Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Date of Birth: 28 Oct 1974

Country: USA

Biography: Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California, is of mostly British Isles descent.

Total Credits at Criticker: 46 (Actor), 1 (Writer)

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    Brother Bear
    The powerful and playful bond between brothers, and man's bond with nature, are explored with great drama and comedy in this exciting new animated tale of brotherhood, bears and breathtaking outdoor adventure.
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    Buffalo Soldiers
    A story of one soldier's misadventures in the military.
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    Clay Pigeons
    Some killers are strange, some are deranged, and some are just plain psycho.
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    Gladiator
    Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies.
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    Hotel Rwanda
    Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages. (imdb)
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    Inventing the Abbotts
    Set in the 1950s, Inventing the Abbotts is a dramatic look at the life of two boys from the wrong side of the tracks and their interaction with the three daughters of local aristocrat Lloyd Abbott. The boys, Jacey and Doug have only 3 things in common: their family, table tennis and chasing the Abbott sisters. (imdb)
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    It\
    Set in the near future, this film tells the story of two lovers fighting for their love and for their lives in a world out of balance.
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    Ladder 49
    When a firefighter (Phoenix) is trapped in the worst blaze of his career, his life and the things he holds important -- family, dignity, courage -- come into focus. As his fellow firemen of Ladder 49 do all they can to rescue him, Jack's life hangs in the balance. (Touchstone Pictures/Beacon Pictures)
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    Quills
    Quills boldly enters the debate surrounding the Marquis De Sade by imagining his final days as a blistering black comedy thriller, a battle between lust and love - and between the brutality of censorship and the unpredictable consequences of free expression. (Fox Searchlight)
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    Signs
    Everything that farmer Graham Hess (Gibson) assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message - an intricate pattern of circles and lines - carved into his crops. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    To Die For
    Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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    U Turn
    He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why. (Sony)
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    The Village
    The thrilling tale of an isolated village confronting the astonishing truth that lies just outside its borders. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    The Yards
    A drama set in the vast New York City subway yards. After serving time in prison for taking the fall for a group of his friends, Leo Handler (Wahlberg) just wants to get his life back on track. So, Leo returns to the one place he thinks will be safe -- home. But in the yards, where his uncle (Caan) now pulls the strings, safe is not how they do business. (Miramax Films)
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    8MM
    Tom Welles (Cage) is a family man with a modest home-based private investigation business living a simple life in Pennsylvania -- until a reel of crudely shot eight millimeter film sends him down a gritty and frightening path into society's darkest corners. (Sony)
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    Walk the Line
    The story of the young Johnny Cash and his incendiary love affair with June Carter Cash come to life in Walk the Line. (20th Century Fox)
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    Return to Paradise
    Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession (imdb)
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    Parenthood
    The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (imdb)
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    SpaceCamp
    The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit. (imdb)
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    We Own the Night
    A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. (imdb)
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    Reservation Road
    Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by John Burnham Schwartz, this is a compelling new dramatic thriller. A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, the film follows two fathers as their families and lives converge... (Focus Features)
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    Earthlings
    Explores animal exploitation and mistreatment for food, fur and science. (doctor 7)
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    Two Lovers
    A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor (Phoenix) torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry (Shaw) and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor (Paltrow).
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    A documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.
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    Russkies
    During the Cold War, 3 American boys discover a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him.
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    The Master
    A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. (imdb)
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    The Immigrant
    An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island. (imdb)
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    Her
    A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (imdb)
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    Back Beyond
    Back Beyond (2013) - Short Film
    A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'. (imdb)
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    Inherent Vice
    In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (imdb)
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    Irrational Man
    A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. (imdb)
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    Unity
    Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years. (Nation Earth)
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    You Were Never Really Here
    A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.
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    Don\
    About John Callahan who became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. (imdb)
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    Mary Magdalene
    The story of Mary Magdalene.
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    Dominion
    Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research. (imdb)
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    The Sisters Brothers
    In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
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    Lou
    Lou (2018) - Short Film
    Lou, a teenage tomboy in a small Californian town, idolizes her single father. When he has a date over one night and she is cast out of the house, Lou wanders to the outer reaches of town and into a new era of teenage identity.
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    Joker
    In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".
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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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    A radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his young nephew.
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    Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart
    A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the consciousness of America. From gavel to gavel, a nation tuned in, and reality TV was born. Pulsating with sex, drugs, betrayal, and murder, the trial inspired 20 years of television shows, books, plays, and movies, including To Die For, starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Gus Van Sant. (Sundance Film Festival)
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    Beau Is Afraid
    Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.
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    Blow up
    Blow up (2010) - TV Series
    Cinema news (or almost). Each week the web magazine proposed by Luc Lagier poses a playful and decadent look at cinema. (imdb)
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    Napoleon
    The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine (imdb.com).
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    Joker: Folie à Deux
    A sequel to the 2019 film 'Joker.'
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