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Bio For: Joaquin Phoenix
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JOAQUIN PHOENIX (Bruno) is a three-time Academy Award nominee - for "Gladiator", "Walk The Line" and "The Master".

Phoenix was most recently seen in Spike Jonze's "Her", a sci-fi romance co-starring Rooney Mara, Samantha Morton and Olivia Wilde. The film won the Academy Award for best Original Screenplay. He recent completed shooting "Inherent Vice", Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, a project that reteams the actor and director for a second time.

Phoenix was most recently honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master", opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The film's two stars were the joint recipients of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. Phoenix also won the Actor Of The Year Award at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards and the Best Actor Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, and received nominations for BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG and Broadcast Film Critics' Choice awards.

In 2008 Phoenix starred in James Gray's "Two Lovers", opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Isabella Rossellini - his third collaboration with the director. Around the same time the actor reportedly announced his retirement from film, which turned out to be part of his acting role in the mockumentary "I'm Still Here," directed by his brother-in-law, actor Casey Affleck. The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2007 he starred in "We Own the Night" for James Gray opposite Mark Wahlberg, and "Reservation Road", which reunited him with director Terry George. These films followed his compelling performance as legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash in James Mangold's "Walk the Line", for which he collected an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and won the Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical as well as receiving nominations for BAFTA, SAG, BFCA and Chicago Film Critics awards.

Phoenix earned his first Academy Award nomination in 2000, co-starring opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Best Picture Oscar-winning "Gladiator." In addition to nominations for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, he received awards as Best Supporting Actor from the National Board of Review and The Broadcast Films Critics' Association.

Other notable film credits include "It's All About Love" opposite Claire Danes, "Buffalo Soldiers" opposite Ed Harris, "Ladder 49" opposite John Travolta, Terry George's "Hotel Rwanda", M. Night Shyamalan's, "Signs" and "The Village", Philip Kaufman's Oscar-nominated "Quills," for which he won the Broadcast Film Critics' Best Supporting Actor Award, James Gray's "The Yards", "Return to Paradise," opposite Vince Vaughn, "Clay Pigeons", Joel Schumacher's "8mm" and Oliver Stone's "U-Turn,".

Born in Puerto Rico Phoenix began his acting career at the age of eight in television. He appeared in the features "Spacecamp" and "Russkies", before Ron Howard cast the him as Dianne Wiest's son in his popular family comedy "Parenthood". His breakthrough role came with his critically-acclaimed performance opposite Nicole Kidman in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For ".

A social activist, Phoenix has lent his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations, notably PETA. He narrated the film "Earthlings for Nation Earth", a video about the investigation of animal abuse in factory farms, for which he was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the San Diego Film Festival. He has also directed music videos for Ringside, She Wants Revenge, People in Planes, Arckid, Albert Hammond, Jr and the Silversun Pickups.

Movies For: Joaquin Phoenix
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HER (R) On Video: 5/13/2014 At Theaters: 12/18/2013
THE MASTER (R) On Video: 2/26/2013 At Theaters: 9/21/2012
I'M STILL HERE (R) On Video: 11/23/2010 At Theaters: 9/10/2010
RESERVATION ROAD (R) On Video: 4/8/2008 At Theaters: 10/19/2007
WE OWN THE NIGHT (R) On Video: 2/12/2008 At Theaters: 10/12/2007
WALK THE LINE (PG-13) On Video: 2/28/2006 At Theaters: 11/18/2005
LADDER 49 (PG-13) On Video: 3/8/2005 At Theaters: 10/1/2004
THE VILLAGE (PG-13) On Video: 1/11/2005 At Theaters: 7/30/2004
BROTHER BEAR (G) On Video: 3/30/2004 At Theaters: 11/1/2003
SIGNS (PG-13) On Video: 1/7/2003 At Theaters: 8/2/2002
QUILLS (R) On Video: 5/8/2001 At Theaters: 11/22/2000
THE YARDS (R) On Video: 4/17/2001 At Theaters: 10/20/2000
GLADIATOR (R) On Video: 11/21/2000 At Theaters: 5/5/2000
8MM (R) On Video: 7/20/1999 At Theaters: 2/26/1999
RETURN TO PARADISE (R) On Video: 1/19/1999 At Theaters: 8/14/1998
THE IMMIGRANT (R) At Theaters: 5/16/2014
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