Joaquin Phoenix | Net Worth, Age, Height, Movies

Joaquin Phoenix | Net Worth, Age, Height, Movies

Joaquin Phoenix has been an exceptional actor since he was four years old. At the age of eight, he made his debut in Hollywood. Though he started with television series, later he became quite famous in the movies. How much does he earn? How old is Joaquin Phoenix? For that, you need to go through this article. 

Most people can recognize Joaquin Phoenix Joker. He is the person who takes the DC character to the next level. In this article, you will get to know many things about Joaquin Phoenix.

Full NameJoaquin Rafael Bottom
BornOctober 28, 1974
BirthplaceRio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Country of OriginUnited States
OccupationActor, Television and Film Producer, Music Video Director, Musician, Social Activist
Years Active1982- Present
SpouseRooney Mara (2016-)
ChildrenRiver Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix Family and Early Life

Joaquin Phoenix Early Life

Joaquin Phoenix was born in 1974, in San Juan. Many people think that he was born in the United States. His parents, Arlene Bottom and John Lee Bottom were from a religious cult family. Later they left the cult and wanted to start a new life. So, they moved to the United States, and Joaquin was three years old at that time.

They changed their last name to Phoenix. As you know, the meaning of phoenix, the family wanted to symbolize a new start or beginning. Joaquin had five siblings, and one of them was from his father’s old relationship. His siblings’ names were River, Rain, Liberty, and Summer. And he used to call himself Leaf before he turned fifteen.

Before engaging in a permanent relationship, Joaquin had a relationship with Liv Tyler. Later he had a romantic relationship with south African model Topaz Page-Green. In 2016, he started dating Rooney Mara, but it was secret. In 2019, they both announced their engagement.

Joaquin Phoenix Career

Joaquin Phoenix Career

Joaquin started his career in 1982 in a television series named “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” He and his brother both starred in one episode. At that time, he was only eight years old. After that, he was into several projects like “Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Hill Street Blues,” and “The Fall Guy.” 

Later, he was in several television movies like “Kids Don’t Tell,” “SpaceCamp,” “Russkies,” and “Parenthood.” He was in these movies and series between 1982 to 1989. He was one of the best child actors at that time. But he made a decision to retire from acting and left for Latin America with his father. 

A couple of years later, he returned to the Hollywood industry and was into darker and conflicted characters. He starred in “U Turn,” “To Die For,” and “Clay Pigeons.” The breakthrough came in the year 2000 when he was in three blockbuster movies, “Quills,” “Gladiators,” and “The yards.” He was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Gladiator. 

In 2004, he starred in two major movies, “Ladder 49” and “Hotel Rwanda.” The next year he got an Oscar for his role in the “Walk The Line” as the Best Actor. And also got his second nomination for Oscar. At that time, he was already a big name in Hollywood. In 2006, he joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2007, he was both actor and producer in the movie “We Own the Night.” 

He also co-wrote the film “I’m Still Here,” which was directed by Casey Affleck. Later he was in a couple of movies like “Her,” “The Master,” “Irrational Man,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Sisters Brothers,” and “Mary Magdalene.” But these are just some examples.

Joaquin Phoenix Joker

There is no doubt that “Joker” was the best performance played by Joaquin Phoenix. Not only did he get an Oscar for Best Actor in 20202, but he received rave reviews. The movie was successful in generating $1 Billion in revenue, and the profit margin was $500 Million. As of now, among R-rated movies, Jokes is the most profitable movie. 

Joaquin Phoenix Voice Acting

Other than acting, directing, writing, and producing, he has done a couple of voice acting. He was into several projects where he gave voices. The first notable project was in 2003, the gave the voice to Kenai in an animated movie named “Brother Bear.” He was also narrated in a couple of documentaries like “Dominion,” “Unity,” and “Earthlings.”

Joaquin Phoenix Movies

Here are some notable movies that you must watch.

  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Inherent Vice
  • Quills
  • Signs
  • Don’t Worry
  • Gladiator
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • The Village
  • The Immigrant
  • Parenthood
  • Gladiator
  • Her
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Joker

Joaquin Phoenix Quotes

Hera are some of his famous quotes.

“I’ve always loved hip-hop since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think every one of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.”

“Every single movie that I’ve ever done has affected my life; I always feel more changed by a character than I affect them or change them, always. I mean, that’s just kind of the way it is.”

“I don’t really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn’t really matter to me at all.”

“Going out on a stage publicly and not knowing how people are going to react to you – once I experienced that, it made me feel much more comfortable about going into a scene.”

“I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.”

“Getting into the character is difficult and letting go of your life and the things that kind of define you, whatever it is in life that’s your daily routine because you sort of find yourself in this other life, and that’s difficult, and the other end is difficult.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some interesting questions and answers.

1. Did Joaquin Phoenix Have A Baby?

➥ Joaquin and Rooney have a baby boy this year, and they named him ‘River’ after Joaquin’s late brother’s name. His Brother died on October 31, 1993.

2. What Condition Does Joaquin Phoenix Have?

➥ Joaquin has a rare disorder in his shoulder where the scapula is a little high on one side. The condition is called Sprengel’s Deformity. He has had the condition from birth.

3. How Much Did Joaquin Make From The Joker?

➥ For the first Joker movie, Joaquin earned $4.5 million. The movie made a total of $1 billion. If DC is going to star him again, then that will cost them $20 million and then $30 million.

To Conclude

The best thing is the Joker, Joaquin Phoenix, and the actor hasn’t stopped amazing us. There will be an upcoming Joker movie in 2024. He had made a contract with the DC movies that if there were two movies of Joker, then he could have made $100 million. But there is no doubt that he is one of the best actors of this time.

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