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Joaquin Phoenix quietly amassed a resume of fine performances, and then broke through as a star with his fantastic, Oscar-nominated turn as Emperor Commodus in Gladiator.From a family of actors that includes the late superstar River Phoenix, Joaquin's talent comes as no suprise. With post-Gladiator performances like those in Quills and Signs, Joaquin has shown that he is here to stay.

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Joaquin Phoenix opens up about growing up in the Children of God cult
Though the typically reclusive Joaquin Phoenix rarely talks about his unconventional upbringing, the Oscar-winning actor gets candid with Playboy Interview about his experience being born into the Children of God cult, as well as his infamous 2009 "Late Show with David Letterman" appearance.

Joaquin Phoenix Opens Up About His Childhood in Religious Cult Children of God
It's time to talk! Joaquin Phoenix got candid in the December 2014 issue of Playboy , sharing his childhood experience of being raised in the religious group Children of God and whether his encounter was nearly as traumatizing as other stars have claimed.

Joaquin Phoenix Opens Up About His Childhood in a Cult - and His Loopy Letterman Appearance
In a Playboy interview, the Inherent Vice actor also chats about facing his insecurities and the high price of fame

Joaquin Phoenix Discusses Growing Up in the Children of God Religious Sect
"My parents thought they???d found a community that shared their ideals," he said.

Joaquin Phoenix: Hoax was liberating
Joaquin Phoenix found it "liberating" when he pretended to quit acting and launch a hip hop career for spoof documentary 'I'm Still Here'.

Joaquin Phoenix recalls growing up in a cult with his parents
Joaquin Phoenix rarely does interviews, but he sat down with Playboy recently to discuss his life and career. read more

Did Joaquin Phoenix Turn Down The Chance To Play Marvel?s Iron Man?
Joaquin Phoenix?s name has been in and out of circulation for the lead role in Marvel Studios? forthcoming Doctor Strange feature, but it turns out that that might not have been the first superhero role offered to Phoenix. Even before the Doctor Strange talks reportedly fell apart, Phoenix might have turned down the chance to Did Joaquin Phoenix Turn Down The Chance To Play Marvel?s Iron Man? is ...

Joaquin: I was in a cult
Joaquin Phoenix?s upbringing was anything but typical. 

Joaquin Phoenix Out Of Doctor Strange Talks
Marvel still on the hunt for the Sorcerer Supreme Though it was rumoured in July that Joaquin Phoenix might don the cape and ?tache of Marvel?s Doctor Strange , he?s clearly decided against it, dropping out of talks to play the character . That means director Scott Derrickson, producer Kevin Feige and the rest of Team Marvel are still on the hunt for their leading man. Phoenix was, if we?re ...

Joaquin Phoenix opens up about growing up in Children of God cult
Actor Joaquin Phoenix has spoken out about his parents' involvement in the Children of God.

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Joaquin is a strict vegan and will not wear costumes made out of animal skin. He once refused to wear shoes during a photo shoot for Prada because they were made out of leather.

He was born Joaquin Raphael, but at the age of four he decided that he wanted a more earthy name, like his elder siblings River and Rain, so while he was raking leaves with his father he decided on Leaf. In the early '90s he took back his birth name.

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