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Inherent Vice (2014)

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

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Katie Roberts on Dec 9th 2014, 12:00PM

Dec 9th 2014, 12:00PM

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Gina Carbone on Dec 9th 2014, 2:10AM

Dec 9th 2014, 2:10AM

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Oct 27th 2014, 10:47AM

'Inherent Vice' NYFF Review: 10 Things You Should Know About Paul Thomas Anderson's New Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 4th 2014, 5:01PM

Oct 4th 2014, 5:01PM

Joaquin Phoenix Won't Play Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' After All

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 2nd 2014, 11:00AM

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:00AM

The First 'Inherent Vice' Trailer Is Finally Upon Us (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Sep 29th 2014, 3:57PM

Sep 29th 2014, 3:57PM

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Eric Larnick on Aug 29th 2014, 7:15AM

Aug 29th 2014, 7:15AM

Joaquin Phoenix Is Reportedly in Talks For 'Doctor Strange': Here's Why That's a Good Thing

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 25th 2014, 12:00PM

Jul 25th 2014, 12:00PM

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Kelly Woo on Feb 5th 2014, 12:00PM

Feb 5th 2014, 12:00PM

Joaquin Phoenix Facts: 17 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Her' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Jan 24th 2014, 6:00AM

Jan 24th 2014, 6:00AM

Is Joaquin Phoenix the Villain in 'Batman vs. Superman'?

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Dec 18th 2013, 3:00PM

Dec 18th 2013, 3:00PM

'Her': Ranking the Weirdness in Spike Jonze's Latest Movie

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Rick Mele on Dec 18th 2013, 10:00AM

Dec 18th 2013, 10:00AM

The 10 Sexiest Androids, Robots, and Computers in Movie History (PHOTOS)

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Drew Taylor on Dec 17th 2013, 4:00AM

Dec 17th 2013, 4:00AM

New 'Her' Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson Fall in Love (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 4th 2013, 6:00AM

Dec 4th 2013, 6:00AM

'The Immigrant' Trailer: Marion Cotillard Falls Under Joaquin Phoenix's Sway (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Oct 25th 2013, 1:30PM

Oct 25th 2013, 1:30PM

'Her' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Technological Romance Flick

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Erin Whitney on Oct 14th 2013, 11:00AM

Oct 14th 2013, 11:00AM

Spike Jonze's 'Her' Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Falls in Love With a Computer (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Aug 7th 2013, 12:30PM

Aug 7th 2013, 12:30PM

'The Master' Trailer: Paul Thomas Anderson's Gorgeous New Movie (VIDEO)

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Jessie Heyman on Jul 20th 2012, 4:30AM

Jul 20th 2012, 4:30AM

Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix Film 'Low Life' In NYC (PHOTOS)

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Jordan Zakarin on Feb 1st 2012, 9:39AM

Feb 1st 2012, 9:39AM

Re-Release of River Phoenix's Last Film Does Not Have His Family's Blessing

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Sharon Knolle on Oct 20th 2011, 2:30PM

Oct 20th 2011, 2:30PM

Joaquin Phoenix Circles Spike Jonze Political Satire

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Sharon Knolle on Jul 14th 2011, 10:15AM

Jul 14th 2011, 10:15AM

Paul Thomas Anderson Adds Two Disciples to Next Film

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Harley W. Lond on Jun 1st 2011, 6:00AM

Jun 1st 2011, 6:00AM

Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner Ready for the 'Low Life'

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Harley W. Lond on May 31st 2011, 7:00PM

May 31st 2011, 7:00PM

Joaquin Phoenix May Come Out of Retirement for P.T. Anderson's Scientology Film

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Gabrielle Dunn on Apr 13th 2011, 10:00AM

Apr 13th 2011, 10:00AM

Joaquin Mentors Honest Abe, Babs & Rogen Road Trip & Tyler Perry for Morgan Freeman: Casting Highs & Woes

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Feb 1st 2011, 5:20AM

Inappropriate Baby Halloween Costumes

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Moviefone Staff on Oct 27th 2010, 1:35PM

Oct 27th 2010, 1:35PM

Joaquin Phoenix: 'I'm Still Here' Halloween Costume

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Oct 20th 2010, 6:30AM

Moviefone Minute: Top 5 '80s Characters I'd Like to Catch Up With

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Sep 24th 2010, 5:00AM

Movie News Quick Hits: Joaquin Phoenix Returns to Letterman

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Erik Davis on Sep 23rd 2010, 6:32AM

Sep 23rd 2010, 6:32AM

Joaquin Phoenix's Comeback to Begin with Clint Eastwood's 'Hoover'?

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Sep 22nd 2010, 6:15AM

Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix

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Anne Thompson on Sep 21st 2010, 2:00PM

Sep 21st 2010, 2:00PM

Where Does 'I'm Still Here' Rank Among the Great Movie Hoaxes?

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Sep 21st 2010, 11:00AM

Moviefone Minute: The 'I'm Still Here' Hoax and Sacha Baron Cohen Rocks You as Freddie Mercury

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Sep 19th 2010, 5:00AM

TIFF in 60 Seconds: Abigail Breslin, 'Last Night,' Oscar Buzz

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Sep 18th 2010, 12:02PM

'I'm Still Here' is a Fake, Says Casey Affleck

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Alison Nastasi on Sep 16th 2010, 4:32PM

Sep 16th 2010, 4:32PM

'I'm Still Here' Timeline: Milestones in Joaquin Phoenix's Countdown of Crazy

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Laura Prudom on Sep 9th 2010, 6:00AM

Sep 9th 2010, 6:00AM

Review: I'm Still Here

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Christopher Campbell on Sep 8th 2010, 5:02PM

Sep 8th 2010, 5:02PM

Who Should Play Ronald Reagan in His Upcoming Biopic?

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Sep 8th 2010, 8:00AM

Actors We Miss: River Phoenix

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Aug 23rd 2010, 5:45PM

Moviefone Minute: Furry-Faced Joaquin and No Makeup Sales for Hugh Jackman

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