Joaquin Phoenix is grateful to Brother River for an Acting Career. Joaquin Phoenix owes his acting career largely to his brother River, who died in 1993.
Without him, he would probably not have been acting, according to the reports,
44-year-old Joaquin said in a touching speech at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“I was 15 or 16, and my brother came home with a video from Raging Bull.
He told me to sit down and watch the movie,” said the Joker actor after receiving the Tribute Actor Award during the show to receive.
“And the next day I woke up and forced me to look at him again.
And he said you are going to act again.
That’s what you have to do. He didn’t ask me, he told me.”
Joaquin is still grateful to his brother for that.
“I am indebted to him because acting has given me such a great life.”
Phoenix received the new oeuvre prize together with Meryl Streep,
who is the first actress to receive the new award.
He will soon be seen as the Joker, the villain from the Batman universe.
The film will premiere at the beginning of October.