Joaquin Phoenix was superb in Walk the Line. What is he doing now?
—MariLynne Distefano, Burke, Texas
Phoenix, 33, is an actor who's not averse to taking parts in smaller, independent movies, which often don't make the same splash as Walk the Line. Watch for him in the upcoming Two Lovers with Gwyneth Paltrow. Based in New York, he doesn't participate in the Hollywood scene and avoids headlines with his private life. His most public romance, with actress Liv Tyler, ended in 1998. He is a vegan and refuses to wear clothing or movie costumes made with animal skin.