Gunman arrested, hostages freed after Ukraine president’s call | AFP

President Zelensky apparently carried out one of the demands when he recorded a Facebook video calling on people to watch the 2005 documentary film “Earthlings”. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, the film chronicles the harsh treatment of animals at the hands of humans.

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Phoenix, Zellweger, among Oscar winners at Vanity Fair

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West and Timothee Chalamet attend the star-studded Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles. (Feb. 10)

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ShowBiz Minute: Oscars

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” becomes the first non-English language film to win best picture at the Oscars; Acting awards go to Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern; On the red carpet, showbiz royalty went for classic looks and Old Hollywood glamor, while Spike Lee paid tribute to Kobe Bryant in a Lakers purple jacket. (Feb. 10)

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Final stop for Oscar winners? Engraving bar

Stars including Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho get their Oscar statuettes engraved at the Governors Ball. (Feb. 10)

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Making Oscar history, ‘Parasite’ wins best picture

‘Parasite’ has won the best picture Oscar, becoming the first foreign-language film to take home the biggest honor in the business. Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Oscar for ‘Joker.’ (Feb. 10)

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‘1917’ wins big at BAFTAs, as Phoenix slams lack of diversity

“1917” won seven awards at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, including best picture and best director, while best actor winner Joaquin Phoenix slammed the lack of diversity at the awards in his acceptance speech, saying it sent “a very clear message to people of color that ‘You’re not welcome here.’” (Feb. 2)

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Highlights from the 26th Annual SAG Awards

The cast of “Parasite,” Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, and others accept acting awards. (January 19)

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Oscar best actor nominees announced | AFP

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for the best actor Oscar, which will be handed out on February 9 in Hollywood. The nominees are: Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix and Jonathan Pryce. SOUNDBITE

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Jane Fonda brings stars for last DC climate rally

Jane Fonda returned to Washington, DC for her final Fire Drill Friday in the nation’s capital. She brought along famous friends including Joaquin Phoenix, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen and Amber Valletta. (Jan. 10)

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Phoenix would need to ‘feel inspired’ to return to Joker

Speaking backstage, Joaquin Phoenix was reluctant to answer questions about his Golden Globe-winning performance in “Joker,” and discussed the possibility of a sequel. (Jan. 6)

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Joaquin Phoenix on award: ‘Part of me thinks this is ridiculous’

The 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival winners included Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. (Jan. 3)

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Hollywood hits desert at first awards event of 2020

Joaquin Phoenix brought his mom Arlyn and Jennifer Lopez brought her husband Alex Rodriguez as stars hit the red carpet at the Palm Springs film festival. (Jan. 2)

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‘Joker’ movie stairs now popular tourist draw

The New York City staircase where Joaquin Phoenix danced in the “Joker” movie has become a popular tourist attraction. (Oct. 28)

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Tourists from all over the world flock to ‘Joker’ stairs in the Bronx | AFP

The 132 steps linking Shakespeare Avenue to Anderson Avenue in the Bronx are far from New York City’s tourist hotspots. But visitors from all over the world are now flocking after seeing Joaquin Phoenix dance on these stairs in “Joker” – creating mixed feelings among local residents.

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Joaquin Phoenix premieres ‘Joker’ with family

It was a family affair as “Joker” premiered in Los Angeles, with star Joaquin Phoenix joined by siblings Summer and Rain and girlfriend Rooney Mara. (Sept. 30)

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‘Joker’ director: Film shouldn’t be linked to real-life violence

Writer-director Todd Phillips says it isn’t fair to link his film “Joker” to real-world violence. And star Joaquin Phoenix says he felt uncomfortable while making the movie — and is pleased that audiences have had equally strong reactions. (Sept. 24)

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Phoenix ‘insecure’ about ‘Joker’ research

Joaquin Phoenix discusses the effect of losing so much weight to play the title role in “Joker” and how he doesn’t want to reveal who he studied for the part. (Sept. 24)

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ShowBiz Minute: Maddow, Phoenix, ‘Downton Abbey’

One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million; Joaquin Phoenix pays tribute to late brother River at TIFF; The “Downton Abbey” movie has its world premiere in London. (Sept. 9)

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‘The Sisters Brothers’ cast walks red carpet in Deauville

French director Jacques Audiard presents his first film in English, “The Sisters Brothers”, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, at the Deauville American Film Festival in France.

Phoenix suggested Mara for ‘Don’t Worry…’

At the Los Angeles premiere of his latest movie “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” director Gus Van Sant says Joaquin Phoenix suggested Rooney Mara should play his love interest in the movie. (July 12)

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Joaquin Phoenix: ‘To Die For’ ‘really changed me as an actor’

Joaquin Phoenix says his experience as a 19-year-old on the set of Gus Van Sant’s “To Die For” “really changed me as an actor.” (Feb. 6)

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Phoenix premieres new Van Sant film at Sundance

At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Joaquin Phoenix talks about playing alcoholic quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan in Gus Van Sant’s new movie, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.” (Jan. 20)

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