Joaquin Phoenix is a renowned American actor and top rated producer. He is best known for featuring as the “Joker” in the movie the Joker. He started acting at an early age with his brother and sister. Without a doubt, he is one of the best actors of all time, and his awards are a great way of portraying that.
His most recent award is at the Oscars 2020 as the best actor 2020 from his movie, the Joker. He is loved due to his excellent movie performance, and his incredible acting skills. Joaquin has won many nominations and awards that includes an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Top 7 Movies of Joaquin Phoenix.
1. Joker (2019)
The Joker is a must-watch film for all DC Comics fans. Joaquin Phoenix features as a failed stand-up comedian who descends into insanity, inspiring violence among the ordinary folks towards the rich. The film was directed and produced by Todd Phillips and based on Gotham City, well known to DC Comics fans as the home city of Batman.
Other joker films depict the Joker as a villain in Gotham City who is hell-bent to course unrest in the city. This film, however, is about the origin of the Joker and tribulations he walked through. Phoenix plays a significant role in portraying the emotional roller-coaster the character went through.
2. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
This is a psychological action thriller film written and directed by Lynne Ramsay. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jonathan Ames. Joaquin Phoenix features as a gunman for hire, who rescues kidnapped girls by traffickers using brutal methods. One of the girls who gets rescued is a senator’s daughter, who had been held captive by a corrupt governor.
3. I’m Still Here (2010)
I’m Still Here is an American film directed by Casey Affleck. Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix are involved in its writing. The film depicts the life of Phoenix after the announcement that he’s retiring to chase a career in hip-hop industry. The film tries to show us of the life that Phoenix lived after announcing retirement and how he parties, smokes, and balls out with his friends.
4. The Masters (2012)
The Masters is an American based emotional drama film scripted and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film involves a man who served in World War two as a navy soldier and how he struggles to fit in the society. Phoenix, who plays as the veteran, meets a religious leader for a movement known as The Cause and joins forces with the leader traveling and spreading the teachings.
5. Gladiator (2000)
This is a historical action film directed by Ridley Scott. DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures released the film. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Commodus, the son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Here Phoenix acts as an ambitious, backstabbing character who murders his father to seize the throne. Phoenix uses his unique acting skills to portray best this cruel Emperor showing that he has all-round acting skills.
6. Walk the Line (2005)
If you thought Joaquin Phoenix was not capable of shooting a romantic movie, then you are in for a big surprise. This is an American musical romantic drama film directed by James Mangold. Phoenix plays the role of Cash, a country music star, his life to fame, and his romantic life with June Carter. Phoenix leaves fans in this film dumbfounded with his excellent acting skills.
7. The Sisters Brothers (2018)
The film is an American French crime drama-comedy with the western setting. Joaquin plays as one of the notorious assassin brothers together with John C. Reilly as they chase two men banded together in search of gold. Phoenix acts like a drunkard in this comedy, drama movie making the movie get good reviews and a rating of 7.36/10 due to his theatrical acting alongside John.
8. Signs (2002)
Signs is an American sci-fi horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Blinding Edge Pictures. Joaquin acts as Hess’s younger brother, an Episcopal priest living on his farm with his son and daughter. The film focuses on aliens invading earth and attacking people where Phoenix, a formal baseball player, and his brother try to fight some aliens left on their farm.
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