Joaquin Phoenix was born on Oct. 28, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His film debut was in SpaceCamp, followed by a starring role in Russkies. He played a small-town troublemaker in U Turn, a locked-up drug scapegoat in Return to Paradise, and a porn store clerk in 8MM. He became a star in Gladiator as the emperor Commodus. He played a dock worker in The Yards and a priest in charge of Marquis de Sade’s asylum in Quills. He portrayed Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. Phoenix played a nightclub manager in We Own the Night and a bachelor torn between Two Lovers. He starred in the romantic scifi drama Her, the crime comedy-drama Inherent Vice, and portrayed Jesus in Mary Magdalene. He starred in the thriller You Were Never Really Here and the historical novel The Sisters Brothers. He currently plays the DC Comics character Joker.
Angelina Jolie Voight (daughter of Jon Voight) was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles. She learned the acting craft from her parents, and at age 11 studied and performed in stage productions at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She had strong roles in the TV movies True Women and George Wallace. In Gia she played a supermodel involved with drugs who died of AIDS. She rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted, a true story of women in a psychiatric hospital. She played the title role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (and sequels). She continued her action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted and Salt. Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent, a live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty. Her current role is in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME
1. When did the original The Addams Family TV series begin?
2. In Zombieland: Double Tap, “double tap” refers to which of Columbus’ rules in the first film?
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be released on what year anniversary of Sleeping Beauty?
4. What was the “fake” title of Joker while it was being filmed?
DID YOU KNOW...
The character of The Joker was inspired by a photo of the character Gwynplaine from the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs.
DID YOU KNOW...
This month in 1984, The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, was released. The sixth film in the series, Terminator: Dark Fate, opens this November.
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