Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Joaquin Phoenix

The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognised it, as did my brothers and sisters."

Vegan activist and vegan since the age of 3 after a fishing trip with his parents where he became aware of where meat came from.

American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. For his work as an actor,Phoenix is best known for his starring roles in Gladiator (2000) and Walk the Line (2005), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Phoenix started his career by appearing in episodes on television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989). He received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably in the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995). Some of his other notable films include the satire film Buffalo Soldiers (2001), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the animated film Brother Bear (2003), the historical drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the romantic drama Two Lovers (2008), the drama The Immigrant (2013), and the romantic science fiction drama Her (2013).

He is a dedicated animal rights activist, campaigning for PETA and In Defense of Animals, and he also narrated Earthlings (2006), a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals.