Joaquin Phoenix is one of the best American producers, actors and animal rights who is known for his dark and unconventional roles in different movies including of independent movies. He was born on October 28, 1974, in Puerto Rico and was raised in LA and Florida. He started off with his career in the early 1980s where he appeared in a TV series with his brother River Pheonix. He played major movie roles in the 1986 hit Space Camp and in the year 1989 in the movie Parenthood. He played some major roles in movies like The Gladiator, We Own the Night, Two Lovers, Her, The Joker and many other movies. He bagged in Austin Film Critics Association Awards (2012), Academy Awards best Actor for the Joker (2020), British Academy Film Awards for the Joker (2020), Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Gladiator (2001) and many other awards. He was also listed by The New York Times as one of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century in the year 2020.
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If you walk into a room and one hundred people say, ‘You are a lovely, beautiful person’, who isn’t going to be affected by that? But you have to tell yourself not to value that. You have to tell yourself – or at least I do – to not become accustomed to hearing applause in any way, because I think that’s dangerous.
This is one of the realities of life that when you are rich and famous, people always love you for what you do, what you wear, how you look, what you say and so on. But all of it is unsubstantial and one should not get used to all the applause and appreciation all the time as this can have a toll on an individual’s mindset. You should always be ready to listen and pay attention to criticism and bad comments as well. This keeps one moving and progressing in every walk of life.
I don’t know a single person in life that doesn’t have conflict.
Joaquin believes that everybody has conflicts and it is one of the most evident realities of human life. People have conflicts in the way they perceive life, the world and other people’s behaviors. That’s not a bad thing every time. Sometimes having conflicts and competition helps you realize your potential and brings out the best in you. So when you come across any kind of competition or conflict in life, try to give it your best shot and take things positively.
I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny – partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it’s a way of laughing at it and getting a release.
Everybody experiences difficult situations in life and these situations come to us as a challenge. If you have a positive mindset you can take the most adverse moments in life and laugh them off or just stay calm. Laughing is considered to be one of the best medicines by many experts. It is also considered as a way to let go of your anxieties and other difficult situations that you will be in. This is one of the ways that laughing makes Joaquin deal with pain, discomfort and other difficult situations that you might be facing in life.
I never prepare. I think that’s completely overrated. It’s a very simple job. All you have to do is hit this bright mark, stand in the right spot and say the line. So I don’t really believe in preparation.
Joaquin Phoenix believes that if you are acting for a movie scene, then there is no need to prepare for delivering dialogues or doing an action. For some scenes and acts, one should do it spontaneously. Such acts get more appreciation in the world of today from the audience. In Joaquin’s movie Joker, the way he laughed because of his pathological laughter seemed more spontaneous and many scenes of the movie seemed to apply more random actions rather than prepared or scripted moments.
Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it’s just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.
This can be a trick that new and upcoming artists can follow in order to play their part in the movie. According to Joaquin, the best way to perform a given character is to do a lot of research and make improvements to it, while at other times, it is based on things that you perceive and imagines the different elements of your character. Or you can simply discuss the character and its characteristics with your director and perform accordingly.
When I look back I can’t believe how my parents managed, but the cliche is true. We didn’t have money, but we were rich in so many other ways.
Considering the social dynamics of the current age, Joaquin compares the current times with the past times and the values it had. Back in the days, Joaquin remembers that his family had no money but he had his family together and also his friends. The values back in the days were quite clear and people used to love each other more and used to visit and celebrate festivals together. People preferred to have more in-person meet-ups rather than staying online on social media. Things have changed a lot.
In the end, we can say that Joaquin Pheonix has a very different personality in the real world and in many movies he tries to give out a feel of things that a common man goes through in life. He makes sure that he curates his acts that are very relatable to those of the real world. Joaquin Phoenix is going to celebrate his 47th birthday on the 28th of October 2021.