“Joaquin is willing to put himself into the most troubling and personal and exposing of places, which is all you can ask from an actor. Frankly, it’s very difficult for me to work with him. I’m not comfortable with torture. But I will work with him in a second, because he’s that good" -James Gray
“I knew he’d be good, but I can’t say that I expected what we got. I love watching him, and I get the impression people don’t understand that there’s actually a truly inventive and disciplined actor there, which I guess is great" -Paul Thomas Anderson
“As soon as I met him, I realized he was so open and genuine and doesn’t take himself seriously at all. There’s nothing pretentious about Joaquin, even though a lot of people think that. I realized there was this side to him I hadn’t seen on screen that much" -Spike Jonze
Congratulations on a fantastic acting career Joaquin Phoenix!