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.

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

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The actors are next set to star together in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot in 2018.

Phoenix’s rep denied the romance report, maintaining they’re just friends.

Wearing a side braid and a cool black dress, the actress was on-site to support the charity, which brings school meals to South African children and counts Rain and Joaquin Phoenix as board members.

The critically acclaimed HBO drama recently put the actress in a controversial sex scene that the Internet won't let go. I had just had Sailor, so it was kind of crazy for me because he was like two months old.

In fact, the Lion actress reportedly skipped the Golden Globes last weekend to “hole up together in the desert” with Phoenix.

The duo reportedly were spotted at We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California.

During a post-ceremony press conference, Phoenix referred to Mara as his girlfriend when speaking about whether he thought he would win Best Actor, The Cut reports.

"Before I came here, I told my girlfriend it was going to be a really good experience because I was going to get crushed and that would be really humbling," he said.

They fell for one another while filming the biblical epic Mary Magdalene.

And Joaquin Phoenix, 42, and Rooney Mara, 31, were pictured together for the first time since their romance emerged on Friday.

During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name.