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Joaquin Phoenix: More Than Just Arthur Fleck
After 3 previous nominations, Joaquin Phoenix brought home an Oscar for his role as the troubled Arthur Fleck in Joker. “No Small Parts” takes a look at his acting career.
Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Written by Warner Bros.
Plot Summary|Plot Synopsis
mental illness | evil clown | based on comic | nihilism | stand up comedian | See All (520) »
Put on a happy face.
Crime | Drama | Thriller
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?
Joaquin Phoenix based his laugh on “videos of people suffering from pathological laughter.” He also sought to portray a character with which audiences could not identify. See more »
In the ambulance scene you can hear, very faintly, the chirp associated with a trunked radio system. This kind of dispatch was not in use even in major metropolitan areas until at least the late ’80s or early ’90s. See more »
News Anchor: [on radio] The news never ends. This is 1080 GCR. You get all the news you need, all day long. Good morning. It’s 42 degrees at 10:30 on this Thursday, October 15th. I’m Stan L. Brooks, and here’s what’s happening.
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The Warner Brothers logo is the Warner Communications logo used in the 1970s and early 1980s, in fitting with this film’s 1981 setting. See more »
References The French Connection (1971) See more »
Cue from Modern Times (1936)
Written by Charles Chaplin
Orchestral Arrangement Courtesy of Bourne Co.
Performed by Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks (as North German Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Timothy Brock
Courtesy of CPO and Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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4 October 2019 (USA) See more »
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Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA See more »
Opening Weekend USA:
$96,202,337, 6 October 2019
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