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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix joined his co-star Reese Witherspoon picking up a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk in The Line."
 
When getting a Golden Globe said, "Whoever thought I would ever win in the comedy/musical category?,"
 
Joaquin was in a car accident in January 2006, when his brakes failed.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I don't walk around like I'm a movie star because I don't think of myself as a movie star. People usually don't even notice me.
 
For his movie Ladder 49, Joaquin spent some time living in a firehouse and doing all the training the firefighters did.
 
Joaquin has been homeschooled throughout his childhood.
 
M. Night Shyamalan: Other actors hand you their performance. Joaquin makes you come to him. It's all there, but you have to search for it, inside his eyes.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I'm vomiting days before I start shooting a new movie.
 
Joaquin has a tattoo of a circle on his arm.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: When I first heard about [To Die For], I thought, what a terrible idea — a teacher seduces this kid and he kills her husband? That's awful.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I just have high expectations. Every time I see a movie I'm in, I go, 'F*** it! That scene was supposed to be good, and it's terrible
 
After taking a break from acting, Joaquin was thrust into the limelight when his brother overdosed on drugs at The Viper Room, a nightclub in Los Angeles; Joaquin was the one who called 9-1-1.
 
Joaquin over came his fear of heights during the making of Ladder 49.
 
In 2000, Joaquin won the Best Supporting Actor award for his appearance in Gladiator at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.
 
In 2000, Joaquin was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Academy Awards for his appearance in Gladiator.
 
In 2000, Joaquin was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the British Academy Awards for his appearance in Gladiator.
 
Joaquin appeared in a TV commercial for PETA in 1998.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: As I'm reading a script, I start to see the character. I always seem to do something to my hair. A lot of stuff I do for a part, people don't even notice, but I notice, and it makes the character whole for me.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I don't know why I always get to play these guys who have few redeeming features. But don't knock it. Villains are much more fun.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: My significant other right now is myself, which is what happens when you suffer from multiple personality disorder and self-obsession.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I don't have the slightest desire to speak about my dead brother. It gets on my nerves to always be compared with him. My brother was a magnificent person and an outstanding actor.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: After River's death, I felt like I was in an altered state. It took me over a year to get my life back.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: When I go out with the ladies, I don't force them to pronounce my name. I tell them I like to go by the nickname of Kitten.
 
Joaquin did his own vocals on the Walk the Line soundtrack.
 
Joaquin checked himself into rehab to be treated for alcoholism in early April 2005.
 
Joaquin shares a birthday with actress Julia Roberts.
 
Joaquin speaks Spanish fluently.
 
Contrary to popular belief, the scar on Joaquin's lip is not the result of a repaired cleft lip or palate. It is simply a birth mark. He has stated that while pregnant with him, his mother felt a sharp pain one day, and he was born with the mark.
 
Joaquin is a spokesperson for PETA.
 
Joaquin's mother is of Hungarian-Russian descent and his father is of Spanish-Irish descent.
 
Joaquin resides in New York City in the same apartment building as best friend Casey Affleck and sister Summer Phoenix and director Gus Van Sant.
 
Joaquin is a strict vegan and will not wear costumes made out of animal skin.
 
Joaquin once refused to wear shoes during a photo shoot for Prada because they were made out of leather.
 
Joaquin is pronounced "WAA-keen"
 
In 2000, instead of a "regular" date, Joaquin took his mother to the premiere of Gladiator.
 
Joaquin is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.
 
Joaquin has also worked as a model. As of late, he's been focusing on acting.
 
In 1982, Joaquin made his acting debut, by appearing on an episode of the short-lived CBS musical adventure series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; older brother River was a regular; younger sister Summer also appeared.
 
Joaquin once dated Liv Tyler. They met during the filming of Inventing the Abbotts, and broke up in fall of 1998.
 
Joaquin got his first significant film role in 1986's Spacecamp.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: There is a fear about celebrity, but I can always go places where nobody is going to bother me. I just don't ever want to be a 'personality.' I want the freedom to try different things.
 
Joaquin is the younger brother of actress, Rain Phoenix and the late actor, River Phoenix, as well as the older brother of actresses, Liberty Phoenix & Summer Phoenix.
 
Joaquin changed his first name to Leaf when he began acting in order to have it match his earthier-sounding siblings's names.
 
Joaquin's last name was legally changed to Phoenix in 1977. His given last name was Bottom.
 
Joaquin dropped out of school in the ninth grade. He was being homeschooled and was offended when the school system sent him a dead frog to dissect.
 
Joaquin loves to play backgammon.
 
Joaquin enjoys listening to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Queen and James Brown.
 
Some of Joaquin's favourite authors are Tennessee Williams, Rilke and Hubert Selby Jr.
 
Joaquin owns and rides a Ducati motorcycle and a yellow '72 Le Mans.
 
You may contact him at: Joaquin Phoenix - c/o United Talent Agency - 9560 Wilshire Blvd. - Suite 500 - Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I had a Catholic girlfriend but she wouldn't, uh, share loving.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: I enjoy humour more than anything, I don't really sit around banging my head and crying all the time.
 
Joaquin Phoenix: (on his family) I remember us being poor, but I never felt embarrassed, or like I was missing anything. I don't remember the hardship of trying to make it, just how my parents always managed to get through.
 
Kate Winslet worked with him on the feature "Quills." She claims to be a very good friend of his and personally calls him one of the best actors of his generation.
 
He will not eat or wear anything animal-based. He requested that the leather and silk costumes he wore for the 2000 "Gladiator" were synthetic.
 
Trademark: Known for playing dark, brooding (and often sinister) types.
 

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