Joaquin PhoenixThe former child star turned Oscar winner Gladiator When master. With a career that dates back to the 1980s, Phoenix has earned several Oscar nominations, including Best Actor. walk the line And most recently, he won the Best Actor Award for his performance joker.
in his upcoming film bo is afraid (scheduled to premiere on April 28, 2023) and Ridley Scottof napoleon (Coming in 2023),Method actors continue to play challenging and unconventional characters. Of Phoenix’s impressive and extensive collection of characters, some of his highest-rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes deserve some recognition.
10/10 “Walk the Line” (2005) – 82%
In 1968, as legendary country star Johnny Cash prepares to perform at Folsom State Penitentiary, we reflect on his life and career. From farmer’s son to country rebel in his music, Cash follows his journey through the death of his brother, battling addiction, meeting his lifelong lover June and his Carter. Talk about a defining moment.
walk the lineA stunning biopic about the trials and triumphs of country music icon Johnny Cash. Phoenix was praised for his wondrous portrayal of The Man in Black, his first Best Actor Oscar nomination just a few years after receiving his first nomination for a film directed by Ridley Scott. Gladiator.
9/10 “The Master” (2012) – 84%
A World War II veteran, Freddie struggles with the trauma of war and reintegration into society. He meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a charismatic leader of the religious movement and is welcomed by the organization. While Freddy tries to abide by the rules and teachings, he forges a bond with Dodd, who is seen as a threat by his followers.
master is a slow-burning psychological thriller directed by Paul Thomas Andersonwho is known There Will Be Blood When boogie nightsAccording to Newsweek, Anderson based Hoffman’s character in part on the lives of author John Steinbeck and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. With Phoenix co-starring with Hoffman, Amy Adamsall received Oscar nominations for their performances in this complex drama.
8/10 “Immigration” (2013) – 85%
After World War I, Eva (Marion Cotillard) and sister Magda travel from their post-war hometown in Poland to Ellis Island in New York City. Unfortunately, when Magda leaves Eva alone and forced into quarantine, her sisters are separated until she meets a generous man named Bruno who offers to help her find a way out.
immigration reunite with the phoenix James Gray who directed the actor we own the nightThe film was inspired by the story of Gray’s grandparents who came to America in 1923 and was written specifically for Phoenix and Cotillard, according to IndieWire. The director claimed he was not sure the film would have been made had Phoenix and Cotillard not signed on.
7/10 “Sisters Brothers” (2018) – 87%
brothers, Charlie and Eli (John C. Reilly) is a gunslinger hired to track down and kill a chemist who finds a new way to pan gold. I have to overcome my personality.
Sisters Brothers A neo-Western that was a box office bomb but was praised by critics for its overall performance and fresh story. Phoenix and Riley are an unlikely pair of humorous and adorable co-stars. In an interview with The National Post, Riley said the stars prepared for the film by spending all their time together before and during production.
6/10 “To Die For” (1995) – 88%
Suzanne (Nicole Kidman) was a local weather reporter who always dreamed of becoming a big news anchor. When her husband asks her to spend more time at the restaurant and start her family, Suzanne begins planning ways to get rid of him. She eventually turns to a high school student who enlists to murder her husband.
directed by Gus Van Sant, to die A dark comedy based on the novel of the same name. novels, movies, Pamela Smart, a teacher’s aide who was sent to prison in 1990 for seducing one of her students to convince her to murder her husband. The film is a milestone for Phoenix, being a parent.
5/10 “You weren’t really here” (2017) – 89%
Joe is a gun for hire who specializes in rescuing girls and brutally punishing captives. After a senator’s daughter is kidnapped by a major human trafficking network, Joe is hired to find and rescue her, but along the way, he discovers corruption and abuse of power he can’t turn away from. I discovered that there is a greater force at work.
you were never really here A strong neo-noir thriller from the director. Lynn RamsayPhoenix’s performance is very haunting and offers a slightly homage-laden character. Taxi driverof Travis Bickle. Much like Travis, Phoenix is traumatized by his past military service and, in order to feel useful again, takes on a noble and dangerous cause that may ultimately cost him his life. increase.
4/10 “Hotel Rwanda” (2004) – 91%
Pole (Don Cheadle) and his wife run a hotel together in Rwanda and live happily with their children. Their bliss is shattered when the Hutu forces begin an ethnic cleansing of the Tutsis. Paul and his family open their homes to thousands of refugees, but when UN forces begin to withdraw, Paul must find a way to protect his family and the refugees from the Hutu forces.
Hotels Rwanda tell a true story of Pole When Tatiana Rusesabagina Phoenix provided refuge to refugees during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Phoenix plays an American journalist named Jack who is assigned to document horrific events and ends up using alcohol as a way to deal with the trauma.
3/10 “Parenthood” (1989) – 92%
A perfectionist father struggles to accept his children’s imperfections and is dealing with siblings who have family issues such as divorce and unplanned pregnancies. Through patience, support, and more patience, each family can work together to solve problems and remember the importance of loving family members no matter who they are.
directed by Ron Howard, being a parent It was Phoenix’s first major film role and an opportunity for the young actor to work with stars such as; Steve Martin, Diane Wiest When Rick MoranisPhoenix was nominated for Best Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards for playing Wiest’s withdrawn son.
2/10 “Come on, come on” (2021) – 94%
Johnny’s is an emotionally broken radio journalist who travels the country interviewing children, asking them about their hopes and dreams for the future. The two move from state to state as he is left to care for his nephew Jesse. Because Jessie offers Johnny a new perspective and stimulates Johnny’s unknown emotions for the first time.
come on come on is a heartwarming independent A24 film, Mike Mills It was Phoenix’s first film to spring from the success of his performance in Joker. The film premiered at the 48th Annual Telluride Film Festival in Colorado and was widely praised by audiences and critics alike as one of the actor’s best ever performances.
1/10 “She” (2013) – 94%
Theodore is a sensitive romantic who makes a living by writing personal letters to others. After being heartbroken at the end of his marriage, he found a mate in Samantha, her AI host in the new operating system. As Theodore spends most of his time conversing with her SAM, he realizes he’s in love with his virtual assistant.
directed by Spike Jones, Girlfriend It was also written by Jonze, who early on had Phoenix in mind for the role of Theodore. scarlett johansson She is in charge of the voice of Samantha. Chris Pratt and Phoenix’s future partners, Rooney MaraOther stars such as Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader When Brian Cox Lend their voices to the characters in this modern romance, too.
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