Phoenix "drowns" in an Oscar-worthy new film release. In a rare
appearance outside his award-winning films, the Oscar nominee is featured in a
brand-new PETA US video that shows him underwater, struggling to breathe and
panicking. As the text explains, "In water, humans drown just as fish
suffocate on land. It's slow and painful and frightening. … Put yourself in
their place. Try to relate. Go vegan". The video was shot by top
photographer Michael Muller.
was 3 years old – to this day it is a vivid memory", Phoenix says of the
moment he connected human and animal suffering. "My family and I were on a
boat, catching fish. As one fish was caught, he was writhing, then he was thrown
against the side of the boat. You couldn't disguise what it was. This was what
we did to animals to eat them. The animal went from a living, vibrant creature
fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers and
In addition to garnering an Academy Award nomination,
Phoenix's work in The Master has
already landed him awards from associations of film critics in Austin, London,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Utah and Vancouver as well as the Venice Film
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