The ‘Joker’ movie, released October 4, 2019, has attracted the attention of much of the public before it was officially released. The main star of this movie interpreting the role of the famous Joker is Joaquin Phoenix.
As the film gained a huge success, many fans became interested in the fantastic Joaquin Phoenix who portrayed this villain in the best way possible. Everyone wants to know more about his career, private life, filmography, but also net worth. Considering fans wishes, we decided to dedicate today’s text to this Hollywood star and all the details you are interested in. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
Joaquin Rafael Bottom or Joaquin Phoenix was born on October 28, in the year of 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has four sisters, Liberty, Summer, Rain Phoenix, Jodean Bottom (half-sister) as well as one brother, River Phoenix, who was also actor but sadly passed away in the year of 1993 at the Viper Room nightclub due to combined drug intoxication. Joaquin’s parents are Arlyn Sharon Phoenix, better known as Heart Phoenix, while his father’s name is John Lee Phoenix. His parents divorced in 1997.
His family has a very interesting story. Joaquin’s parents, Heart and John Lee Phoenix, joined a religious cult called Children of God after their wedding. However, in 1978, they decided to leave the cult and then moved from South America to the United States. After that, the family changed its last name to Phoenix, symbolizing a new beginning.
As for Joaquin’s childhood, he and his siblings were known to perform on the street to make money and help the family. Although it was certainly a difficult period of his life, it can be said that his appearance on the street brought him a Hollywood career.
The person behind his first appearance as an actor was Iris Burton, a man who was a children’s agent representing Hollywood. He had roles for all five siblings, so it was very important for the start of their careers, especially for Joaquin and his brother River. The two made their debut in the TV series “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” when Joaquin was just 8 years old.
After appearing in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1982, Joaquin has appeared in several other projects including “Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “The Fall Guy” TV series in 1984 and “SpaceCamp” theatrical movie in 1986. The first major roles were “Russkies” and “Parenthood” movies in 1987 and 1988. Following these roles, Joaquin decided to take a break that was later extended due to the death of his brother River.
He returned to acting in 1995 in “To Die For” movie. This was followed by roles in “Inventing the Abbotts” and “U Turn” in 1997, “Clay Pigeons” in 1998, “8mm” in 1999, “The Yards” and “Gladiator” in 2000, “Buffalo Soldiers” in 2001. “Signs” in 2002, “It’s All About Love” and “Brother Bear” in 2003, “The Village”, “Ladder 49” and “Hotel Rwanda” in 2004, “Walk the Line” in 2006.
The next period was marked by his turn to film production. In collaboration with other producers, he worked on “We Own the Night” and “Reservation Road” in 2007 as well as “Two Lovers” in 2008. We must emphasize that he starred in all three films mentioned. Also, “I’m Still Here” from 2010 is his mocumentary movie. After that, he starred in “The Master” in 2012, “Her” in 2013, “Inherent Vice” in 2014, “Irrational Man” in 2015, “Mary Magdalene”, “You Were Never Really”, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” and “The Sisters Brothers” in 2018. His last movie was “The Joker”, released earlier this year.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout his career, Joaquin Phoenix has received many awards for his work. He has received one Grammy Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards as well as Golden Globe Awards. He has been nominated three times for the Academy Awards and the British Academy Film Awards.
Joaquin Phoenix Net Worth
Throughout his career, Joaquin Phoenix has starred in many movies. He also produced several films in collaboration with other producers. All the hard work has brought him net worth, estimated at between $30 million and $35 million in 2019.