Oscars Special 2020: Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (Best Actor)

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Published Date: 10 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 10 Feb, 2020

The year 2020 started with a bang for actor, Joaquin Phoenix. He won the 92nd Academy Awards held on 10 February 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California for his much worthy 2019 release film, Joker.

American actor and producer Joaquin Phoenix is best known for the role of Arthur Fleck in the 2019 psychological thriller Joker. The film made millions of dollars, took the box office by storm, and did a billion box office collection.

Joaquin Phoenix Wins Oscars & His Previous Demeaning Comment!

The 45-year-old won his first Academy Awards for the role of Arthur Fleck in Joker. His character portrayal of Arthur Fleck was much lauded by the audiences and at the ticket windows. Alongside him, some other nominated Hollywood biggies were Leonardo Di Caprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory, Adam Driver in Marriage Story, and Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes.

Joaquin Phoenix emotional speech at the 2020 Oscars (Video: BBC)

Back in October 2012, he mentioned the Academy Awards to be bullshit. Sometime later, he apologized for his comment in an interview and acknowledged the award nights to be a platform for deserving filmmakers.

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Joaquin Phoenix Bio & Family

The actor was born as Joaquin Rafael Phoenix on 28 October 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents, John Lee Bottom and Arlyn (née Dunetz). He is the third child in the family out of 11. His sibling names are Jodean (born 1964), River (1970–1993) and Rain (born 1972), and Liberty (born 1976) and Summer (born 1978), all of whom are actors. Jodean is his half-sister from his father’s another affair.

He stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighs around 78 kg.

Joaquin: Relationship, Career & Net Worth Details!

Joaquin has not walked down the wedding aisle yer. However, he is into a long-term affair with American actress Patricia Rooney Mara, age 34. The two who were dating since 2016 first met during the shoot of Spike Jonze in mid-2012. They have together starred in the 2018 American comedy-drama film Don’t Worry; He Won’t Get Far on Foot.

Joaquin Phoenix with partner Patricia Rooney Mara at the red carpet of the 2020 Oscars (Picture: Insider)

Patricia was born on 17 April 1985 in Bedford, New York. She is into the Hollywood acting industry since 2005 with some movie credits like Song to Song (2017), Una (2016), Trash (2014), and Tanner Hall (2009), to name a few. Her net worth is around $15 million.

Besides her fame and fortune, Joaquin’s net worth is around $35 million. He started his acting career since 1982. Some of his commercial and applauding film credits are Joker (2019), Lou (2018), Unity (2015), The Immigrant (2013), Signs (2002), and U-Turn (1997).

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Some Interesting Facts About Joaquin Phoenix

  • Joaquin’s mother met his father at the time of hitchhiking.
  • His father is from California and is mostly English.
  • The artist’s passion for acting started at the age of 15.
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