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Joaquin Phoenix (b. 1974)

Then:
The less-famous Phoenix brother.

Now:
The Oscar-nominated leading man.

FYI:

  • Made screen debut, at age 8, in episode of older brother River Phoenix's TV series, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
  • Kid-era credits include: SpaceCamp, Russkies and Parenthood.
  • Credited as Leaf Phoenix until age 15. Joaquin is his given name; Leaf was his attempt to keep up with the nature-centric monikers of siblings River, Rain and Summer.
  • Placed the 911 call alerting authorities to River's fatal drug overdose (1993).
  • Emerged from River's shadow in To Die For (1995).
  • Two-time Academy Award nominee, for Gladiator (2000) and Walk the Line (2005).
  • Did his own singing in the Walk the Line, a biopic of Johnny Cash.
  • Not fond of fur or turkey dinners.

    Links:

  • WAH-KEEN: A Joaquin Phoenix Fanlisting
  • IMDb.com credits


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