Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene


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A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves. Those spare ingredients go into crafting this downbeat but memorable moment from “Joker.”

When the scene begins, Arthur Fleck (a.k.a. the Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix) has just had an intense, life-defining moment and finds a bathroom to collect and calm himself. He does so with a dance that the director Todd Phillips said Phoenix came up with on the day of the shoot. In his narration, Phillips discusses the music (by Hildur Gudnadottir), and how he and Phoenix came to change the scene from what was in the script.

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Beautiful!

3 hours ago

amazing joaquin
i became a fan of him

10 hours ago

Amazing movie! Deserves Oskar!

11 hours ago

The dance coming down those stairs, the music was so on point, and for me that’s the very scene where the joker stole my heart❤️

12 hours ago

Joaquin Phoenix has been threw a lot himself, so this role was perfect for him... He knows what it feels like to be on the side of society that's not pretty

1 day ago

Just amazing. Only improvisation can make these special scenes. I could tell when I was watching the movie that some parts must have been improvised. It reminded me so much of the movie "Naked"

1 day ago

It's beyond BRILLIANT,simply amazzzzing!

1 day ago

If you killed someone and had anxiety you would dance like this as distress tolerance to not shoot yourself

1 day ago

Just an amazing performance.x

1 day ago

It’s one of the most beautiful scenes in a movie I’ve ever scene and I’ve watched a lot of movies

2 days ago

No woman could ever perform like this.

2 days ago

@Mucky Manzatti Its OK.... Take it easy.... One love brother!

2 days ago

@Jaana Viit Awwe...truth hurts sweetheart.

2 days ago

Seriously that is not relevant... and also not true...

2 days ago

I don’t know why I remember this scene the most cleary and why I feel so impressed.
I even listened to the Bathroom dance over and over.
Now I know why. Beautiful just like a bird escaping the cage and spread their wings for the first time.

2 days ago

His interpretation is indeed brilliant

2 days ago

This scene was Amazing

2 days ago

What a masterpiece in Acting. Such a Sad story. Is probably one of the most disturbing movies I have ever watched.

2 days ago

this scene was amazing

2 days ago

I didn't cry with any particular scene but, jeez... Let me tell for sure that it gave me chills and goosebumps all movie long.

Beautiful feeling to the unexpected reaction of the character to the situations presented.

3 days ago

This scene was so beautiful and dark. Incredible movement and score ❤

3 days ago

Most amazing movie this century.

3 days ago

It was beautiful.

3 days ago

Best joker movie 🎥 👏🌹

3 days ago

If you want to see a realife Joker, you should Google for Iqram Dinzly

3 days ago

I cannot describe how much I loved this movie. Thanks to the whole crew; and sad to see the PC police is trying hard to bash this extraordinary movie

3 days ago

Great performance beautiful man

4 days ago

This scene and characterization was brilliant. Arthur uses dance as a form of control- control of himself, control of the situation. When you watch the movie, you'll notice he dances when he feels confident in himself and his actions. Spoilery examples in my reply

4 days ago

This scene did creep me out..i dont know why.

4 days ago

Like Apocalypse Now.

4 days ago

Am I the only one who cried during this scene? It was so emotional...

4 days ago

you were

1 day ago

Probably....

2 days ago

This doesn't feel creepy to me. It gets this special feeling of " Oh wow, this is some deep ship."

4 days ago

Imagine Jared Leto doing this scene. lol

4 days ago

Watch Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers club. He can do wonders in the right environment.

2 days ago

@task master He tried to cancel the Joker movie

2 days ago

@Vince E how old are you? Never seen his old movies before? He is not that bad

3 days ago

@task master so this is a good movie with a good writer. You're telling me Jared Leto would do well in this scene? Lol. Jared Leto is trash and the DC franchise let him know.

3 days ago

He's a good actor with bad writer and movie. Stop being a sheep

3 days ago