In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film In the new Todd Phillips film Joker, Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, an aspiring comic. Neglected by the world and beaten down everywhere he turns, Fleck does what any discouraged clown would do: he becomes a menace.
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In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

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In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

In 'Joker', Joaquin Phoenix Gives A Big Performance In A Flat Film

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In the new Todd Phillips film Joker, Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, an aspiring comic. Neglected by the world and beaten down everywhere he turns, Fleck does what any discouraged clown would do: he becomes a menace.

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