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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix  /hwɑːˈkiːn ˈfiːnɪks/; (born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is an American film actor. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and his family returned to the continental United States four years later. Phoenix is from a family of performers, including his older brother, the late River Phoenix. Phoenix has ventured behind the camera, directing music videos as well as producing movies and television shows, and has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk the Line. He is also known for his work as a social activist, particularly as an advocate for animal rights. Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in Río Piedras, a sector of the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the third of five children, including River (1970–1993), Rain (1973), Liberty (1976), and Summer (1978). He also has a half-sister named Jodean (1964) from a previous relationship of his father's. His father, John Lee Bottom, was a lapsed Catholic from Fontana, California. His mother, Arlyn (née Dunetz), was born in The Bronx, New York to Jewish parents whose families emigrated from Russia and Hungary. In 1968, Arlyn left her family and moved to California, later meeting

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Joaquin Phoenix & Michelle Williams -- United In Death

Joaquin Phoenix &
Michelle Williams United in Death

Joaquin Phoenix and Michelle Williams -- both of whom lost loved ones to ODs -- paid their respects Wednesday to Mimi O'Donnell -- the longtime partner of Philip Seymour Hoffman.Phoenix -- who's… READ MORE >

Vince Vaughn, Robert Pattinson, and Joaquin Phoenix -- Start of a Beautiful Bromance

Vince, Rob, & Joaquin
Start of a Beautiful Bromance

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Casey Affleck Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

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Casey Affleck has finally come to terms with two women who claim he sexually harassed them on the set of a Joaquin Phoenix documentary -- and as a result the lawsuits are officially being tossed… READ MORE >

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Casey Affleck Accuser Held Docs to Get More Money

Casey Affleck Accuser Held Docs to Get More Money

The producer accusing Casey Affleck of sexual harassment held "key production documents" hostage while she negotiated for more money on the film Casey was directing ... this according to legal… READ MORE >

- 1583 days ago
Casey Affleck Challenges Harassment Accuser's Case

Casey Affleck Challenges Harassment Accuser's Case

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Joaquin Phoenix Shaves the Homeless Look

Joaquin Phoenix Shaves the Homeless Look

It only took a year -- but Joaquin Phoenix finally shaved off his beard and dropped that fake, wannabe rapper persona he tried fooling us all with ... and it's all in the name of suicide… READ MORE >

- 1771 days ago
Joaquin Pulled from Brawl -- Pulling Our Leg Too?

Joaquin Pulled from Brawl -- Pulling Our Leg Too?

Joaquin Phoenix jumped off the stage and attacked a fan at a Miami show last night -- but, like anything with him these days, the whole thing could be one big set up.It all went down at LIV… READ MORE >

- 2087 days ago
Letterman Falls for the Joaquin Sideshow

Letterman Falls for the Joaquin Sideshow

Joaquin Phoenix brought his phony stony act to David Letterman last night -- and while Letterman thought he was catching the wannabe rapper in an altered/inebriated state, it's Dave who was likely… READ MORE >

- 2116 days ago
MC Joaquin Phoenix Butchers Rap Music

MC Joaquin Phoenix Butchers Rap Music

Joaquin Phoenix decided to spit rhymes into a mic the other night at a bar in Culver City, Calif. -- which caused everyone who heard him to spit up in their mouths.The guy just quit acting to… READ MORE >

- 2188 days ago
The Z List - This Week's Biggest Losers 05/26/05

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