Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

  • Highest Rated: 94% Her (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Russkies (1987)
  • Birthday: Oct 28, 1974
  • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Staying true to his last name, Joaquin Phoenix has made a career out of making a couple of films, disappearing, and then reappearing from the ashes to rise upward toward greater glory. The actor, who began his career under the name of "Leaf," lived for a long time in the shadow of his older brother, River. After River's tragic death at the age of 23, Leaf abandoned his career for two years, making a comeback in 1995 with his performance in To Die For, directed by Gus Van Sant (who ironically directed River in one of his last films, 1993's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues). Since then, the actor, who changed his name back to Joaquin in the early '90s, has worked steadily in Hollywood, solidifying both his experience and reputation.Born Joaquin Raphael Phoenix on October 28, 1974, in Puerto Rico, Phoenix was raised in a close-knit, unconventional family. His parents encouraged all of their children to go into acting, and Phoenix did just that, following in the footsteps of older siblings River and Rain. As Leaf Phoenix, he got his first significant role in 1986's Spacecamp, and then went on to star in Russkies (1987) and Parenthood (1989), the latter of which was successful enough to make Phoenix something of a fledgling star. However, he chose to retreat from Hollywood, spending a few years traveling and living with his father in Mexico.It was River's 1993 death that brought his younger brother -- now called Joaquin -- back into the limelight, albeit a very unwelcome limelight. The 911 call that Phoenix made as his older brother lay dying was broadcast over radio and television in the aftermath of River's death. Again, Phoenix left Hollywood, not to be seen again until 1995, when his performance as the tragically confused and horny Jimmy Emmett won him an array of positive reviews. From there, Phoenix went on to film Inventing the Abbotts (1997), which failed at the box office but introduced the actor to his co-star Liv Tyler, with whom he had a three-year relationship.Phoenix's next project, Oliver Stone's U-Turn (1997), also proved to be a modest flop, but Return to Paradise (1998), in which he starred with Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, was a bigger hit among critics and filmgoers. He starred again with Vaughn in Clay Pigeons (1998), which unfortunately didn't fare as well as his previous film. However, his next endeavor, 8MM with Nicolas Cage, although not a huge box office hit, did win him acclaim for his portrayal of thoughtful porn shop owner Max California, further proving that the family talent was not solely the province of Phoenix's late, great older brother. In 2000 Phoenix took one of his biggest and most extravagant roles to date as Commodus in director Ridley Scott's big-budget peplum Gladiator. Phoenix's turn as the devious Commodus was a marked departure from the actor's generally likeable characterizations, and proved further indication of his dramatic versitility. On the opposite end of the period piece spectrum, Jaoquin appeased art-house crowds with a memorable performance as the priest who runs the asylum housing the Marquis de Sade in Quills before moving closer to the present and impressing critics with a leading role in Buffalo Soldiers (2001). As a bored military camp clerk who runs goods in the black market, Phoenix's impressive performance was well recieved by festival critics and continued to provide further argument for his viability as a leading man. Phoenix would next turn-up alongside Mel Gibson in The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan's rural alien invasion thriller Signs. Replacing actor Mark Ruffalo after Ruffalo pulled out of the film due to ill-health, Phoenix stepped into the role as Gibson's younger brother, a member of a family caught in an alien invasion following the appearance of crop circles in the family's cornfield. In 2003, Phoenix lent his voice to the Disney animated film Brother Bear, before re-teaming with M. Night Shyalaman for The Village, a thriller in the same vein as Signs

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

69% Joker Arthur Fleck / Joker 2019
45% Mary Magdalene Jesus 2019
87% The Sisters Brothers Charlie Sisters 2018
No Score Yet Los hermanos Sisters Charlie Sisters 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot John Callahan 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here Joe 2018
No Score Yet Far Bright Star Actor 2018
No Score Yet What the Health Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet Unity Actor 2015
46% Irrational Man Abe 2015
73% Inherent Vice Larry "Doc" Sportello $6.2M 2015
85% The Immigrant Bruno Weiss $1.4M 2014
94% Her Theodore Twombly $18M 2013
85% The Master Freddie Quell $15.9M 2012
53% I'm Still Here Actor Screenwriter Producer $0.5M 2010
No Score Yet Earthlings Narrator 2010
82% Two Lovers Leonard Kraditor $3M 2008
38% Reservation Road Ethan Learner 2007
57% We Own the Night Bobby Green Producer $27.7M 2007
83% Walk the Line Johnny Cash $119.4M 2005
No Score Yet I'm Still Here Actor 2005
91% Hotel Rwanda Jack Daglish $23.5M 2004
19% It's All About Love John 2004
41% Ladder 49 Jack Morrison $74.5M 2004
43% The Village Lucius Hunt $114.2M 2004
37% Brother Bear Kenai $85.1M 2003
74% Signs Merrill $228M 2002
73% Buffalo Soldiers Ray Elwood 2001
75% Quills Abbe Coulmier $4.3M 2000
64% The Yards Willie Gutierrez 2000
76% Gladiator Commodus 2000
22% 8MM Max California 1999
62% Clay Pigeons Clay Bidwell 1998
71% Return to Paradise Lewis 1998
60% U-Turn Toby N. Tucker 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Doug Holt 1997
88% To Die For Jimmy Emmett 1995
91% Parenthood Garry 1989
14% Russkies Danny 1987
45% SpaceCamp (Space Camp) Max 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Billy Donovan
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Joaquin Phoenix CHARACTERS

Johnny Cash
That's not my wife Warden. I keep asking her, and she keeps saying no.
Jill
You suffer from despair.
Abe
How comfy that would be.
Abe
Your paper is quite good.
Jill
I'm blushing!
Theodore Twombly
No. Don't do this. You don't turn this around on me. You're the one that's being selfish. We're in a relationship.
Samantha
But's the heart not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love. I'm different from you. This doesn't make me love you any less. It actually makes me love you more.
Theodore Twombly
That doesn't make any sense. You are mine or you are not mine?
Samantha
No, Theodore. I'm yours and I'm not yours.
Theodore Twombly
Even if you come home late and I'm already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today. Because I love the way you look at the world. And I'm so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes.
Theodore Twombly
Well, the room's spinning cause I drank too much, cause I wanted to get drunk and have sex. There was something sexy about that woman... cause I was lonely... maybe just cause I was lonely. I wanted somebody to fuck me. I want somebody to want me to fuck them. Maybe that would have filled this ti-... tiny little hole in my heart, but probably not... and sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel, and from here on out I'm not gonna feel anything new... just... lesser versions of what I've already felt.
Theodore Twombly
What are you doing?
Samantha
I'm just sitting here, looking at the world and writing a new piece of music.
Theodore Twombly
Can I hear it? What's this one about?
Samantha
Well, I was thinking, we don't really have any photographs of us. And I thought this song could be like a photo that captures us in this moment in our life together.
Theodore Twombly
Aw, I like our photograph. I can see you in it.
Samantha
I am.
Alien Child
I hate women. All they do is cry all the time.
Theodore Twombly
That's not true. You know, me, cry too. I actually like crying sometimes. It feels good.
Theodore Twombly
That's not true. You know men cry too. I actually like crying sometimes. It feels good.
Alien Child
I didn't know you were a little pussy. Is that why you don't have a girlfriend?
Alien Child
I didn't know you were a little pussy. Is that why you don't have a girlfriend? I'm going out on that date and fuck her brains out and show you how it's done. You can watch and cry.
Alien Child
I hate women. All they do is cry all the time.
Theodore Twombly
That's not true. You know, me, cry too. I actually like crying sometimes. It feels good.
Alien Child
I didn't know you were a little pussy. Is that why you don't have a girlfriend? I 'm going out on that date and fuck her brains out and show you how its done... You can watch and cry.
Theodore Twombly
What does a baby computer call its father?
Samantha
I don't know what?
Theodore Twombly
Data
Theodore Twombly
Data.
Theodore Twombly
Even if you come home late and I'm already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today. Because I love the way you look at the world. And I'm so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes.
Theodore Twombly
Your past is just a story you tell yourself.
Theodore Twombly
I've never loved anyone the way I loved you.
Samantha
Me too. Now we know how.
June Carter
You walked all the way from Nashville?
Johnny Cash
Yeah, well, walkin' is good for you...
Johnny Cash
You got a library in there, June.
Roseanne Cash
Hey, Daddy.
Johnny Cash
Hey, baby.
Roseanne Cash
Are you okay?
Johnny Cash
Yeah, I'm okay. I'm fine. I'll see you in the mornin'.
Vivian Cash
Looks like you're goin' to the funeral.
Johnny Cash
Maybe I am.
Pvt. Ray Elwood
There really is no peace. There's always war, somewhere, with someone. And there are no winners or losers, either. Just those who are still around to fight another day.
Johnny Cash
Tell me you don't love me.
June Carter
I don't love you.
Johnny Cash
You're a liar...
Johnny Cash
You're a liar.
June Carter
I guess you ain't got no problems then.
Max California
My brother OD'd and I have a hairlip.
Freddie Quell
Do you know how to get rid of crabs?
Toby N. Tucker
I don't think you know who I am. The name's Toby N. Tucker. People round here call me TNT. You know why?
Bobby Cooper
Because they're not very imaginative?
Toby N. Tucker
'Cause I'm just like dynamite, boy, and when I go off, somebody gets hurt.
Bobby Cooper
You don't know what you're fighting for!
Toby N. Tucker
My honour! That's what I'm fighting for!
Toby N. Tucker
I'll beat you so bad I'll make your mother sick!
British Receptionist
You look like you've traveled here.
Freddie Quell
How else do you get someplace?
Freddie Quell
What do you do?
Lancaster Dodd
I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.
Lancaster Dodd
Are you thoughtless in your remarks?
Freddie Quell
No.
Lancaster Dodd
Is your life a struggle?
Lancaster Dodd
Is your behavior erratic?
Lancaster Dodd
Are you unpredictable?
Freddie Quell
[farts and laughs]
Freddie Quell
You know how to get rid of crabs? You gotta shave one testicle... and all the crabs will go over to the other testicle... you gotta light the hair on fire on that one, and when they all go scurrying out you take an ice pick and FUCKING STAB EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF THEM!
Freddie Quell
Put it back in, its fell out.
Commodus
If you're very good, tomorrow night I'll tell you the story of emperor Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood. They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. He knew they were busy little bees. And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, "Tell me what you've been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you. You shall watch as I bathe in their blood." And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done.
Commodus
If you're very good, tomorrow night I'll tell you the story of emperor Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood. They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. He knew they were busy little bees. And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, 'Tell me what you've been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you. You shall watch as I bathe in their blood.' And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done.
Lancaster Dodd
You seem so familiar to me.
Freddie Sutton
Wha what do you do?
Freddie Quell
Yeah, what do you do?
Lancaster Dodd
I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher... but above all I am a man. Hopelessly Inquisitive man, just like you.
Lancaster Dodd
I do many, many things. I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but, above all, I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.
Officer Caroline Paski
How certain are you that this was a male?
Merrill Hess
Oh, I don't know any girls who could run like that.
Officer Caroline Paski
I don't know, Merrill. I've seen some of those women on the Olympics. They can run like the wind.
Merrill Hess
This guy got on our roof in like a second. Our roof is ten feet high.
Officer Caroline Paski
They have women's high-jumping in the Olympics. They've got these Scandinavian women who could jump clean over me.
Officer Caroline Paski
So how are you, Merril?
Morgan Hess
Fine.
Officer Caroline Paski
How was work at the gas station?
Merrill Hess
Stimulating.
Merrill Hess
We both go outside, run around the house in opposite directions. We act crazy, make them crap in their pants, and force them around until we meet up on the other side.
Graham Hess
Explain 'act crazy'.
Graham Hess
We're gonna board up every window in this house.
Merrill Hess
How do we know boards will do anything?
Graham Hess
Because they seem to have trouble with pantry doors.
Commodus
A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.
Jack
They could be twins
Jack
They could be twins.
Kenoia
It's me.
Kenoia
Koda? It's me.
Kenoia
Leave him alone!
Rutt
Hey. My name's Rutt. This is my brother Tuke.
Tuke
How's it goin', bear?
Kenoia
Don't call me that.
Tuke
Sorry, uh... Mr. Bear?
Kenoia
No! I mean, I'm not a bear! I hate bears!
Koda
Skinny, fat! Skinny, fat!
Kenoia
Hey, I've got a mountain to get to. Come on, kid.
Koda
I told you before, my name's Koda. Say it with me. Ko-da.
Kenoia
Are you sure your mom didn't ditch you, Ko-da?
Koda
Hmph.
Roseanne Cash
Hey, Daddy.
Johnny Cash
Hey, baby.
Roseanne Cash
Are you okay?.
Roseanne Cash
Are you okay?
Johnny Cash
Yeah!, I'm okay. I'm fine. I'll see you in the mornin'.
Johnny Cash
Yeah, I'm okay. I'm fine. I'll see you in the morning.
Lucius Hunt
Are you upset you can't see?
Ivy Walker
I see the world Lucius Hunt, not as you see it.
Lucius Hunt
Are you upset you can't see?
Ivy Walker
I see the world Lucius Hunt, not as you see it.
Commodus
Am I not merciful? AM I NOT MERCIFUL?
Commodus
Am I not merciful? [Lucilla turns her head]
Commodus
AM I NOT MERCIFUL?
Johnny Cash
Hello!, I'm Johnny Cash.
Johnny Cash
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.
Commodus
it vexes me. I am extremely vexed
Commodus
It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.
Lucius Hunt
There are different types of love.
Commodus
Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.