The Extraordinary Life of Joaquin Phoenix

The beginning of his career

Joaquin’s family was very poor, and in order to support the family, he and his siblings performed at different talent competitions, both singing, and playing musical instruments. His mother then got a job as one of NBC’s executive secretaries, while his father was a landscape architect.

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Iris Burton was a leading children’s agent in Hollywood, noticed the children and got them all work as actors. 

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