Who’s Joaquin Phoenix? 7 Absolutelty Astonishing Facts About New Joker and DCEU Origin Movie

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Warner Bros. confirmed  Joaquin Phoenix will portray the worst villain ever known in comics – Joker, in his origin movie coming no one knows when. 

See what Nexter.org learned about Joaquin Phoenix and his participation in the movie production.

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5 facts about Joaquin Phoenix, new Joker

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver are currently working on the script of the Joker Origin Movie, for now untitled, and they are ready to begin production on the movie before the end of the year. The last news about this movie featured confirmed info about Joaquin Phoenix starring as a Joker.

So, who is the heck Joaquin Phoenix, you may wonder!

  • A vegan since the age of 3: Phoenix became a vegan after he saw at the age of 3 a fisherman brutally killing his victim. Some even thought he doesn’t wear leather in his movies, but the truth was different, “I don’t wear leather in my life, but with movies, there are some things I struggle with, like if there are budget constraints or a particular vintage thing they need.”

Source: Giphy

  • He doesn’t take pictures with fans: Phoenix would rather have a nice chat with a fan than a photo to get rid of “sycophantic energy”. He told one a story about meeting woman who wanted to take a pic with him, “You know what? I don’t do that, but thanks so much for coming up. I mean, I’m here with two of my friends and you’re alone and came up and said hi. That was really brave of you.” Whatever energy she had was gone instantly. We chatted a bit. It was fun. Then she went and bought her f*cking tube socks and I bought my stupid little sweatpants, and that was it.”

Source: Giphy

  • Phoenix was named “Leaf” for a decade: he changed his name to Leaf as no one could pronounce his real name. To be honest, one of the editors on Nexter.org has done the same mistake today. Only after filming Walking the Dog, Phoenix changed his name back to Joaquin. “I changed my name because no one in the States could pronounce ‘Joaquin’ and I used to get really embarrassed about it as a kid. All kids in my family had gorgeous names and I got ‘Joaquin’. I said ‘This is not good’. Even I can’t say it.”

  • He was home schooled: Phoenix played in movies since early childhood, so he didn’t have much time for education and school. “I regret not giving it my all. I always had the feeling I can’t be stuck here doing this; I have other things to do. You get old enough and realize there was plenty of time to invest yourself in several things.”

Source: Giphy

  • His parent went to a cult group: Pheonix’s parents joined a sect named “the Children of God”. “My parents had a religious experience and felt strongly about it. They wanted to share that with other people who wanted to talk about their experience with religion. Cults rarely advertise themselves as such. It’s usually someone saying, ‘We’re like-minded people. This is a community,’ but I think the moment my parents realized there was something more to it, they got out.”

Jared Leto was expected to take part

Previously, Jared Leto appeared in “Suicide Squad” (2016) and was loved not by all comics fans. They said Heath Ledger was the only one suitable man in the world to portray Joker. But time goes by, and it’s time to find a change for our loved actors.

Source: DC Extended Universe

Jared Leto did a good job, undoubtedly, but the directors were looking for someone new. For instance, Leonardo DiCaprio also was eyed for this role too but was never invited officially.

BONUS – Tommy Wiseau’s Joker audition tape 

“The Room” star and director, Tommy Wiseau, made an audition tape for Joker’s role. Some of the fans found this tape very persuasive and wanted Wiseau to be chosen as we here on Nexter.org, but most the of Internet users just mocked the famous star in memes and videos.

So, who you think is the best candidate for the role? Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto,  Leonardo DiCaprio or Tommy Wiseau?


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