His parents hired an agent for their children, and all five kids worked in TV commercials.
Home-schooled, Phoenix quit his studies in ninth grade. A scar on his lip seems to be the remnant of a harelip operation. He grew tired of having his first name mispronounced ("wah-keen" is correct), and called himself "Leaf Phoenix" as a child actor.
Recent rumors have pitted them against each other for Marvel’s latest superhero incarnation, Dr.
Before every Joaquin interview, I’m always braced for the fontrum. But what a pleasure he was this time – he was loose, he was funny, he was quick, he was nice… Spike Jonzes’s Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and featuring Scarlett Johansson’s voice.
To this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.
After filming Two Lovers, he formulated a hoax that he was giving up acting to pursue a career as a rapper, then he returned to screens in the 2012 film The Master.
Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix.
His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989).
AKA Joaquin Raphael Phoenix Born: 28-Oct-1974Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor Nationality: United States Executive summary: Gladiator Joaquin Phoenix in a film actor, and the younger brother of actor River Phoenix.
His parents were missionaries for a Christian cult called Children of God, a group often alleged to have condoned pedophilia and used sex as a means of proselytizing.