Was Joaquin Phoenix or Leonardo DiCaprio the protagonist of "Joker"? The director clears up the rumors
Joker has recently started to be shown, as an Oscar-winning movie, and it is not yet released in theaters. Warner Bros and DC Comics bet big on this tape, but recently there were rumors that the role of Joker was for Leonardo DiCaprio.
It was the director himself who recently claimed that the film had been written for Joaquín Phoenix. I even assure that the whole film was thought of his talent, in addition, he recalled that it was Joaquín Phoenix himself who had rejected his role as Doctor Strange, because he did not like to interpret characters based on Comic.
Todd Phillips, director of Joker, confessed that he visited Joaquin Phoenix's house on several occasions to get him to accept the role. It was his turn to insist that he attend an audition, although he knew that the film had been written with his profile in mind.
Todd Phillips revealed that to date he does not know if Joaquín Phoenix agreed to be the Joker or not, since, although he logically acted, he never stated if he wanted to be part of the project. Whenever they asked him about it, he answered with more questions and stayed away from any television medium.
We do not know if the thought of Joker invaded Joaquín Phoenix's head, but the film opens on October 4 worldwide and with the Golden Lion award in Venice, it is already expected to be a candidate to win Oscars.
It should be remembered that Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated three times for awards, but has never won a statuette.