Since the release of the standalone blockbuster Joaquin Phoenix, the actor who portrayed the Joker, has won several accolades for his performance. Based on a character from the DC comic books, the movie has grossed at $788 million making it to be the first R-rated film to do so globally. The film is a psychological thriller showing a man’s endless suffering which eventually turned him into a psychopathic killer clown. There are talks between critics of the lead actor winning an Oscar for his mesmerising performance.
“Todd Phillips’s bold, creative vision is evident in every frame of ‘Joker,’ matched only by Joaquin Phoenix’s incomparable interpretation of this iconic character. What they and everyone who worked on this film created has clearly resonated with audiences worldwide. We congratulate them and our colleagues at DC on reaching this extraordinary benchmark, and I personally want to congratulate the entire Warner Bros. team on the roll-out of this film,” stated Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
It won the top prize when it was screened at the Venice film festival. The producers were initially apprehensive about the kind of reaction that the Joker will receive considering its theme which is very controversial and dark. It is currently playing in most theatres since its wildly successful launch on the second of October.