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EntertainmentJoaquin Phoenix's Joker laugh inspired by real-life medical condition

16:35  16 august  2019
16:35  16 august  2019 Source:   covermg.com

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Physician describes the medical condition - Pseudobulbar Affect - that Joaquin Phoenix uses as inspiration for his now iconic Joker laugh .

Joaquin Phoenix has opened up about his work as the Joker in Todd Phillips’ upcoming origin story for the iconic comic-book villain, revealing the real - life condition that inspired Arthur Fleck’ s laugh . The Oscar-nominated actor told Italian publication Il Vernerdi, via Digital Spy, that he looked at the

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Joaquin Phoenix studied sufferers of a neurological disorder to prepare for his Joker role.

The 44-year-old plays the titular character in Todd Phillips' movie, which focuses on how failed comedian Arthur Fleck becomes the iconic Batman villain.

Trailers for the film featured Joaquin in creepy clown make-up, as well as laughing maniacally, and the Oscar-nominated actor has explained the disturbing inspiration for his take on the Joker.

"I started (with the laugh). I watched videos of people suffering from pathological laughter, a neurological disorder that makes individuals laugh uncontrollably," he told Italian magazine Il Venerdi.

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In ' Joker ', Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a man with pseudobulbar affect, a real medical condition that causes uncontrollable outbursts of laughter. And while the script never names the Joker ' s disorder, it' s based on a real - life medical condition called pseudobulbar affect.

Joaquin Phoenix suffers from Pseudobulbar affect in the recently released film, Joker . (Source: File Photo). The Joker ’s maniacal laughter stands for unbridled menace in the DC comic book universe In the film, Phoenix ’ s Arthur Fleck is shown to have the condition , as a result of which he experiences

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Pathological laughter is often linked to an underlying neurological disorder, like multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injuries.

In one clip from the Joker trailer, Joaquin's character can be seen being beaten and left for dead in an alleyway, which fans speculated could be the reason for Arthur Fleck's decline into madness.

Set in New York City in the early 1980s, the low-budget R-rated origin story is based on the DC Comics psychopath who terrorises Gotham City and superhero Batman.

Phillips previously revealed that the standalone movie contains completely original material as he and co-writer Scott Silver pulled absolutely nothing from the comics.

Joaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role

Joaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role "There was a lot of fear" Joaquin Phoenix may have dodged opportunities to play both Hulk and Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , but a starring role as the Clown Prince of Crime finally managed to retain his interest in signing up for a comic book movie ...eventually. The actor says he hesitated at first when he was asked to play the Joker in Todd Phillips' upcoming standalone DC film featuring the iconic villain. "It took me a while [to commit]. Now, when I look back, I don’t understand why," he admitted to Total Film. "There was a lot of fear, yeah.

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Based His ‘ Joker ’ Laugh on a Little-Understood Real - Life Ailment. The Batman villain origin story is continuing to lean away Phoenix ’ s application of a real-world mental and neurological issues suggests that his take on the villain will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker laugh inspired by real-life medical condition © Getty NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Joaquin Phoenix is seen filming a scene for 'Joker' in Brooklyn on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images) "We didn't follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about," The Hangover director told Empire. "We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That's what was interesting to me. We're not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It's about this man."

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