oscars_74_Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix, born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in the Río Piedras sector of San Juan, Puerto Rico, gained international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, a role that earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod, as well as attention from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. But it was his starring role as Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line that earned him some of the best reviews of his career, and a Best Actor nod.

Best Supporting Actor, Gladiator, 73rd Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Actor, Walk the Line, 78th Academy Awards, Nominated

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