There is no doubt that the American actor joaquin phoenix (48) is one of the most versatile and multifaceted actors in the Hollywood industry. And it is that the talented artist is capable of interpreting roles as dark and sinister as Commodus (in “Gladiator”) or the Joker himself (“Joker”), to later give life to an obsessed romantic as in “Her” or Johnny Cash himself in “Johnny and June: Passion and Madness”. And in all they tend to shine equally!
For this very reason, then, the sensational success of his films is not surprising. And while she’s not going to be part of the cast of “gladiator 2“, the spin off of the 2000 film that was already confirmed by the same director (Ridley Scott), joaquin phoenix He is already working on the “Joker” sequel project. But, far from these frightening roles, his first film role was obtained at the age of 12 and with a film that did not have much of an impact.
Take a breath before seeing Joaquin Phoenix, Comfortable in “Gladiator” in his first film and only 12 years old
In 2000, with “Gladiator”, joaquin phoenix and his impersonation of the wicked and jealous Emperor Commodus earned the hatred of all the spectators. And it is that his role made him one of the most hated villains in the history of cinema, precisely in a film that became a classic of those that should not be missed. In 2013, meanwhile, with “Her” we find a slightly more reserved and introverted character, although obsessed and in love with an electronic device. And in what was his last great role (“Joker”, 2019) we saw him again in a deranged role.
However, long before these 3 roles -just to mention some of the most remembered-, the debut of joaquin phoenix on the big screen it was much calmer and lighter. In 1986, Phoenix was one of the protagonists of the movie “Space Camp”, also translated into Spanish as “Campo Espacial” or “SOS: Equipo Azul”.
At only 12 years old, the face of joaquin phoenix he contained all the tenderness of a child of that age. With a smile on his pristine face and hair closer to blonde, the actor played one of the students who arrive at a training and practice camp for NASA astronauts. Joaquin Phoenix’s character becomes part of the Blue Team, which -by mistake- is sent on a mission in real outer space and outside of any practice.