Joaquin Rafael Bottom was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the middle brother of five siblings, each of whom has pursued acting careers. The eldest of the siblings, River Phoenix, died at the age of 23 while building a successful career. Joaquin Phoenix's older brother, River Phoenix, is remembered as one of the Hollywood stars who died young. Joaquin Phoenix co-starred with River Phoenix in one of his first acting experiences.
Joaquin Phoenix, who has acted in some TV series and TV movies as of 1982, made his film debut with the movie “SpaceCamp” in 1986. Joaquin Phoenix, who portrayed the character of Danny in the movie “Russkies” in 1987, shared the same set with Steve Martin in the movie “Parenthood” in 1989. Joaquin Phoenix, who took a break from his career for a while due to the death of River Phoenix in 1993, returned to his acting career in 1995 with the performance of Jimmy Emmett in the movie “To Die For”.
After starring in the movie “8MM” in 1999, Joaquin Phoenix appeared as the Roman Emperor Commodus in the movie “Gladiator”, an important turning point in his career in 2000, and he was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for this performance. Joaquin Phoenix, who also played in the movie “The Yards” the same year, played the character of Merrill Hess in the movie “Signs” in 2002.
In 2005, he gave a brilliant performance as Johnny Cash (John R. Cash) in “Walk the Line” and was nominated for an Oscar for a second time. Joaquin Phoenix, who has appeared in successful movies one after another, gave life to the character of Freddie Quell in the 2012 movie “The Master” and received his third Oscar nomination. Joaquin Phoenix succeeded in making the movie “Her” one of the unforgettable with his Theodore performance in 2013. In 2019, the character of Arthur Fleck, which he played in the movie “Joker”, became one of the legendary performances. With this performance, Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Oscar.