Photos of Joaquin Phoenix through the years.

Credit: ABC / Fred Lee

Joaquin Phoenix on "Good Morning America" on Dec. 9, 2014.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures'/ Wilson Webb

Joaquin Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello in Warner Bros. Pictures' and IAC Films' "Inherent Vice." The film releases on Dec. 12, 2014.

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Joaquin Phoenix, as Larry "Doc" Sportello, and Katherine Waterston as Shasta Fay Hepworth in Warner Bros. Pictures' and IAC Films' "Inherent Vice."

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Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest "Inherent Vice" in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

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Joaquin Phoenix attends the Centerpiece Gala Presentation and World Premiere of "Inherent Vice" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Oct. 4, 2014 in Manhattan.

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