Joaquin Phoenix quotes

Born
October 28, 1974, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Occupation
Actor.

Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor. His first major film release was in the film Space Camp (1986).

I still think that movies are amazing; I respect actors and directors.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I always have the fear that, if I don’t commit 100 percent to my work, then it’s gonna suffer.
– Joaquin Phoenix

For me, I’d rather have an intense experience than not.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’ve worked with a lot of people on music and often times those things don’t work out.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Acting is real important to me. I love it, and it’s something I care about.
– Joaquin Phoenix

You’re always thinking, What’s the next move – the career, the money.
– Joaquin Phoenix

There was a time when I read a script and I just got excited about the possibilities.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I think the day that I become comfortable doing interviews and going on talk shows is the day that I don’t know what it is to be a human being anymore.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’m incredibly lazy!
– Joaquin Phoenix

You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.
– Joaquin Phoenix

No, I don’t want to talk about River. I have nothing to say about it that I would want to be public.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t know why I always get to play these guys who have few redeeming features. But don’t knock it. Villains are much more fun.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Well, I think that you know, I threatened myself with quitting after every movie. But I think everybody does that, right?
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t spend most of my life in front of the media.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Whether you think a film will affect society or it’s plain entertainment, it’s all excellent, it’s all noble.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’d see child actors and I’d get so jealous, because they’re just completely wide open.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’m vomiting days before I start shooting a new movie.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn’t really matter to me at all.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I know if I’m lost in the moment or not.
– Joaquin Phoenix

When I decide to do something, I stick with it, total commitment.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Once I became a total buffoon, it was so liberating.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I enjoy humour more than anything, I don’t really sit around banging my head and crying all the time.
– Joaquin Phoenix

The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I’m trying to rectify my wrongs.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t know a single person in life that doesn’t have conflict.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I guess my experience with some stuff is kind of abstract.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I would try and sing along with bands that I like but it sounded so atrocious that I couldn’t.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it’s just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.
– Joaquin Phoenix

For me, I guess I’m the acting equivalent of somebody that jumps off buildings and parachutes.
– Joaquin Phoenix

When I look back I can’t believe how my parents managed, but the cliche is true. We didn’t have money, but we were rich in so many other ways.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t think one should be comfortable standing on a stage with people applauding and laughing at every stupid thing you say.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’ve always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.
– Joaquin Phoenix

You can take that ‘I’m an artiste’ stuff to the wrong extreme, too.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I’m not technical.
– Joaquin Phoenix

It’s hard for me to put my feelings into words.
– Joaquin Phoenix

Every movie soaks into you for a certain amount of time.
– Joaquin Phoenix