Joker: Here Are Joaquin Phoenix's Five Best Performances In Films

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Joker has impressed the audience and critics alike with Joaquin Phoenix's performance. Here are the five best performances of the actor worth watching

Written By Amir Khollam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Joaquin Phoenix is undeniably one of the most talented actors working in the entertainment industry. The actor is known to choose versatile roles and give his all to every role he plays. Joaquin's version of the Joker is being widely acclaimed and loved by the critics and audience alike. The R-rated take on the character is reportedly being eyed for many Oscar nominations this year-round including major nominations like Best Actor and Best Film. Here is a list of Joaquin Phoenix's best performances till now. 

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1) Her (2013)

Her was directed by Spike Jonze. The film is set in the near future where a man named Theodore Twombly struggles to find a connection with anyone after his divorce. His problems are solved by a personalized AI program named Samantha. The film explores the depths of human emotions and human vulnerabilities. Her won an oscar for Best Screenplay in 2014.

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2) Gladiator (2000)

Joaquin Phoenix was seen in a negative role in Gladiator. The film was an ambitious project by Ridley Scott who wished to portray the tale from Roman history as a visual spectacle. The film reportedly had a budget of $ 105 million, which was a humongous budget for a movie back in 2000. Joaquin's performance in the film brought him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Role. The film collected $ 405 million at the box-office. Also read: Tom Holland's Last Minute Appeal Got 'Spider-Man' Back Into MCU

3) Signs (2002)

M. Night Shyamalan has delivered some of the best fictional thrillers in the film industry. Joaquin's performance was heavily praised in the film as he plays the role of Merill Hess who resides in a farmhouse. The sudden mysterious event of extraterrestrial attack sets the story to pace. The film is often regarded as one of M. Night Shyamalan's best movies by critics and audiences alike. 

4) You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Joaquin Phoenix played the role of an army veteran in the film. The film revolves around a traumatized veteran tracking down girls who have disappeared. The film showcases Joaquin strengths as an actor as his character goes through many revelations throughout the film. The film was directed by Lynne Ramsay. 

5) The Immigrant (2013)

The film features Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix in pivotal roles. The film is a period set in 1921. Joaquin plays the role of Bruno Weiss, His performance was praised as the best performance in the film. The Drama film was directed by James Gray and was well-received by critics and audiences. 

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