The movie is directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy) and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the man who becomes one of the most recognizable villains in comics history. Early details on Joker note the movie is an 'exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Phoenix has been acting since the early '80s but shot to fame with his performance in Gladiator, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2001 Oscars. More recently, she has appeared in recurring roles on Castle Rock, American Horror Story, and Arrested Development. Roles in films like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull put De Niro on the map.
Among the famed actor most recent credits are The Intern, Joy, Dirty Grandpa, and another collaboration with director Martin Scorsese for The Irishman on Netflix. In the Joker teaser trailer, he seen speaking out on a television news program against crimes committed by people in masks, and another scene shows protesters mobbing him in a subway station.
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