March 6, 2014
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Joaquin Phoenix is often the go-to actor for haunted emotion, but he’s softened up to play a lonely writer in Her. By Cath Clarke.

Joaquin Phoenix is telling me he’s sick of the impression people have of him which depicts him as awkward or difficult. To which the obvious answer is, stop playing all those awkward, difficult characters! Actually don’t. There’s no-one better at it.

To be fair, Phoenix does reveal his gentler side in his new film, Her. He’s quietly dazzling as Theodore Twombly, a sensitive writer living in Los Angeles around 2025 who falls in love with his computer operating system (think Siri, circa the release of the iPhone 87). Theodore is a big softy: “Everything makes you cry,” his ex-wife tells him snarkily. As messed up as the next guy, he is possibly one of the least troubled characters the 39-year-old actor has given us – a lifetime of pain away from Freddie in The Master, the anger and schemes of Commodus in Gladiator, or the beardy, shambolic quasi-Phoenix of the hoax documentary, I’m Still Here.

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March 3, 2014
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Awards, News

Spike Jonze’s story about a man who falls in love with his operating system has won the Oscar for best original screenplay.

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Jonze, who won a Golden Globe in January for the same screenplay, also directed Amy Adams and Rooney Mara in the futuristic film, which received Oscar nominations for best picture, score and production design.

Karen O, lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who grew up in Englewood) collaborated with Jonze on “The Moon Song,” which was also nominated for best original song.

Jonze has been nominated for four Oscars in his career, the first time in 2000, in the best director category, for “Being John Malkovich.”

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February 27, 2014
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Joaquin Phoenix seen leaving a karate class in Los Angeles. Check out some photos in our gallery:


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February 27, 2014
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Movie, News

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark crime comedy “Inherent Vice” will open on Dec. 12, distributor Warner Bros. said Tuesday, Feb 25, according to TheWrap.

Based on the 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon, “Inherent Vice” stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon and Martin Short.

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February 25, 2014
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Marion Cotillard graced the cover of Interview magazine’s March 2014 issue and talked about working with Joaquin Phoenix in the movie “The Immigrant”:

“Working with Joaquin [Phoenix] was something very special. He is a special actor and a very special human being. His instinct is like the instinct of an animal. There’s a pureness about him. We lost this animal instinct that we used to have. We use a very low percentage of our instinct.”

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February 16, 2014
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Five years ago, bearded Joaquin Phoenix appeared on the David Letterman program, saying he would leave the movie career to become a rapper – and thus made ​​everyone believe that he had gone mad. In 2010, Phoenix revealed that it was all part of a character created for the staged documentary I’m Still Here, and many thought he was finished – who dares to make a joke with these Hollywood? But after that, the 39 year old actor was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Master and is now being praised by Her (which premieres this Friday, 7 in Brazil). The actor plays the solitary and sensitive Theodore, who falls for Samantha (voice of Scarlett Johansson) self-styled operating system. MMA fan, Phoenix exalts the feminine side of the character, and says that, like Theodore, can well live alone.

Samantha uses much music to show how you’re feeling . Do you?
At work , I have done a few times. Occasionally the director plays some music to create an atmosphere , because music is a powerful emotional tool that transcends even language.

Are you a music fan ?
Yes, but I go through some stages . When I was younger , I bought a disc , and I was sat there listening – devoured , actually. And I do not do this for a long time .

That rapper character I’m Still Here reflected some secret desire to be a rapper ?
I do not have this desire , because I know that is not something I could do . I chose to be a rapper in the movie because he had some knowledge , then during an interview I could talk about producers and DJs It had nothing to do with a desire to be a rapper . Maybe I wanted to 13 years old.

Do you think you is a better actor after this experience ?
I do not know if I’m better … but surely a lot has changed for me . The process was antithetical of most films. Today I see as a tremendous luxury to have multiple takes to achieve the desired result . In I’m Still Here , sometimes we did things in public and it was only a chance to hit. But it was very nice to stay focused , keep me in character under any circumstances .

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February 13, 2014
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Greenpeace, News, support

A host of Hollywood stars including Joaquin Phoenix, Kellan Lutz and Gillian Anderson have joined thousands of concerned consumers in calling for an end to every day products being manufactured through forest destruction.

The Tiger Manifesto, launched by Greenpeace, is a way for consumers to demand products are forest and tiger-friendly. Forest destruction is driving animals like the Sumatran tiger in Indonesia, which number as few as 400, to the edge of extinction.

Famous for his roles in Gladiator, Walk the Line and more recently, Her, American actor Joaquin Phoenix said: “I have recently learned about the mass destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests for the production of palm oil and paper. It not only negatively affects millions of Indonesians whose livelihoods depend on the forest, but also has been the direct cause of pushing the Sumatran tiger to the edge of extinction. We are all a part of the future, and together we can ensure these magnificent animals are too.”

Palm oil, an ingredient found in almost half of supermarket products, is the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia. According to Greenpeace International research, the vast majority of the forest cleared in oil palm concessions in Sumatra during 2009–2011 was tiger habitat. This makes the plantation sector the chief threat to Sumatran tigers, with up to 1 million hectares of prime tiger habitat already allocated to concessions in Indonesia.

“Forests do not need to be destroyed to grow palm oil, but the makers of every day products are making us a part of this destruction. It’s possible to protect forests and prevent tigers from being driven to extinction and Greenpeace’s Tiger Manifesto brings together those who share this vision,” said Bustar Maitar, the head of the Indonesia Forest Campaign at Greenpeace International.

The Tiger Manifesto, already launched in Indonesia, is just the first part of a global campaign to save the home of the Sumatran tiger and to eliminate dirty palm oil from the products we use.

“Thousands of people in Indonesia and around the world are taking action, but we need more signatures on the Tiger Manifesto. We want Sumatran tigers and forests in our future. Greenpeace will continue to expose those who refuse to cut forest destruction from their products because consumers do not want a part of the extinction of such a majestic animal,” said Bustar.

Global pressure from Greenpeace and other NGOs has already pushed Wilmar International, the world’s biggest palm oil trader to commit to forest protection. Big brands like L’Oréal, Unilever, Ferrero and Nestlé have also made pledges, but more action is needed to save the remaining forest.

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February 9, 2014
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Joaquin Phoenix attends the funeral service for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at St. Ignatius Of Loyola on February 7, 2014 in New York City.


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February 7, 2014
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : News, Rumor

Phoenix, who is winning rave reviews in Spike Jonze’s love story Her, turned down the offer while Girls star Driver was said to be keen but forced to say no due to scheduling issues, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The part eventually went to The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg.

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February 5, 2014
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Joaquin Phoenix visits Philip Seymour Hoffman’s long time girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell after his sudden death. Philip was found dead in his bathroom on Sunday.


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