December 18, 2012
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The Los Angeles Film Critics has announced its award winners for the 2012 film season!

Amour, which focuses on an elderly couple whose love is tested after one is paralyzed from a stroke, picked up Best Picture, while Paul Thomas Andersonwas named Best Director for The Master.

Jennifer Lawrence tied with Emmanuelle Riva for Best Actress for her work in Silver Linings Playbookwhile Joaquin Phoenix was awarded Best Actor for The Master. His co-starAmy Adams won the prize for Best Supporting Actress and Dwight Henrywas the recipient of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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December 14, 2012
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Via guardian.co.uk

You wouldn’t necessarily figure Joaquin Phoenix for a morning person. It’s 9am in California, the line is bad, his phone is faulty. Yet this is a man ecstatically happy. It sounds like you’re at sea, I say, between the beeps and crackles. “Oh great! I’m so glad it’s not just me!” He sounds genuinely over the moon. You’d be less thrown if he just grunted.

Phoenix is an unpredictable interviewee. Will you get the mumbler? The joker? The Phoenix of I’m Still Here, his mockumentary about chucking it all in for a career in hip-hop? Or the guy who smoked his way silently through the press conference for The Master at the Venice film festival, followed by fractious chats and a no-show at the awards ceremony? Two months ago, the US critic Elvis Mitchell extracted a great, unwieldly interview from him riffing on ambition and identity, race relations and the virtues of uncertainty. The piece made waves because Phoenix damned awards season as “bullshit” (“it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted”) and said the Oscar campaign around his 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line had made him profoundly uncomfortable (he was also nominated for Gladiator five years previously). He’s since offered some sort of backtrack, but clams up when I raise it.

Mostly, though, Phoenix is just genial. He laughs almost constantly; a high guttural clucking, punctuated by long pauses and apologies and puffs on a breakfast cigarette. For one so self-conscious in his career choices, he’s remarkably unself-regarding to talk to; almost as rackety and frank as Freddie Quell, his character in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film – our movie of the year, of which his performance is the centrepiece. Quell is a damaged second-world-war navy vet; groggy on paintstripper liquor, reeling from a broken heart, who falls under the spell of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the baloney-preaching leader of a Scientology-style cult. But where Freddie stumbles about, twisted and listless, Phoenix – on the phone at least – freewheels more breezily. It doesn’t feel like a performance. But I guess the best ones never do.

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December 14, 2012
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The list of nominees for the Golden Globe in 2013 was released on Thursday. The next edition of the award will take place on January 13 in Los Angeles, and will be presented by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Joaquin was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”, Richard Gere for “Arbitrage”, John Hawkes for “The Sessions” and Denzel Washington for “Flight”.

Philip Seymour Hoffman also received nomination for “The Master” in the category of Best Supporting Actor and Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress. “The Master”, however, was off the list of nominees for Best Film and director.

December 4, 2012
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The Brazilian MMA fighter, Lyoto Machida, posted today on his twitter a picture with Joaquin at Black House in Los Angeles. The Black House is a training center for Brazilian fighters outside Brazil. Lyoto didn’t say why Joaquin was at the gym.

November 13, 2012
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Joaquin Phoenix was spotted taking a hike with his family at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 2012.


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November 9, 2012
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Recently Joaquin Phoenix rattled the film industry when he dismissed the Academy Awards during an interview with Interview magazine, as ‘bullshit’ and the ‘worst-tasting carrot’ he had ever had in his whole life. But when Husam Sam Asi (ukscreen.com) chat to him at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills where he has come to promote his new movie The Master, the two-time Academy nominee denied using the word carrot.

“I don’t know what the context of the conversation was. I don’t remember,” he says, recomposing himself. “I think there’s a lot of truth and wonderful things that are said at the awards and sometimes there are candidates that really deserve the kind of recognition up there, but often times there is the elements of political campaigns that feel false. I think that kind of phoniness overwhelms me and I think that’s maybe what I meant, but, listen, there are wonderful artists that wouldn’t have the opportunity to create if it weren’t for the recognitions that they get so it’s certainly not all bullshit.”

“It breeds a sense of awareness that is not good, particularly when that becomes the goal of actors. So there are some potential hazards that I think you have to be aware of to not let it go to your head.”

“It’s undeniable that my career would be in a very different place if it wasn’t for that experience. Typically I haven’t been in films that have made an exorbitant amount of money and that’s typically how actors oftentimes are allowed to continue to do quality work as they are considered successful.”

“I don’t want to be around 200 people where you just make small talk. You’re going like fuck, I just spent 8 hours at this thing and I was with all these people and I never talked to anybody really. I don’t like that feeling; you always kind of leave feeling a little empty.”

“Sometimes, I think actors don’t really deserve credit for the performances in some ways because I’ve seen performances shaped so much by the director,” Phoenix exclaims. “I guarantee you that if you saw the unedited film, I don’t think you would talk about my performance in a positive way. I think you might say that there were some moments that were good and then you’d say there were things so fucking bad that you can’t imagine that I’m a paid actor. So it’s hard for me ever to take credit for a performance,” he laughs.

“I don’t want to feel like I’m this different thing or that I am like special in some way; it makes me feel funny,” he reflects. “I’m shy and it’s uncomfortable, and you navigate it because you have no choice,” he laughs in resignation.

A lot has been said about Phoenix’s eccentric personality and unpredictable behaviour, which is evidently not completely untrue, but what I also sensed in him was frustration at being misunderstood, dismay at being judged and a yearning to be left alone. ( Husam Sam Asi)

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November 2, 2012
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“What do you mean go back to acting?” Joaquin Phoenix snaps. His turn in Paul Thomas Anderson’s look into the origins of Scientology, The Master, is the mercurial actor’s first film since the self-aggrandising I’m Still Here, in which Phoenix, playing himself, pretended to give up acting to pursue a rap career. He adds: “I play myself in this movie too, you play yourself in every movie.”

Given that in The Master Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, a US Navy veteran trying to build a new life in 1950s postwar America, failing to hold down jobs and looking for salvation from a charismatic cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman), I ask what the similarities are? He responds colourfully, saying he doesn’t care, before adding: “Next question!”

He’s clearly on edge when we meet and seemingly vulnerable, just like many of the characters he’s essayed. So moving on to safer ground we discuss his performance and finally the actor begins to open up. His character walks around with a limp: “Paul [Thomas Anderson] sent me these songs, like 60 songs, and all the lyrics had to do with walking with a limp or having a broken tube, about somebody who was physically battered. It took me a long while to realise what he was saying. I’m a slow learner.”

The film starts with Phoenix simulating sex on a beach with a woman made of sand. As such it’s a role that required Phoenix to have compete faith in the vision of the director of Boogie Nights and There Will be Blood: “I totally trusted Paul, I remember early on that he said, ‘I’m not going to self-modulate at all, I’m just completely going out there and will rely upon you, I want to be able to come in totally open and be able to go in any direction.’ Paul seemed to have a limitless ambition, which is both exciting and frustrating sometimes and makes you feel stupid a lot.”

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October 28, 2012
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We wish him a long life, full of success, love, health, happiness and he continues to inspire us every day!

October 24, 2012
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Is open the voting for the first phase of the People’s Choice Awards 2013! This phase will be defined the five officers listed in each category. The Joaquin is competing in the category FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR!

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Voting runs until the 8th of November and you can vote as many times as you want.

October 22, 2012
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He was nominated for an Oscar for Gladiator but then sabotaged his career by faking a ‘mental breakdown’. Now he is staging a comeback with a movie that has shocked Hollywood

A few months ago, Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix feared that he’d inadvertantly hit the self-destruct button and detonated his career.
The 37-year-old actor had followed huge success with Oscar-nominated roles in Gladiator and as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line with a bizarre documentary called I’m Still Here.
In it, he appeared overweight, shockingly unkempt and apparently on the verge of a mental breakdown, claiming he’d ditched his acting career to reinvent himself as a rap artist.
Before it came out, Phoenix went on U.S. chat show Letterman appearing deluded and incoherent. It was car-crash TV.

A few months ago, Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix feared that he’d inadvertantly hit the self-destruct button and detonated his career.

The 37-year-old actor had followed huge success with Oscar-nominated roles in Gladiator and as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line with a bizarre documentary called I’m Still Here.

In it, he appeared overweight, shockingly unkempt and apparently on the verge of a mental breakdown, claiming he’d ditched his acting career to reinvent himself as a rap artist.

Before it came out, Phoenix went on U.S. chat show Letterman appearing deluded and incoherent. It was car-crash TV. 

It seemed a sadly predictable end for an actor who’d come to the world’s attention when his brother River Phoenix died of an overdose outside LA club the Viper Room in 1993.

Television and radio news had reported the tragedy using a recording of 18-year-old Joaquin’s desperate call for help to the emergency services. 

The roles he played in subsequent years – a disturbed high-school murderer in To Die For, an ill-fated porn shop employee in 8mm – were dark and difficult to like.

Even his breakthrough in Gladiator as Emperor Commodus saw him pale, pasty and embracing Russell Crowe before stabbing him in the ribs.

Few actors’ names are simultaneously associated with both darkness and brilliance.

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