Phoenix hails 'greatest' role as 'Joker' hits Toronto

Joker 2019 Review

"No, definitely not", he told, shooting down the possibility of Pattinson's Batman and Phoenix's Joker appearing in the same movie. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker performance is no joke. The actor's interview with The New York Times includes a revelation from "Joker" director and co-writer Todd Phillips that Phoenix dislikes the inclusion of Thomas Wayne in the film's script.

Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix. "I don't know who's really giving me this award, who's responsible for this or why", he told the crowd.

"I mean honestly, it wasn't an easy decision at first. But in the long run, I think he got it and appreciated it".

De Niro said he "understood all the connections" but had signed up for the project because of director Phillips. "It's rare to explore characters like that in any movies, but specifically in the superhero genre". Picture: Warner Bros. Who wrote the score for Joker? "Joaquin is one of the greats and when he digs into a character, he does it like nobody else and he just went for it".

Joker played to a packed house in Toronto and, as it unsettlingly and violently delivered the villain origin story it promised, reminded audiences why it was such a controversial play out of Venice.

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"It started becoming something more than I could have anticipated and it was one of the greatest experiences of my career".

"There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix". At some point you, you gotta say are you in or out.' And he said, 'That's not how you do it'.

With a role that's been tailor-made for him, it's hard to imagine Phoenix will do anything short of stunning with Joker.

Time will ultimately tell, but it's looking like Joaquin Phoenix will be putting on a happy face come awards season, knowing that he delivered the best iteration of the Joker yet.

The star, who is generating Oscar buzz for his menacing, psychologically dark portrayal of comic book character The Joker, was speaking after being presented with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award.

Of course, the best thing would be not to compare, because the safest thing is that after the premiere of this new film, each of them leaves us with a very different Joker from each other, but to find out we will have to wait until October 4, 2019.

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