Walk The Line (2006)
Joaquin Phoenix plays ‘The Man in Black’, Johnny Cash in a warts of all portrayal of his life up until his career defining performance at Folsom Prison. The heart of the story is Johnny’s relationship with June Carter and how his desire and longing to be with her is nearly derailed by his addictions. Cash’s story is one of tremendous talent that is nearly overcome by darkness.
Kathy Cash, his daughter from his first marriage, was unhappy with the portrayal of her Mother Vivian and the omission of his children and the impact his addictions had on them. However, Cash and Carter’s son John replied that the point of the story was the love affair between his parents. The biopic garnered universal acclaim and an Oscar win for Reese Witherspoon.