Full Name: Joaquin Rafael Bottom
Why Famous: A member of the famous Phoenix family, including brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix, he has received international acclaim for films such as To Die For (2005), Quills (2000) and Gladiator (2000).
He has received Academy Award nominations for his role in Walk the Line (2005) where he portrayed Johnny Cash, and for his role as a World War II veteran in the Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master (2012). Other notable roles include Signs (2002), Inherent Vice (2014) and The Village (2004).
Aside from acting Phoenix is also a producer and activist, particularly for animal rights.
- 2000-05-01 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)
- 2019-09-07 "The Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
- 2019-11-18 "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix is the 1st R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide
- 2020-02-02 73rd British Film awards (BAFTAS): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix best actors
- 2020-02-09 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger