That was over 22 years ago in 2000.
Today he is 47, and has starred in 45 movies in total, 32 since Gladiator was released.
In Gladiator, I think Joaquin Phoenix looks:
Gladiator scores 8 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Joaquin Phoenix's first acting role was as 'Robby Ellsworth' in Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia, released in 1984 when he was 9.