Despite the varied opinions on the movie, Joker is on its way to becoming one of the highest-grossing R-rated movies of all time. It is even moving close to the large numbers brought in by the hit movie Avengers: Infinity War in the box office. It is about to break the $900M record.
Joaquin Phoenix played the role of the Joker, one of the most notorious villains of all time in the DC comics. He is known for his method acting skills and highly complimented for his role in this movie. People believe that he drew inspiration for the character from his own life as he hasn’t had the most successful acting career.
The Joker, whose name in the movie was Arthur Fleck, is also a failed stand-up comic but with a pathological laughing disorder. People highly appreciated the efforts that Joaquin put in to understand the disorder and portray it on the large screen, as it is quite rare and often mistaken.
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All in all, the movie has received mixed reviews from everyone with opinions ranging from ‘the best movie ever made’ to ‘a waste of my time.’ But one opinion that stands strong is that no one made a better Joker than Heath Ledger. This might be because the character was first introduced to the people through his acting.