Joaquin Phoenix

Actor and Musician
Born Oct 28, 1974

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix /hwɑːˈkiːn ˈfiːnɪks/;, formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is an American film actor. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and his family returned to the continental United States four years later. Phoenix is from a family of performers, including his older brother, the late River Phoenix.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born on October 28, 1974.
1978 3 Years Old His parents eventually became disenchanted with the Children of God; they made the decision to leave the group and returned to the U.S. in 1978. … Read More
1985 10 Years Old …  In 1985, he appeared with in the CBS television movie Kids Don't Tell. … Read More


1993 18 Years Old Three days after Joaquin's 19th birthday, Joaquín's older brother River suffered a fatal drug overdose on October 31, 1993.


1995 - 1997 3 More Events
2000 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Phoenix co-starred in three films. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  However, being a satire of the US military, the film's wider theatrical run was delayed by approximately two years because of the September 11 attacks until it was released on July 25, 2003. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Phoenix paired with Shyamalan again, playing a love struck farmer in The Village. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Phoenix starred in the James Mangold directed film Walk the Line, a Johnny Cash biopic, after Cash himself approved of Phoenix. … Read More
2006 31 Years Old In 2006, Phoenix was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2007 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Phoenix reunited with director James Gray for the film We Own the Night, which he also produced. … Read More
2008 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 36 Years Old In 2011, it was announced that Phoenix would return to acting in Paul Thomas Anderson's drama film The Master (2012). … Read More
2012 37 Years Old He had a year-long relationship with model Heather Christie in 2012.
In 2013, Phoenix starred in romantic science fiction comedy-drama film Her directed by Spike Jonze. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old In 2014, Phoenix reunited with director Paul Thomas Anderson for the crime comedy-drama film Inherent Vice, the first adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon book. … Read More


Phoenix starred in the 2015 mystery comedy-drama Irrational Man. … Read More
2016 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 11, 2016, it was confirmed that Phoenix will star in the upcoming thriller You Were Never Really Here, to be directed by Lynne Ramsay. … Read More
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