Joaquin Phoenix Stormed Out Of An Interview After A Question About Joker Pushed Him Over The Edge

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If you’ve heard about the Oscar buzz around Joaquin Phoenix, you may be asking yourself one question: is Joker actually any good? Well, if an eight-minute standing ovation at the movie’s Venice Film Festival premiere is anything to go by, the answer is quite clearly “Yes.” And if you need further convincing, you should probably know that the Phoenix-starring thriller currently possesses an impressive 89 percent favorable audience review figure on Rotten Tomatoes.

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But it’s not just the quality of the film that’s hit the headlines; the amount of arguably gratuitous violence on display during the movie has also garnered attention. And Phoenix, who plays the picture’s eponymous anti-hero, may only have added to the controversy during an awkward interview in September 2019.

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