Joaquin Phoenix



Place of birth:

San Juan, Puerto Rico:


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.

Film Credits

Peter Pan & Wendy (2021)
as Captain Hook (rumored)
C'mon C'mon (2020)
Guardians of Life (2020)
Joker (2019)
as Arthur Fleck / Joker
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
as Charlie Sisters
Lou (2018)
as Karl
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
as John Callahan
Dominion (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
Mary Magdalene (2018)
as Jesus
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
as Joe
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Irrational Man (2015)
as Abe
Inherent Vice (2014)
as Larry "Doc" Sportello
The Untitled Rick Howard Project (2014)
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (2014)
as Jimmy Emmett (archive footage)
Her (2013)
as Theodore Twombly
The Immigrant (2013)
as Bruno Weiss
The Master: Back Beyond (2013)
as Freddie Quell
The Master (2012)
as Freddie Quell
I'm Still Here (2010)
as Joaquin Phoenix
Two Lovers (2008)
as Leonard
Reservation Road (2007)
as Ethan Learner
We Own the Night (2007)
as Bobby Green
Earthlings (2005)
as Himself
Walk the Line (2005)
as Johnny Cash
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005)
as Himself
Ladder 49 (2004)
as Jack Morrison
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
as Jack Daglish
The Village (2004)
as Lucius Hunt
Paths of Discovery: The Making of Brother Bear (2004)
as Himself
Brother Bear (2003)
as Kenai (voice)
It's All About Love (2003)
as John
Signs (2002)
as Merrill Hess
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
as Commodus (Gladiator) (archive footage)
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
as Ray Elwood
Quills (2000)
as Abbe du Coulmier
The Yards (2000)
as Willie Gutierrez
Gladiator (2000)
as Commodus
8MM (1999)
as Max California
Clay Pigeons (1998)
as Clay Bidwell
Return to Paradise (1998)
as Lewis McBride
U Turn (1997)
as Toby N. Tucker
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
as Doug Holt
To Die For (1995)
as Jimmy Emmett
Parenthood (1989)
as Garry Buckman-Lampkin
Secret Witness (1988)
as Drew Blackburn
Russkies (1987)
as Danny
SpaceCamp (1986)
as Max
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984)
as Robby Ellsworth
Far Bright Star ()
as Napoleon Childs
Joker 2 ()
as The Joker

Production Credits

Across My Land (2017)
Executive Producer
What the Health (2017)
Executive Producer
I'm Still Here (2010)
I'm Still Here (2010)
We Own the Night (2007)