Joaquin Phoenix Biography
|Popular Name:||Joaquin Phoenix|
|Birth Name:||Joaquin Rafael Phoenix|
|Birth Date:||28 October 1974|
|Birth Place:||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Rooney Mara (engaged)
|Years active:||1982 till date|
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Born and raised in a financially unstable household, Joaquin Phoenix took up dancing and singing so as to make some extra money for his family. However, his fortunes took a turn around after he was spotted by a Hollywood agent who brought him better and wider exposure. Film after film, the American actor (later turned producer) polished his acting skills and transformed into one of the finest actors of his age. While he had appeared in a number of films following his acting debut in 1986, his breakthrough role came with the historical epic, “Gladiator‘’ which won him acclaim and immense fame as an actor. He soon became a top rated actor in the movie industry with blockbuster flicks which have all influenced his financial statement and international fame. Read further to get updated information about Joaquin Phoenix net worth 2020, biography, life history and works.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Early Life
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix was born to Arlyn Belonging and John Lee Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 28 1974. He is the third of five children of his parents, all of who have also acted. His mother abandoned her family and relocated to California in 1968 after meeting Joaquin’s father.
Joaquin Phoenix and the rest of his siblings were discovered by the Hollywood children’s agent Iris Burton, who offered them all the chance to act, primarily doing TV show based appearances and doing commercials. This was indeed a good relieve for their struggling family.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Career
After appearing in several commercials and shows as a child, Joaquin Phoenix’s debut in acting came in 1982 when he made a guest appearance in the TV series “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. His acting name at this point in time was ‘Leaf Phoenix’. After other small roles, his big break came with the Kids adventure film “SpaceCamp” in 1986, where he played Max, a wannabe astronaut. Later on, he was cast in an episode of “A Very happy Ending’’ and also in the prime-time drama, “Morning/Evening Star”.
In 1993, tragedy struck him when his brother River died. The sudden and immature death brought him back to the public eye and, he started taking up acting professionally and seriously, and switched to using his birth name.
In 2004, he worked with Shyamalan again to come up with the film, “The Village”, wherein he acted as a love-struck farmer. He then featured in a documentary film with Casey Affleck, titled, ‘‘I’m Still Here’’. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival in 2010.
Following a self-imposed two year break from acting, Joaquin returned to the big screen in 2012 with Paul Thomas Anderson’s film “The Master’’.
In 2019, he became the Joker in the highly successful film “Joker”, for which he received a lot of accolades. The film is the first Hollywood R-rated movie to earn over $1 billion.
Apart from his career as an actor, Joaquin Phoenix has volunteered in producing television shows and films and also directing music-based videos. He has also recorded a music album, a soundtrack dedicated to “Walk The Line”.
He has co-starred with many big names in the industry, including Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, among others. He is now a DC actor with other stars like Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, and so on.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Films
Some of his top rated films include:
- Joker (2019)
- Gladiator (2000)
- Walk the Line (2005)
- Her (2013)
- Hotel Rwanda (2004)
- Quills (2000)
- Parenthood (1989)
- Two Lovers (2008)
Awards & Achievements
Joaquin Phoenix is a proud recipient of one Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film, ‘Johnny Cash’, for which he also bagged a Grammy Award for his contribution in the sound track of the album. He has been credited with several nominations in various prestigious awards such as Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, British Academy Film Award, Academy Award, BAFTA, and so on.
In 2005, he was conferred with a Humanitarian Award for his contribution and efforts to the Nation Earth film, ‘Earthlings’.
Personal Life & Family
Despite having only two known relationships in the past, this highly recommended Hollywood star has never been married. He was romantically involved with actress Liv Tyler for a period of three years. Presently, he is having a relationship with actress Rooney Mara after breaking up with DJ Allie Teilz.
The actor is also an active social activist. He has been a loyal and steadfast supporter of various humanitarian organizations and charities including, the Peace Alliance, Amnesty International, Heart, The Art of Elysium. Furthermore, he is one of the directors of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides free daily meals to students in township schools in Soweto, South Africa.
Presently 45 years old, Joaquin Phoenix is 173cm tall and weighs 72kg. He is easily recognized with his naturally brown hair and brown eyes.
Joaquin Phoenix Net Worth
The multi-award-winning American actor has amassed a sizable wealth for himself since starting his acting career alongside his siblings in the film SpaceCamp in 1986. Since then, he has played in several big-name blockbusters which are responsible for most of Joaquin Phoenix net worth. In 2019, he topped People’s magazine being the highest-paid actor for the year, earning an estimated $82 million. He has also earned some income from his role as a director and producer, credited for producing the opening song of singer Pusha T’s ‘My Name is My Name’ alongside Kanye West.
Assets, House, Cars, Wealth
The actor has only been spotted with a yellow Ducati. He reportedly just bought a $1.3 million house in Los Angeles. His main house sits beside this new house, and it is worth $4.8 million.
Joaquin Phoenix net worth 2020 is $40 million. This man has done everything in the books to get to this position as a talented, renowned, award-winner. Only a few others come close to “the joker” in terms of success, and two of such people include Adam Sandler and Matt LeBlanc.