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'Joker' fame Joaquin Phoenix turned a vegan at 3, named PETA person of the year

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'Joker' star Joaquin Phoenix has been named 2019 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Phoenix turned vegan at the age of three and has been a longtime supporter of the animal rights organization. "Phoenix never misses an opportunity to turn the spotlight away from himself and onto animals' plight and to set a great example of walking the vegan walk," PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said