Actor, music video director, producer, musician, social activist
Source Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
(formerly credited as
), is an American actor, music video director, producer, musician, and social activist who is well known for his roles as
epic historical drama film,
, which earned him an
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
nomination. He also earned an
Academy Award for Best Actor
nomination for his roles as Johnny Cash in
Walk the Line
) and as Freddie Quell in
Disney, he voiced Kenai in the 2003 animated film, , and portrayed Merrill Hess in the Brother Bear 2002 Touchstone Pictures film, , Jack Morrison in Signs Ladder 49, and Lucias Hunt in .
He is the younger brother of the late actor River Phoenix and actress Rain Phoenix and older brother of actresses Summer Phoenix and Liberty Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix behind the scenes of
Joaquin Phoenix and
attending the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in January 2013.
Joaquin Phoenix visiting
Jimmy Kimmel Live in March 2015.
Joaquin Phoenix with his sisters Summer, Liberty, and Rain and their mother Arlyn attending the 35th Annual PETA party in September 2015.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Joaquin Phoenix at the 2018 Toronto International Film Fest.
Phoenix was considered to play Syndrome in before The Incredibles Jason Lee was chosen.
Phoenix was replaced by Patrick Dempsey for playing Kenai in the sequel to Brother Bear due to Phoenix having scheduling conflicts. Both Phoenix and Dempsey share Kenai as their only voice acting role to date.
Contrary to popular belief, the scar on his upper lip is not the result of a repaired cleft lip or palate. It's simply a birthmark. Phoenix has stated in interviews that when his mother was pregnant with him, she felt a sharp pain one day, and he was born with a mark on his lip.