Joaquín Rafael Bottom
October 28, 1973
|Known for||Acting roles:|
Commodus in Gladiator
Merrill Hess in Signs
Johnny Cash in Walk the Line
Lucius Hunt in The Village
|Awards||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy |
2006 Walk the Line
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
2007 Walk the Line
Joaquín Rafael Phoenix (IPA: [ hwakiːn / ra.fa.ˈe̞l / fiːnɪks]) (born October 28, 1973), originally called Leaf Phoenix, is an American actor. He is from a family of actors, like his brother, the late actor River Phoenix. He has been nominated two times for the Academy Award, and has won the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards.
Phoenix is popular for his roles as Commodus in Gladiator, and as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. He is also known for portraying firefighter Jack Morrison in Ladder 49. He has recently begun directing music videos, as well as producing movies and television shows. He also sang and recorded an album, the soundtrack Walk The Line, which won a Grammy Award. He has been a social activist for a long time, especially for animal rights. He is a vegan.
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