A failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck encounters a group of criminals dressed up as clowns wandering on the streets of Gotham City. Isolated by his society, Fleck slowly descends into madness and transforms into a criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
The movie had it's premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Golden Lion award.
Warner Bros. had considered casting Leonardo Di Caprio for the role but Joaquin Phoenix was the top choice for Todd Phillips.
The writing process for Joker took about a whole year for Phillips and Silver
Joaquin Phoenix lost a lot of weight for his role as the Joker and he was serious about filming that there was no opportunity for reshoots.
The line 'When I was a little boy and told people I was going to be a comedian, everyone laughed at me. Well no one's laughing now' is inspired by the late British comedian Bob Monkhouse's statement which was "People used to laugh at me when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well they're not laughing now."
The filmmakers used the fake working title 'Romeo' while filming to keep the film's production a secret.
Robert De Niro's role as Murray Franklin, the talk-show host who gives Arthur Fleck/The Joker his big break, is an ironic role reversal to when De Niro played the character of Rupert Pupkin, a mentally unstable comedian who stalked a popular talk show host Jerry Langford in the 1982 movie 'The King of Comedy'.
Director Todd Philips was nominated in the 'Best Director' category for the 77th Golden Globe Awards 2020.
Warner Bros. had planned the re-release of the movie in India on 14th of February 2020.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix was nominated in the 'Film Performance of the Year — Actor' category at the annual Dorian Awards held by The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA).
'Joker' was nominated for the 77th Golden Globe Awards 2020 in the 'Best Original Score' category.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix was nominated in the 'Best Actor - Drama' category for the 77th Golden Globe Awards 2020.
'Joker' has been nominated for the 77th Golden Globe Awards 2020 in the 'Best Motion Picture - Drama' category.
04 Oct 2019 ● Latin American Spanish ● 2 hrs 1 min
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