Joaquin Phoenix Actor Profile: Movies, Joker, Weight, Age

Last updated: October 5, 2020
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 30,000,000
  • Birthday: 28 Oct 1974
  • Age: 46
  • Country: United States
  • Occupation: Actor, Producer, Writer
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 5.8 ft
  • Weight: 180 lb
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Joaquín Rafael Bottom
  • Nationality: American
  • Nickname: Kitten, Joaq, Leaf
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Ethnicity: White, Caucasian Descent
  • Family Details
  • Father: John Lee Bottom (Landscaper)
  • Mother: Arlyn Bottom (nee Dunetz) (Secretary for NBC)
  • Siblings: Rain Bottom (Older Brother), River Phoenix (Older Brother) (Died in 1993, overdosed by drugs), Liberty Bottom (Younger Brother), Summer Bottom (Younger Brother)
  • Distinctive Features
    • Birthscar below his nose
    • Specific green eyes
    • Smile
    • Deep voice
    • Plays emotional characters
    • He called himself Leaf and changed name to Joaquin at age 15

Who Is Joaquin Phoenix?

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is an American actor, producer, and activist. Joaquin Phoenix has been acting since 1982 and reached worldwide recognition after his role as Commodus in 2000’s Gladiator and winning the Oscar and Golden Globe award for his impressive role in Joker.

Early Life

Joaquin Phoenix was born as Joaquin Rafael Bottom to ’John Lee Bottom’ and ’Arlyn Phoenix’ in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA. He had five siblings, Rain, River, Liberty, Summer and Joadean Bottom (older step-sister).

Rafael’s dad passed away in 2015 due to cancer. They returned to United States in 1978 and changed their last name from Bottom to Phoenix after the mythical bird symbolizing a new begining.

Today, Joaquin Phoenix participates in many helpful activities like ‘Lunchbox Fund’ and he also raises voice for PETA and animal rights.

How much weight did Joaquin lose for Joker?

He lost 52 pounds (23.6Kg) for the role.

Does Joaquin Phoenix have a tattoos?

Joaquin Phoenix has one very simple yet kind of odd tattoo under his right bicep.

Joaquin Phoenix Movies

    Joker 2019
    Joker (2019) Arthur Fleck, Joker
    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot 2018
    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) John Callahan
    The Sisters Brothers 2018
    The Sisters Brothers (2018) Charlie Sisters
    Mary Magdalene 2018
    Mary Magdalene (2018) Jesus
    You Were Never Really Here 2017
    You Were Never Really Here (2017) Joe
    Irrational Man 2015
    Irrational Man (2015) Abe
    Inherent Vice 2014
    Inherent Vice (2014) Larry "Doc" Sportello
    Her (2013)
    Her (2013) Theodore
    The Master 2012
    The Master (2012) Freddie Quell
    I'm Still Here 2010
    I'm Still Here (2010) Joaquin Phoenix
    Two Lovers 2008
    Two Lovers (2008) Leonard Kraditor
    Reservation Road 2007
    Reservation Road (2007) Ethan Learner
    We Own the Night 2007
    We Own the Night (2007) Robert 'Bobby' Green
    Walk the Line 2005
    Walk the Line (2005) John R. Cash
    Gladiator 2000
    Gladiator (2000) Commodus
    Inventing the Abbotts 1997
    Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Doug Holt

Joaquin Phoenix Girlfriend / Affair

  • Rooney Mara Rooney Mara (2016-Present) Actress, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix were engaged on 21st Jul 2019.
  • Allie Teilz Allie Teilz (2013 - 2014) DJ Allie Teilz and Joaquin Phoenix dated from October, 2013 to 2014.
  • Heather Christie Heather Christie (2012) In 2012, Phoenix was linked with American model Heather Christie.
  • Nika (Model) Nika (Model) (2012 - 2013) Nika and Joaquin Phoenix had a relationship from 2012 to 2013.
  • Aria Crescendo Aria Crescendo (2010) Aria Crescendo was dating with Joaquin for a brief period of time in 2010.
  • Lena Denasha Lena Denasha (2010) Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to have hooked up with Lena Denasha in 2010.
  • Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan (2006) Lindsay Lohan is rumored to have hooked up with Phoenix in 2006.
  • Shannyn Sossamon Shannyn Sossamon (2006) Joaquin was rumored to be Shannyn Sossamon in 2006.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin Ginnifer Goodwin (2005) Joaquin was rumored to be dating actress Ginnifer Goodwin in 2005.
  • Inger Ebeltoft Inger Ebeltoft (2001) Inger Ebeltoft is rumored to have hooked up with Phoenix in May 2001.
  • Anna Paquin Anna Paquin (2001) Joaquin and New Zealand actress Anna Paquin dated in 2001.
  • Topaz Page-Green Topaz Page-Green (2001 - 2005) They broke up in 2005 after 4 years of being in a relationship.
  • Amelia Warner Amelia Warner (2000) Joaquin is rumored to have hooked up with Amelia Warner in October 2000.
  • Anna Friel Anna Friel (1999) Joaquin and English actress Anna Friel had an encounter in Jul 1999.
  • Jessica Joffe Jessica Joffe (1998) In 1998, Joaquin Phoenix was linked with German columnist Jessica.
  • Liv Tyler Liv Tyler (1995 - 1998) The couple stayed together for 3 years until November 1998.

Joaquin Phoenix Pets

  • He has two dogs.

    He has two dogs.

  • Phoenix with one of his dogs.

    Phoenix with one of his dogs.

  • He takes his dog for a walk.

    He takes his dog for a walk.

Joaquin Phoenix Quotes

  • "Animal rights is a part of my everyday life. When you live by example, you create a certain level of awareness. Friends of mine – people I have never discussed animal rights or vegetarianism with – are adopting vegetarian habits because they see it." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I don’t believe in god. I don’t believe in an afterlife. I don’t believe in soul. I don’t believe in anything. I think it’s totally right for people to have their own beliefs if it makes them happy, but to me it’s a pretty preposterous idea." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I’ve been in clubs. I don’t like being in an enclosed place with really loud music, and a lot of drunk people. It’s not my idea of a good time. It’s just such a miserable life." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "Is it that your dream is unattainable or is it that you have the wrong dream?" - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "The less someone knows about me, the better, because my intention is to play a variety of characters." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I like working all the time. I hate taking breaks. I don't like the weekends." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not." - Joaquin Phoenix
  • "I don’t spend most of my life in front of the media." - Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix House

Joaquin Phoenix real estate

2,400 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Location: New York City, NY

Price: $3.9 Million

Joaquin Phoenix Garage

  • Lexus RX 350 Lexus RX350
  • Ducati Desmosedici Ducati Desmosedici

Joaquin Phoenix Hobbies and Interests

  • Loves acting
  • Singing
  • Riding motorcycles and driving classic cars

Joaquin Phoenix Tattoos

Does Joaquin Phoenix Have Any Tattoos?
He has one tattoo on his body. Read more – Joaquin Phoenix Tattoo.

  • Joaquin Phoenix tattoo

    Phoenix has one very simple yet kind of odd tattoo under his right bicep. It is a badly drawn circle.

  • Joaquin Phoenix tattoo

    He said “I was in Florence and we had just been to the fashion week in Milan. Everybody had these Gaelic symbols that were about wisdom, things like that.

Joaquin Phoenix Fears and Phobias

  • fear
    He was afraid to play the Joker (Movie)

Joaquin Phoenix Known Facts

  • Joaquin Phoenix is a strict vegan and staunch supporter of animal right so much so that all his costumes need to be of synthetic materials, as he refuses to wear animal products, which also includes avoiding wearing leather shoes.

  • Joaquin Phoenix’s distinct scar on his upper lip is actually only a birth mark.

  • Joaquin Phoenix does smoke however Joaquin Phoenix has quit drinking alcohol.

  • Phoenix has done his own vocals on the soundtrack for Walk the Line (2005).

  • Often brings his mother or any of his three sisters as his date to movie premieres or award shows.

  • His brother, River, was an actor, musician, and animal activist and he died on the morning of October 31, 1993, at the age of 23 due to drug overdose.

Joaquin Phoenix Major Awards

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Golden Globe - 2020
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama in Joker (2019)
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Golden Globe - 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in Walk the Line (2005)
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Grammy - 2007
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in Walk the Line (2005)

Net Worth & Social Media

Net Worth $ 30,000,000