Joaquin Phoenix is celebrating his fourth Oscar nomination. This past year was a big one for him with the universal praise for his performance in the violent 2020 Todd Phillips movie “Joker.” That role is coming off of two highly acclaimed films from the previous year — as a gun-for-hire in Lynne Ramsay‘s “You Were Never Really Here” and Jacques Audiard‘s Western, “The Sisters Brothers,” for which Audiard won the Best Director prize at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.
Phoenix has been no stranger to awards circles. He has been nominated for three other Academy Awards (“Gladiator,” “Walk the Line,” “The Master”), five Golden Globe Awards (including a win for 2005’s “Walk the Line” and “Joker”) and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Original text by Tom O’Brien.
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