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Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator

Joaquin Phoenix (1974 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Gladiator (2000) [Commodus]: Stabbed in the throat with his own dagger by the mortally-wounded Russell Crowe at the end of a battle in the arena. (Since Russell Crowe's character never actually existed. the historical fact is that Commodus was strangled in his bathtub by a wrestler after a long reign).
  • Ladder 49 (2004) [Jack Morrison]: Burned to death (or dies of smoke inhalation) after being trapped in a burning building that collapses around him; the scene cuts away to a scene of John Travolta informing Jacinda Barrett of Joaquin's death.
  • Walk the Line (2005) [Johnny Cash]: Dies (off-screen) of diabetes-related illness; the movie ends before his death, but it is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end.
  • Irrational Man (2015) [Professor Abe Lucas]: Accidentally falls to his death down an elevator shaft when he slips on a flashlight while trying to push Emma Stone into the shaft.
  • You Were Never Really Here (2017) [Joe]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the head while sitting at a dinner. (This turns out to be Phoenix fantasy and he survives in reality).
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) [John Callahan]: Dies (off-screen) of respiratory problems and complications from his quadriplegia; his death is mentioned in the closing text when a photo of the real John Callahan appears.
  • Mary Magdalene (2018) [Jesus Christ]: Dies by crucificition, as Rooney Mara looks on; he is resurrected three days later, and speaks to Rooney.

TV DeathsEdit

  • None Known

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Brother of River, Rain, Liberty and Summer Phoenix.


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