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The Strange Ways Joaquin Phoenix Prepared To Play The Joker

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Joaquin Phoenix is poised to be the next in a long line of actors who've become the Clown Prince of Crime. And whether he knows it or not, the Oscar-nominated actor has been preparing for this part for almost his entire career.

Phoenix is well aware that all eyes will be on him as he tackles the iconic Batman villain. Speaking to Collider, he explained that director Todd Phillips' vision for Joker is something he's afraid of ruining.

However, not wanting to betray Phillips' vision and not wanting to betray Joker fans are two different things. When asked directly about any anxieties of letting people down.

When it comes to losing weight, some actors take it way too far, like Christian Bale for The Machinist and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. Now, it looks like Phoenix is joining the A-list weight loss club.

Fans were stunned in August 2018 when Just Jared posted what appear to be paparazzi photos of Phoenix looking noticeably slimmer. Many assumed the actor had begun the process of looking thin in order to properly capture the typical body type of a certain always-smiling villain. Keep watching the video to see the strange ways Joaquin Phoenix prepared to play The Joker!


Getting scared | 0:13
Losing weight | 0:59
Tanking his career | 1:48
Dangerous characters | 2:42
Ignoring the budget | 3:17

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