Jaoquin Phoenix, was born as Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico 40 years ago today in 1973. He is the younger brother of actor River Phoenix who died in 1993-- and who was seen as won on the greatest young acting talents of his generation. Joaquin was not expected to move out of his brother's legendary status but has come into his own since, especially for these three movies in which he received an Academy Award nomination, and was considered a strong contender in each year:
Gladiator - 2000 - Best Supporting Actor
Walk the Line -2005- Best Actor
The Master -2012 - Best Actor
|Joaquin as Bad Guy Commodus in the 2000 Movie Gladiator|
It is only a matter of time before Joaquin receives that Best Actor Oscar He is that good, and is lining up some very good projects right now. He is getting better as he gets older, and his power and talent have not yet reached a peak.
To find out more about all of Joaquin's projects and nominations, see his Wikipedia Entry:
|Joaqun Phoenix With Reece Witherspoon in the Epic Film "Walk the Lin"|
I recommend that you catch the entire move if you have never seen it. Joaquin's transformation into this role in literally incredible -- and full of enormous sex appeal.
Joquin is staring in a new movie, Inherent Vice, which will be released on December 12, 2014. The movie is comedy crime-drama based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon. You can see the trailer below.
The movie is being widely anticipated.
To find out more: http://inherentvicemovie.com/