Soda and Oskar (Dog)
Joaquin Phoenix has two dogs named Soda and Oksar. He adopted Soda, a white Pitbull mix, in 2006, one day before she was going to be euthanized. Phoenix has also shared in an inteerview that the bright white pup is allergic to sunlight and has a specially-made suit so he can take her to the beach. Due to her age, it’s assumed Soda has since passed away. Oskar is a cute little rescue mutt of some kind. As Phoenix doesn’t use social media, we were lucky that his sister Rain shared this photo of his dogs watching Phoenix win an Academy Award in 2020.
October 28, 1974 (49)
Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor, producer, and animal rights activist. Phoenix’s breakout role came in 2000 when he starred in the psychological thriller “Requiem for a Dream.” The film was a critical and commercial success and helped establish Phoenix as a rising star in Hollywood. He went on to star in other critically acclaimed films, such as “Gladiator” and “Walk the Line,” for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
He has worked with acclaimed directors such as Ridley Scott in “Napoleon” and Paul Thomas Anderson in “Inherent Vice” and “The Master”, and has shared the screen with notable actors like Reese Witherspoon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Scarlett Johansson. One of his most iconic collaborations was with Robert De Niro in the 2019 film “Joker,” which earned Phoenix an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Aside from his work on screen, Phoenix is also a passionate advocate for animal welfare. He has been involved with several animal non-profit organizations, including PETA and In Defense of Animals. Phoenix is a vegan and has used his platform to raise awareness about the cruelty of factory farming and the importance of animal rights.
He has also spoken out about the need for action on climate change and has been involved with several environmental organizations, including Amazon Watch and the Rainforest Action Network. Phoenix has also been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and has used his platform to call for an end to systemic racism and police brutality.