Ten fun facts about Joseph Fiennes

Fact 1
His full birth name is Joseph Alberic Iscariot Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes.

Fact 2
The majority of characters that this actor has portrayed are writers. He acted as William Shakespeare in the much acclaimed move, “Shakespeare in Love”.

Fact 3
Joseph has fraternal twin brother named Jacob Mark Fiennes.

Fact 4
In 1998 Joseph Fiennes played two characters in two different films where he played a man that cheated on the woman he was with. Both the women he “cheated” on went on to be nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award that year. They were Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Fact 5
In 1999 he was selected by People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Sexiest” stars in Hollywood.

Fact 6
Roman Polanski asked Fiennes to take the lead role in his Academy Award winning film “The Pianist”. Unfortunately he had to turn the role due to another commitment.

Fact 7
He is the ambassador of a charity called “The Prince’s Trust”. This is just one of the many charities which he is involved in. He is known for attempting to get his co-stars in films to join up with the charities he supports.

Fact 8
Joseph lost 21 pounds when preparing for his role in the 2005 film “The Great Raid”.

Fact 9
He turned down the lead role in the Francis Ford Coppola film “Youth Without Youth”.

Fact 10
Joseph Fiennes has publicly revealed that he suffers from dyslexia.

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Short about Joseph Fiennes
Is an English stage and film actor and younger brother of famous film star Ralph Fiennes.

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