Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is an American actor, music video director, producer, musician, and social activist. He started his career as a child actor. He has earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as nominations for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Award, and BAFTA Award.
Aside from his acting career, he has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing movies and television shows. His contributions to the nonprofit sector are vast as noted by http://www.looktothestars.org/. For example, he secretly helped as a Red Cross volunteer after Hurricane Katrina. And among other things, he has lent his talent to recording vides for nonprofits including The Art of Elysium, who stated this: ““Joaquin Phoenix actually lives love and helps our children deal with fear thru creativity. He joined The Art of Elysium family in 2005 and has helped the organization reach more artists to share their talents with our children. His talent, creativity and passion are an inspiration to us, to our artists and most importantly to the very special children we have the privilege of working with. We love having him as our Angel.”
The list of his involvement with charities is long, click here for more.