The Joker star, Puerto Rico-born actor, and social activist Joaquin Phoenix has been part of Hollywood since 1985 and has played many significant roles throughout his career.
For those who don't know Joaquin Phoenix Oscar Winner , his various roles have made him popular among Hollywood film fans. His acting in multiple roles got his various accolades, like academy award nominations for movies like Gladiator (2000), Walk the Line (2005), her (2013), and The Master (2012), and he won the best actor award for Joker (2019) movie role.
That made the whole family go vegan when they settled in the United States of America.
He hopes to raise his son vegan, just like his parents, Joaquin and Mara Rooney. But do not want to force him into anything, but fast food is off the table for the menu. He wants his son River to make his own choices but needs to be truthful about where the food comes from.
We all remember this line from the much-acclaimed Joker movie.
He interviewed Vanity Fair and said he was three and saw live fish being killed when his family was relocating from Venezuela to Miami on a cargo ship. He saw all this with his brother and sister, which distressed them.
He said, "I have a vivid memory of my mom's face, which—I have seen that same face maybe one other time, where she was completely speechless because we yelled at her. 'How come you didn't tell us that's what fish was?' I remember tears streaming down her face.… She didn't know what to say."
“We go into the natural world and plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to inseminate a cow artificially, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable.
Then we take her milk that's intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. And I think we fear the idea of personal change because we think that we have to sacrifice something, to give something up, but human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious.
And I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and the environment.”
He has been vegan since he was three years of age. Still, in the early 2000s, when Joaquin Phoenix saw the documentary Earthlings, he decided to go completely vegan due to understanding the exploitation of animals. After that, he has been very vocal about this point anywhere he goes and strongly supports veganism.
In an interview, Phoenix said he was "never really attached "to dairy and meat products. And his reason for becoming vegan was that he "just didn't want to eat animals." He was motivated to go vegan by the meat and dairy industry's environmental impact and the health benefits of veganism.
Phoenix said in an interview with VegNews, "When we were younger, and we went vegan, it wasn't about health. We did it because of our understanding of animal agriculture. It was just about compassion. But now we're becoming aware of our consumption's impact on the entire planet.
Who doesn't remember his lines from Oscar awards when he won the best actor award and outright spoke the bitter truth, made all listeners numb for a time, and made everyone think at least once about animal rights? It inspired many people worldwide, making them switch to a vegan diet and plant-based food for their day-to-day life.
He also said that animal rights are the most essential pillar of his life and that climate change is imminent if we do not adopt a plant-based diet. Phoenix and his partner, Rooney Mara, are spreading awareness for animal rights.
He used his platform, which led him to change the menu at Academy Awards, the screen guild awards, the Critics' choice award, and the golden globes to Vegan.
Joaquin is known to bring vegan meals on sets of his films and wear only synthetic material clothes that align with his values.
He said that people who are not celebrities also contribute to animal rights using their platforms and changing people's perspectives.
With his popularity and platform, he has promoted anything he wants and influenced people too. He said, "The greatest gift that it has given me and many of us in this room is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless."
Phoenix has worked with organizations like PETA to advertise veganism and Mercy to spread awareness for animal rights.
Peta named him Person of the Year in 2019, and he worked with Peta on dog leathers, exotic skins fishing, and the turkey industry.
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said this about Phoenix's work "Joaquin Phoenix never misses an opportunity to turn the spotlight away from himself and onto animals' plight and to set a great example of walking the vegan walk,"
Joaquin Phoenix has a joint list of earlier winners of the same award, like Pope Francis, Oprah Winfrey, Anjelica Huston, Olivia Munn, Alicia Silverstone, and Eva Mendes, who has worked with PETA and worked in the well-being of animals.
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Joaquin Phoenix: the enigma of Hollywood, the Chameleon of the silver screen, the animal rights activist we need, and the best vegan celebrity we get today.”