Joaquin Phoenix’s surreal journey to 'Joker'

The actor's life may be even more intriguing than Arthur Fleck's

Stars Insider

09/17/19 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Joaquin phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix has a reputation as a dedicated performer, going to great lengths for his craft and breaking all the rules along the way. His career has spanned films like 'Gladiator,' 'Her,' and 'The Master,' and now he's taken on the titular role in the Todd Phillips-directed 'Joker.'

The film follows the beloved, unsettling character through his journey from failed stand-up comedian to crime and chaos. Following a long line of actors who've put on Joker's makeup, Phoenix had to completely reinvent this well-known villain, but his life experiences are proof enough that he brings a unique complexity to the screen. Click through to learn some strange and surreal facts about the actor's life.

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