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Joaquin Phoenix gets TIFF Tribute Actor Award for The Joker and thanks his brother River

Joaquin Phoenix at Toronto Film Festival thanked his brother River Phoenix, who died in 1993, for encouraging him to get into acting."River had a VHS copy of a movie called Raging Bull and he sat

me down and made me watch it. And the next day he woke me up, and he made me watch it again. And he said, ‘You’re going to start acting again; this is what you’re going to do.' He didn’t ask me, he told me. And I am indebted to him for that, because acting has given me such an incredible life."

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