Although his early years were more dramatic than any of his film roles, Phoenix's life seems to have stabilized in adulthood. As children, the Phoenix siblings — including Summer and the late Ri...
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Dated Liv Tyler for several years (reportedly broke up in 1998). The two met on the set of Inventing the Abbotts.|
|Starred in two M. Night Shyamalan movies: Signs, in which he replaced the ailing Mark Ruffalo, and The Village.|
|Performed his own vocals in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.|
|Changed his first name to Leaf as a child partially because few people properly pronounced Joaquin; changed it back in the early '90s.|
|Spent childhood traveling through Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Mexico with his Christian missionary parents.|
|Broke into acting on brother River Phoenix's TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.|
|Voluntarily checked himself into a rehab facility in April 2005 to treat his alcoholism.|
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