Phoenix has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. For recording the soundtrack toWalk the Line, he won theGrammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. He is a social activist and has lent his support to several charities and humanitarian organizations. He is on the board of directors forThe Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization that provides daily meals to school students in the South African town ofSoweto. He is also known for his animal rights advocacy; he has been avegansince the age of three and often campaigns withPETAandIn Defense of Animals.For his lifelong dedication to animal rights, he was named PETA's Person of the Year in 2019.