Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix.

His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989).

Phoenix was attending the festival to promote his new movie role, in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' in which he plays a thinly-veiled representation of L Ron Hubbard, the founder of The Church of Scientology.

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To this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards.

Some of his other notable films include the satire film Buffalo Soldiers (2001), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the animated film Brother Bear (2003), the historical drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the documentary Earthlings (2005), the romantic drama Two Lovers (2008), the drama The Immigrant (2013), the romantic science fiction drama Her (2013), the crime comedy-drama film Inherent Vice (2014), and the thriller You Were Never Really Here (2017), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Her film credits are fairly extensive and start back as far as 1984 when she was featured in the film Airwolf.

Since then she’s done a fair amount of movies and even become musically inclined over the years.

Phoenix's spokeswoman, Susan Patricola, denied the affair ever took place, saying: "Can you have a romance without going on a date?

with the 26 year-old model and actress on his arm and according to New York Daily News, the pair are now something of an item.is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist.He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the biopic Milk (2008).During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name.He later went back to his birth name, Joaquín, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably in the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995) and the period film Quills (2000).Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in episode 112 of Little House on the Prairie (December 4, 1974), directed by his father Leo Penn.