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Joaquin Phoenix

American film actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born Joaquin Rafael Bottom has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows. Phoenix recorded an album, the soundtrack to “Walk the Line”. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix's first acting jobs were guest appearances on two television shows with his brother River in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Backwards: The Riddle Of Dyslexia (1984). He made his big-screen debut in Space Camp (1986), playing the role of Max, after starring in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A very happy ending" the same year. His first starring role was in Russkies (1987). He later co-starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (1989), in which he was credited as Leaf Phoenix. Phoenix served as one of the executive producers of a television show called 4Real, a half-hour series which showcase celebrity guests on global adventures "in order to connect with young leaders who are creating social and economic change." He is also listed as a producer on the movie We Own the Night. He has directed music videos for the following bands: Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond Jr., and Silversun Pickups.

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Oct 28, 1974 In San Juan, Puerto Rico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Golden Globe Awards 1944-01-20
Latest Project:
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot 2018-04-04
Known For
Poster of Irrational Man
Poster of The Master
Poster of Im Feuer
Poster of Quills - Macht der Besessenheit
Movie Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan 2018-04-04
Movie Maria Magdalena Jesus 2018-03-15
Movie Irrational Man Abe 2015-07-17
Movie Unity Himself - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Movie Inherent Vice - Natürliche Mängel Larry "Doc" Sportello 2014-12-25
Movie Back Beyond Freddie Quell 2013-02-26
Movie Her Theodore 2013-12-18
Movie The Immigrant Bruno Weiss 2013-07-03
Movie The Master Freddie Quell 2012-09-07
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Two Lovers Leonard 2008-11-19
Movie Helden der Nacht Bobby Green 2007-05-25
Movie Ein einziger Augenblick Ethan Learner 2007-09-13
Movie Earthlings Himself 2005-09-24
Movie Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator Himself 2005-06-07
Movie Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2005-09-13
Movie Hotel Ruanda Jack Daglish 2004-09-11
Movie The Village - Das Dorf Lucius Hunt 2004-07-30
Movie Im Feuer Jack Morrison 2004-10-01
Movie It's All About Love John 2003-01-10
Movie Bärenbrüder Kenai (voice) 2003-10-23
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Signs - Zeichen Merrill Hess 2002-08-02
Movie Army Go Home! Ray Elwood 2001-09-08
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Series Living with Lydia Jimmy Emmett 2001-11-08
Movie The Yards - Im Hinterhof der Macht Willie Gutierrez 2000-04-27
Movie Gladiator Commodus 2000-05-01
Movie Quills - Macht der Besessenheit The Abbe du Coulmier 2000-11-22
Movie 8MM - Acht Millimeter Max California 1999-02-26
Movie Clay Pigeons – Lebende Ziele Clay Bidwell 1998-09-25
Movie Die Abbotts - Wenn Haß die Liebe tötet Doug Holt 1997-04-04
Movie U-Turn – Kein Weg zurück Toby N. Tucker 1997-10-03
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Eine Wahnsinnsfamilie Garry Buckman-Lampkin 1989-07-31
Movie Russkies Danny 1987-11-06
Series Morningstar/Eveningstar Doug Roberts 1986-03-25
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Series Ein Colt für alle Fälle Boy 1983-03-08
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series The New Leave It to Beaver Kyle Cleaver 1983-03-19
Series Polizeirevier Hill Street Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Duplessis Max 1978-02-08
Movie Der Untermieter Travis 1977-11-30
Series Live from Lincoln Center Lewis McBride 1976-01-30
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20