Joaquin Phoenix is an American Actor. Besides, he is also a Producer, Music Video Director, Musician and an Activist. He has a last appearance on the Film You Were Never Really Here (2017) as Joe and television series Superboy (1989) as Billy Hercules. With the increment in roles, Joaquin Phoenix’s Net worth is increasing to the date.
Joaquin Phoenix strictly refused to wear any costumes made out of animal skin. He is a celebrity spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).The films Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Mary Magdalene and The Sisters Brothers are Phoenix’s post-production.
In October 2008, Phoenix announced, “the year is going to be the retirement year of his acting stating he wanted to pursue his career as a rapper.” But the statement remained as a part of the joke after his appearance in the movie I’m Still Here (2010).
Joaquin, as Joaquin Rafael Bottom, was born on October 28, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father is John Lee Bottom and mother Arlyn Sharon Phoenix, an American social activist. Among the five children, he is the third children to John and Arlyn. He has four siblings named River Phoenix (1970-93), Rain Phoenix (1972), Liberty Phoenix (1976) and Summer Phoenix (1978). All of them are active in the entertainment industry. His father John is twice married thus he also has a half-sister named Jodean (1964).
Reviewing back to Phoenix’s parent history, the couple married in 1969, and then they joined a religious group named The Children of God. But, they became disappointed and decided to leave the particular place. And they planned to move to the U.S. in 1978.
In the meantime, the couple changed their last name to Phoenix. Phoenix symbolically represents a mythical bird that rises from its ashes to the new beginning.
Till 15, Joaquin shared his name as Leaf in the industry. He raised in an economically deprived family. To make hand to mouth, they had to perform on the street. They usually used to sing, play instruments. Later, he along with his four siblings got caught by the Hollywood’s leading children’s agent, Iris Burton. Then, he eventually started doing commercials and television show appearance.
Later three days before Phoenix 19th birthday, his older brother River suffered a fatal drug overdose. Unfortunately, he left the world on October 31, 1993.
Firstly, with the help of his older brother River, Phoenix made his guest appearance on series when he was eight. The River was the one who had made the 1st appearance on the short-lived television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982-83).
Then, successively he appeared in series like The Fall Guy, Murder and Hill Street Blues. Continuously he made his first starring role in Russkies (1987) following another film titled Parenthood (1989), earning $126 million worldwide. Through the particular movie, Phoenix got nominated for Young Artist Award under the category Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film.
Subsequently, he appeared in films To Die For (1995) grossing $21 million in a domestic box office. After the successful business, he then arose in film U Turn (1997), but the film received the mixed reviews and even did not make a record at the box office.
In 1998, Phoenix made a role in Clay Pigeons (1998) listing as the flop film grossing only $1 million. Further by 2000, Phoenix co-starred in three films. He received positive reviews from his 1st movie The Yards but could not stand as a commercial success film.
Later, his second film Gladiator where he has a role of a son who killed his father received massive financial and business success. The film listed among the highest earning films of 2000 grossing $457 million worldwide. Besides, the film also won Academy Award for Best Picture. Personally, he even got nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for his outstanding performance.
The following year, he appeared in Quills (September 2, 2000). The film also stands as the commercially successful film grossing $17 million at the box office. The movie also received nominations for Academy Awards at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards, National Board of Review as the Best Film of 2000. Personally, for his combined role, he won Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and National Board of Review Award.
Subsequently, he appeared in film Buffalo Soldiers (2001), science fiction thriller Signs (2002) grossing $408 million on its $72 million budget.
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Later, in 2003 he played film It’s All About Love. The film also hit the commercial success grossing $250 million worldwide and nominated for Academy Award.
Then, The Village (2004) is his next film which stands as financial success grossing $256 million out of its $60 million budgeted. The same year he made an appearance in the drama film Ladder 49 which eventually made a substantial financial success grossing $102 million at the box office.
As the last appearance, he played another film Hotel Rwanda. For the particular movie, he also got nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award under the category outstanding performance by a cast.
The following year, with several ups and downs, he came out as an experienced and talented actor in the entertainment industry. As of 2013-present, he arose in the comedy-drama film Her (2013), grossing $47 million worldwide.
Also, Phoenix movie includes Inherent Vice (2014) grossing $11.1 million at the box office, documentary Unity (2015) about animals right, and so on.
His appearance on television series includes ABC Afterschool Specials (1984), Murder, She Wrote (1984), The New Leave It to Beaver (1989), and so on.
A successful professional career is the source of Joaquin Phoenix’s net worth. As of 2018, Joaquin Phoenix’s net worth is $25 million according to world rich people. Joaquin Phoenix’s Net worth is serving him to spend a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. If he continues in the entertainment industry with the same fascination, undoubtedly, Joaquin Phoenix’s net worth will increase higher soon.
Joaquin Phoenix is a versatile personality. He did not specify his scope under a single arena. Instead, he got focused on social activism, Politics, Animal rights activism, Producing, and Directing.
As a director, he has released several music videos like Ringside, Albert Hammond Jr., people in Planes, Arckid, and Silversun Pickups.
Phoenix, as a producer, released television show 4Real, movie We Own the Night and music album My Name is My Name along with Kanye West. Similarly, he is planning to produce a documentary about LGBT teenagers.
As a political career, Phoenix endorsed for President of the United Kingdom as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Primaries.
Joining the animal rights organization, he is promoting different awareness programs to protect the animals endangered. Phoenix is a member of the PETA and In Defense of Animals. He did not wear any clothes made of animal’s skin and even suggest human not to wear the clothes made out of animal’s skin.
Joaquin Phoenix is not married yet. But he has several dating histories. Phoenix dated co-star of Abbotts Liv Tyler (1995-1998) following Topaz Page-Green (2001-05), South-African model. Besides, he dated Heather Christie (2012) and Allie Teilz (2013-early 2015).
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Since that date to present date, Phoenix is dating Rooney Mara according to People. And the couple is residing in the Hollywood Hills.
Joaquin Phoenix has an average height of 5 Feet 8 Inch matching his body weight 180 lbs. Scorpio is his birth sign. He possesses white ethnicity. Phoenix has green colored eyes and dark brown color hair.
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