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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

Watch: Joaquin Phoenix plays a stoned '70s detective in the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --"Boogie Nights" director Paul Thomas Anderson is back, reuniting with Joaquin Phoenix for the star-studded adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice."
Matt Bradwell
Mia Farrow dispute 'means nothing' to Woody Allen

Mia Farrow dispute 'means nothing' to Woody Allen

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Mia Farrow drama doesn't bother ex Woody Allen: "I don't agonize over it for a second."
Annie Martin
Joaquin Phoenix in final talks for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Joaquin Phoenix in final talks for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in final negotiations to star in Marvel's "Doctor Strange," with Scott Derrickson as director.
Annie Martin
Emma Stone is now an emoji: Meet the 'Emma-jis'

Emma Stone is now an emoji: Meet the 'Emma-jis'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --MTV unveiled 12 new emojis Thursday featuring Emma Stone depicting different emotions in each one.
Veronica Linares
Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix visit park for Woody Allen film

Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix visit park for Woody Allen film

NEWPORT, R.I., July 31 (UPI) --Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix visited a park in Newport, R.I., earlier this week to film scenes for Woody Allen's new, untitled movie.
Annie Martin
Parker Posey to star in Woody Allen's next film

Parker Posey to star in Woody Allen's next film

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) --Woody Allen says Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have joined the cast of the as-yet-untitled film he is now shooting in Rhode Island.
Karen Butler
Emma Stone to star in Woody Allen's next film

Emma Stone to star in Woody Allen's next film

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix have signed on to star in writer-director Woody Allen's next, as-yet-untitled film.
Karen Butler
List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

March 12 (UPI) -- A list of Lindsay Lohan's lovers has gone public -- and sources say the actress penned it herself.
Annie Martin
Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.
Shia LaBoeuf defends acts of plagiarism as Joaquin Phoenix-style 'performance art'

Shia LaBoeuf defends acts of plagiarism as Joaquin Phoenix-style 'performance art'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The "Nymphomanic" star attempts to explain his random acts of plagiarism.
Kate Stanton
Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Tom Hanks tops list of Oscar nomination snubs

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- When this year's Academy Awards nominations were announced, many of the expected films and artists were there. But some big names were nowhere to be found.
Gabrielle Levy
Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 71st Golden Globes Awards ceremony is under way in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as co-hosts for the second consecutive year.
Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor?

Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor?

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Warner Brothers reportedly wants the actor to play Superman's follically challenged arch-nemesis.
Kate Stanton
'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush" were nominated for the Best Drama Film Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Her' is National Board of Review's top film of 2013

'Her' is National Board of Review's top film of 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review named the science-fiction love story "Her" the Best Film of 2013 Wednesday in New York.
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NYP2003072109 - NEW YORK, JULY 21 (UPI) -- Actor Joaquin Phoenix and co-star Scott Glenn pose for the media at the July 21, 2003 New York premiere of their film "Buffalo Soldiers." ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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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. On October 27, 2008, he announced his retirement from film in order to focus on his rap music career. However, the announcement turned out to be part of Phoenix's acting role in a mockumentary directed by Casey Affleck, I'm Still Here.

Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in Río Piedras, located in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to American parents. He is the third of five children, including River (1970–1993), Rain (1972), Liberty (1976), and Summer (1978). He also has a half-sister named Jodean (1964) from his father's first marriage. 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 immigrated from Russia and Hungary. In 1968, Arlyn left her family and moved to California, later meeting Phoenix's father while hitch-hiking. They married in 1969, then later joined the religious cult the Children of God. They began travelling throughout South America.

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