In June 2006 he won a Golden Dolphin for career achievement. A Golden Dolphin is an award given at the Festroia International Film Festival.
As of 2006 he lives in Santa Monica, CA.
As of 2006 he has been married three times. He is currently married to his third wife.
He is know to have released a CD with his band "Real Companhia".
On an interview at the Golden Globes he said he was a fan of Paul Giamatti's work, especially in the movie "Sideways".
The reason he first went to America was the fact his wife got a piano scolarship in New York.
His first wife was an Austrian pianist.
He is known to have lost the part of Bishop Aringarosa to Alfred Molina in the movie "The Da Vinci Code". Joaquim was the favourite for the part, but a last-minute meeting beetween Ron Howard and Alfred Molina granted Molina the part.
His favourite directors are Milan Kundera and Gabriel García Márquez.
He is known as the Latin Phil Hartman.
He is known to have attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Intitute in New York.
Joaquim is 5'8" tall.
He worked as a gardener at the Embassy of Zaire in Austria.
His favourite movie is the 1954 film "Rear Window" by Alfred Hitchock , starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
In order to pay for his studies, he worked as a barman and waiter in New York
Joaquim became a citizen of the U.S. on October 28, 2005.
Joaquim speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German fluently.
His nickname is Quim.
Joaquim: A lot of times you feel somebody staring at you. But it's the kind of stare that you say, "He's not recognizing me..." And finally they say, "I apologize for staring. I couldn't figure out who you were -- but I knew you were dangerous."
Joaquim: Believe me, you get tired of dying. I'm getting bored with machine guns. Once they had me die of a heart attack, and that was something new. I enjoyed that very much.
Joaquim: I rarely am cast as a bad guy in Europe. In the States, it's always the elegantly dressed bad guy. When you have a foreign raspy low voice, that helps.