Wednesday 19 December 2018

This is what Joaquin Phoenix looks like now

Joaquin Phoenix attends 'Her' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Joaquin Phoenix attends 'Her' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Actor Joaquin Phoenix attends the 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Theater on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Joaquin Phoenix attends the 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Theater on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "Her" at DGA Theater on December 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Joaquin Phoenix attends the Headline Gala Screening and UK Premiere of "You Were Never Really Here" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)
Joaquin Phoenix attends the "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot" Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
At one point Joaquin Phoenix had so much hair he was unrecognisable. This Hollywood hunk should stick to the clean shave look.
Joaquin Phoenix does not feel comfortable with the publicity that comes with his job
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Joaquin Phoenix has always been a little...let's be polite here, quirky.

He's in an already very exclusive club of Best Actor Oscar winners, but it's clear he sees himself as a true artist and visionary. The 43-year-old actor is in Park City, Utah to premiere his latest film Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot at Sundance Film Festival sporting his latest look of slicked back hair and letting his natural colour come through with a grey beard.

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix attends the 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot' Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Theater on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

He's been sporting longer hair for most of the last decade, but his new 'do would make late '80s Robert Deniro beam with pride. Phoenix is a man who likes to experiment with his appearance, predominantly for his roles, and back in 2010, he starred in a faux documentary I'm Still Here which he took a little too seriously when cameras stopped rolling.

Phoenix mightn't be part of tabloid culture save for the occasional appearance on the Daily Mail's 'sidebar of shame', but with three Oscar nominations under his belt, he can afford to be picky - and look however he likes.

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Joaquin Phoenix attends the "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot" Premiere during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

In his current film, he plays a quadriplegic cartoonist, which has sparked outrage from disability rights groups who have taken issue with the fact that an able-bodied person was cast in the part instead of a genuinely disabled actor.

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