Born on October 28, 1974
From San Juan, Puerto Rico
Joaquin Phoenix as "Doc Sportello"
In a California beach community, private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) tends to work his cases through a smoky haze of marijuana. One day, Shasta, a former lover, arrives out of the blue to plead for Doc's help; it seems that Shasta's current beau, rich real-estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann, has a wife who may be plotting to commit him to a mental hospital. When Mickey and Shasta both disappear, Doc navigates a psychedelic world of surfers, stoners and cops to solve the case.
|Golden Globe (2014)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Joaquin Phoenix as "Theodore"
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.
|Golden Globe (2013)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Joaquin Phoenix as "Freddie Quell"
Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.
|Academy Award (2012)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)||Nominated||Leading Actor|
|Golden Globe (2012)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Joaquin Phoenix as "Johnny Cash"
The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.
|Academy Award (2005)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (2005)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|
Joaquin Phoenix as "Jack"
Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Joaquin Phoenix as "Commodus"
Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas.
|Academy Award (2000)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (2000)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role|