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EntertainmentJoker director says Joaquin Phoenix would sometimes walk off set

22:30  11 september  2019
22:30  11 september  2019 Source:   ew.com

Joker TIFF premiere cements it as a bona fide — and controversial — awards player

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Joaquin Phoenix has been winning raves from critics for his performance in the deeply unsettling new film Joker , and even garnering early Oscar buzz. But a New York Times story about the film reveals the 44-year-old actor “lost his composure on the set , sometimes to the bafflement of his co-stars.”

Joaquin Phoenix was pretty hard on himself while making Joker . Director /writer Todd Phillips states that Phoenix would often walk off the set . However, he would always come back with the intention of topping what he had done before. Phoenix had a tough time as he saw the character he originally

Joaquin Phoenix has been winning raves from critics for his performance in the deeply unsettling new film Joker, and even garnering early Oscar buzz.

Joker director says Joaquin Phoenix would sometimes walk off set © Warner Bros.

But a New York Times story about the film reveals the 44-year-old actor “lost his composure on the set, sometimes to the bafflement of his co-stars.”

“In the middle of the scene, he’ll just walk away and walk out,” Joker co-writer and director Todd Phillips said. “And the poor other actor thinks it’s them and it was never them — it was always him, and he just wasn’t feeling it … If he goes on Jimmy Kimmel and walks off after two minutes, I’d be like, ‘That’s my boy.'”

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Video of Joaquin Phoenix walking off the Joker set is awkwardly released online. It's no secret that actors tasked with portraying the Clown Prince of During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Joker , Phoenix was mortified to discover Phillips had sent Kimmel a clip of Phoenix leaving

Phoenix would occasionally walk off set during filming of Joker Joaquin Phoenix is well-known for the intensity he brings to the role he plays, and his time on the set of Speaking to the The New York Times , director Todd Phillips revealed that Phoenix walked off the set multiple times , sometimes in the " Joaquin was very intense in what he was doing, as it should be, as he should be," De Niro said .

Phoenix did not, however, ever walk out on his most esteemed costar Robert De Niro, who plays a late-night talk show host in the film. “Joaquin was very intense in what he was doing, as it should be, as he should be,” De Niro said, and called Phoenix a consummate professional.

Phoenix, a three-time Oscar nominee, has said he lost 52 pounds for his role in the dark drama, which reimagines the iconic DC Comics supervillain in a disturbingly plausible and contemporary way.

Joker recently won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, yet is also generating some controversy. EW’s review of Joker took the unusual step of not grading the film, noting, “entertainment doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and a movie with the message this one hammers home again and again — that life is nasty and short; that no one cares; that you might as well burn it all down — feels too volatile, and frankly too scary, to separate from the very real violence committed by young men like Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in America almost every day.”

'Joker' film has families of Aurora theater shooting victims on edge

  'Joker' film has families of Aurora theater shooting victims on edge In a letter to Warner Bros., family members of victims of the 2012 mass shooting during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at an Aurora, Colo., theater, expressed worries about the upcoming "Joker" film. They're asking the entertainment studio to donate to gun-victim organizations and advocate for gun reform. "When we learned that Warner Bros. was releasing a movie called 'Joker' that “When we learned that Warner Bros. was releasing a movie called ‘Joker’ that presents the character as a protagonist with a sympathetic origin story, it gave us pause,” says the letter, which was obtained by Variety. It was sent Tuesday to Warner Bros.

" Joker " director Todd Phillips has revealed that Joaquin Phoenix Phillips said Phoenix "lost his composure on the set , sometimes to the bafflement of his co-stars". Phillips is not worried about how Phoenix will handle the publicity of the film, saying , "If he goes on Jimmy Kimmel and walks off after

Joaquin Phoenix was said to have lost his composure while filming Joker ?. Phoenix , a three- time Oscar nominee, was reported to have lost more than 20kg for his role in the dark drama, which reimagines the iconic DC Comics supervillain in a disturbingly plausible and contemporary way.

Joker is released Nov. 4.

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