He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.He has subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line (2005) and for his role as Freddie Quell, a sex-obsessed alcoholic World War II veteran in the drama film The Master (2012), which won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
The Holy Mass for the World Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park is expected to attract thousands of pilgrims from Ireland and from around the world.
The previous visit by a sitting Pontiff to Ireland was in 1979 when Pope John Paul II also said Mass in Phoenix Park to crowd of 1.25 million people.
After appearing in the CBS television film Kids Don't Tell (1985), Phoenix made his theatrical film debut in Space Camp (1986) as Max, a 12-year-old who goes to Kennedy Space Center to learn about the NASA space program and undergoes amateur astronaut training.
He guest starred in the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "A Very Happy Ending" in the same year, playing a child who blackmails a hitman (played by Robert Loggia) into killing his father (John Aprea).
Arlyn left her family in 1968 and moved to California, later meeting Phoenix's father while hitchhiking.
They married in 1969, then joined a religious cult, the Children of God, and began traveling throughout South America. Around this time, Joaquin began calling himself "Leaf", desiring to have a nature-related name like his siblings, inspired by spending time outdoors raking leaves with his father.
He has been a vegan since the age of three and campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals. He is the third of five children, including River (1970–1993), Rain (born 1972), Liberty (born 1976) and Summer (born 1978) all of whom have also acted.
Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in the Río Piedras district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U. He also has a half-sister named Jodean (born 1964) from a previous relationship of his father's.
Pope John Paul II also addressed crowds in Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway.