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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix young

Birth Date

October 28, 1974


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 8 in | 173 cm

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81 kg | 180 lbs


38 in | 96.5 cm

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU


35 in | 89 cm

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Joaquin Phoenix was born in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, on October 28, 1974, is an American actor. Young Joaquin Phoenix began his acting career as a child actor in television shows, with his brother River Phoenix. He made his film debut in CBS television drama movie Kids Don't Tell (1985) in role as Frankie. He made his big screen debut in space adventure movie SpaceCamp (1986) in role as Max Graham. Joaquin's breakthrough role came as Commodus in epic historical drama film Gladiator (2000) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performances as Johnny Cash in biographical drama film Walk the Line (2005) and as Freddie Quell in drama film The Master (2012).

U Turn (1997) neo-noir crime thriller opposite Jennifer Lopez and Sean Penn

The Yards (2000) thriller drama with Charlize Theron, Faye Dunaway and Mark Wahlberg

Hotel Rwanda (2004) historical drama with Don Cheadle and Nick Nolte

We Own the Night (2007) crime drama with Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes

Quills (2000) drama with Kate Winslet and Michael Caine

To Die For (1995) comedy drama with Nicole Kidman and Casey Affleck

Signs (2002) drama mystery opposite Mel Gibson

Reservation Road (2007) drama crime with Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Connelly

Two Lovers (2008) romantic drama with Gwyneth Paltrow

Her (2013) romantic science fiction drama with Rooney Mara and Amy Adams

Buffalo Soldiers (2001) drama crime with Ed Harris and Anna Paquin

Return to Paradise (1998) drama thriller with Vince Vaughn and Vera Farmiga

Irrational Man (2015) crime mystery drama directed by Woody Allen

Inherent Vice (2014) neo-noir comedy drama with Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon

You Were Never Really Here (2017) psychological thriller crime drama in role as Joe

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) comedy drama opposite Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara

The Sisters Brothers (2018) drama crime opposite John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal

Joker (2019) crime drama thriller in role as Arthur Fleck / Joker


He is a strict vegan.

He is a spokesperson for PETA.

Owns two cats.

Friends with Matt Damon, Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves.

Was friends with Heath Ledger.

He dated Liv Tyler (1995-1998), South-African model Topaz Page-Green (2001-2005) and DJ Allie Teilz (2013-2015).

He started dating actress Rooney Mara in 2016.

Lives in Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.


Acting is real important to me. I love it, and it's something I care about.

My music is going to be true. I'm not out to sell records. I'm experiencing something, and it's what I feel.

I don't walk around like I'm a movie star because I don't think of myself as a movie star. People usually don't even notice me.

My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.

I don't know a single person in life that doesn't have conflict.

I don't spend most of my life in front of the media.

No, I don't want to talk about River. I have nothing to say about it that I would want to be public.

There was a time when I read a script and I just got excited about the possibilities.

I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all.