, Phoenix plays a struggling stand-up comedian who descends into madness and becomes an infamous criminal mastermind. The performance earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Actor—making Phoenix the first actor to win for playing the Joker character. Similarly lauded was his portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line; Phoenix’s performance earned him a Golden Globe award and multiple nominations from other awards organizations.

Awards and Accolades

Joaquin Phoenix has been marked by numerous awards and accolades. His most prestigious recognition to date is his Academy Award for Best Actor, which he won in 2020 for his role as the titular character in the film Joker.

The Golden Globe Awards have also honored the talented actor’s work multiple times. In 2020, Joaquin Phoenix earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Joker, and again in 2021 when he was awarded with Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his part as Jesus Christ in The Master.

Phoenix's other notable Golden Globe wins include Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Gladiator) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Rescue Me).


In conclusion, Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor that has risen to the upper echelons of acting. His performances are acclaimed as some of the best of modern times and he has a diverse range of roles in which he excels. Joaquin Phoenix is an actor who will go down in history for his talent, dedication, and commitment to giving stunning performances that stay with viewers long after the credits roll.

Full NameJoaquin Rafael Bottom
NicknameJoaq, Leaf
Date of BirthOctober 28, 1974
Age Years
BirthplaceRío Piedras district of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Home TownSan Juan
ReligionSecular Jew
Educational Qualification-
SchoolHome Schooled
Township schools in Soweto of South Africa
College/ University-
Zodiac SignScorpio ♏
ProfessionActor, Producer, Musician, Activist
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight78 kg (178 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorGreen
ColorBlood orange, Quince
ActorJosh Brolin
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherJohn Lee Bottom
MotherArlyn Phoenix
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Rooney Mara (2016–Present)
Son(s)River Phoenix
Brother(s)River Bottom (Late), Rain Bottom, Liberty Bottom, Summer Bottom
Sister(s)Jodean Bottom (Half-Sister)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Musician, Activist
Net Worth$60 Million
Famous forStarring as Joker
DebutKids Don’t Tell (1985)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Academy Awards,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards,
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
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SignatureJoaquin Phoenix Autograph

Movie List

Joker: Folie à Deux
[ 2024 (Upcoming) ]
Disappointment Blvd.
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
C'mon C'mon
[ 2021 ]
Guardians of Life
[ 2020 ]
[ 2019 ]
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
[ 2018 ]
Mary Magdalene
[ 2018 ]
[ 2018 ]
The Sisters Brothers
[ 2018 ]
[ 2018 ]
You Were Never Really Here
[ 2017 ]
Irrational Man
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
Inherent Vice
[ 2014 ]
The Immigrant
[ 2013 ]
[ 2013 ]
The Master
[ 2012 ]
I'm Still Here
[ 2010 ]
Two Lovers
[ 2008 ]
We Own the Night
[ 2007 ]
Reservation Road
[ 2007 ]
[ 2005 ]
Walk the Line
[ 2005 ]
The Village
[ 2004 ]
Hotel Rwanda
[ 2004 ]
Ladder 49
[ 2004 ]
It's All About Love
[ 2003 ]
Brother Bear
[ 2003 ]
[ 2002 ]
Buffalo Soldiers
[ 2001 ]
The Yards
[ 2000 ]
[ 2000 ]
[ 2000 ]
[ 1999 ]
Return to Paradise
[ 1998 ]
Clay Pigeons
[ 1998 ]
Inventing the Abbotts
[ 1997 ]
U Turn
[ 1997 ]
To Die For
[ 1995 ]
[ 1989 ]
[ 1987 ]
[ 1986 ]
Kids Don't Tell
[ 1985 ]

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