Actor, music video director, producer, musician, social activist
Source Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
(formerly credited as
), is a Puerto Rican-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
), Freddie Quell in
), and Arthur Fleck/Joker in
), the 3rd which he won.
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.
He is currently in talks to play
Captain Hook in the upcoming film.
Peter Pan and Wendy
Joaquin Phoenix behind the scenes of
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 2012 Toronto International Film Fest.
Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globes in January 2014.
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.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 2019 Independent Film Spirit Awards.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 76th annual Venice Film Fest in September 2019.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 2019 Toronto International Film Fest.
Joaquin Phoenix attending the 57th annual New York Film Fest in October 2019.
Joaquin Phoenix speaks onstage at the 77th annual Golden Globes in January 2020.
Joaquin Phoenix poses in the Pressroom at the 92nd annual Academy Awards in February 2020.
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.
He was considered for the role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. However, Ewan McGregor was cast at the end.