Joaquin Phoenix on Playing Joker + Exclusive Outtake

Joaquin Phoenix on Playing Joker + Exclusive Outtake


>>Jimmy: THANK YOU FOR COMING.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>Jimmy: I SAW JOKER LAST NIGHT AND I’M NOW SCARE OF YOU. I HAVE TO SAY. IT REALLY WAS AN AMAZING, INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE. ARE YOU PROUD OF IT? ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW GOOD IT IS?>>UM.>>Jimmy: THAT’S A TOUGH QUESTION, RIGHT?>>THAT IS A TOUGH QUESTION.>>Jimmy: YOU LOOK LIKE A JERK IF YOU SAY YES, BUT YOU’RE LYING IF YOU SAY NO.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T GET IT.>>Jimmy: YOU WERE GREAT. I’LL JUST SAY THAT.>>THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: YOU LOOK NOW VERY MUSCULAR. YOU WERE SO SKINNY IN THE MOVIE, AND REALLY LOOKED SICKLY. DID YOU, HOW MUCH WEIGHT DID YOU LOSE FOR THAT?>>OH, I DON’T KNOW.>>Jimmy: A LOT, THOUGH, RIGHT?>>A LITTLE BIT.>>Jimmy: YEAH, A LITTLE BIT. AND IS THAT AS TERRIBLE AS I WOULD IMAGINE IT TO BE? HAVING A FINITE AMOUNT OF TIME AND PEOPLE COUNTING ON YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR A MOVIE?>>IT IS DIFFICULT AT TIMES.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>BUT THEN THERE’S SOMETHING VERY EMPOWERING ABOUT IT AS WELL.>>Jimmy: IS THERE?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WHAT?>>YEAH. I THINK JUST HAVING THAT LEVEL OF CONTROL OF YOURSELF. >>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>IN THE BEGINNING, YOU’RE EXHAUSTED.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>YOU LOOK AT A FLIGHT OF STAIRS AND IT TAKES 30 SECONDS, YOU HAVE TO TALK YOURSELF INTO IT. I CAN DO THIS, I KNOW I CAN DO THIS. BUT THEN ONCE YOU’VE REACHED YOUR TARGET WEIGHT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. IT’S INCREDIBLE. YOU SUDDENLY FEEL ENERGIZED AND EXCITED.>>Jimmy: MAYBE YOUR STOMACH SHRIVELS UP TO THE SIZE OF A RAISIN AND YOU DON’T WANT ANY MORE FOOD.>>NO, YOU WANT FOOD.>>Jimmy: SOMETIMES I WILL FAST FOR THE DAY AND LOOK AT RECIPES ONLINE. AND I’LL SAY I NEED TO SAVE THAT, I NEED TO MAKE THAT CHEESEBURGER, I GOT TO DO THIS.>>IT’S TOUGH. BECAUSE YOU CAN’T WATCH TV. A COMMERCIAL COMES ON FOR FOOD AND [ BLEEP ].>>Jimmy: YOU START THINKING, I’M GOIN’ TO THE SIZZLER.>>I’M VEGAN. SO I DON’T DO THAT.>>Jimmy: THEY’VE GOT A LOT OF CHICKPEAS.>>YEAH, IT REARS ITS HEAD IN WEIRD WAYS, IN DREAMS.>>Jimmy: DO YOU GO OUT TO DINNER WITH PEOPLE AND DON’T EAT?>>NO, YOU DON’T SOCIALIZE.>>Jimmy: YOU DO NOT SOCIALIZE?>>NO, NOT AT ALL. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, OUR ACTIVITIES REVOLVE AROUND FOOD AND DRINK. [ BLEEP ].>>Jimmy: AND EXPLAINING TO THE WAITER, I’M NOT EATING, I’M PART OF A MOVIE, OH, WHAT MOVIE ARE YOU DOING? I’M DOING “JOKER.” AND YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE MOVIE, RIGHT? IT’S STILL PRETTY SECRET.>>I CAN.>>Jimmy: BUT YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T.>>SHOULD WE TEST IT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] SEE HOW FAR WE CAN GO?>>Jimmy: THE FUNNY THING IS THESE PEOPLE CHEERING RIGHT NOW WOULD BE THE MADDEST PEOPLE. IF JOAQUIN WERE TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENS IN THE MOVIE RIGHT NOW, PEOPLE WOULD WALK OUT OF HERE PISSED >>MAYBE NOT.>>Jimmy: GIVE IT A GO. LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>THE VERY LAST SCENE. [ LAUGHTER ] NO, WHAT’S FUN ABOUT THIS MOVIE IS IT REALLY KEEPS YOU GUESSING. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>AND SO I WOULDN’T WANT TO RUIN THAT FOR ANYBODY. LIKE I THINK IT’S FUN. MY SISTERS, MY WHOLE FAMILY CAME TO THE PREMIERE.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>AFTERWARD, WE WENT TO MY PLACE AND MY SISTERS GOT INTO A HEATED DECISION ABOUT WHAT THE MOVIE WAS ABOUT, WHAT IT MEANT. THEY WERE REALLY ENGAGED IN A WAY THAT THEY HAVEN’T BEEN WITH OTHER MOVIES OF MINE. THEY HAVEN’T SEEN MY OTHER MOVIES, BUT — [ LAUGHTER ] BUT THEY WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN AS ENGAGED.>>Jimmy: DO YOU ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAVE? OR YOU STAY OUT OF IT.>>NO, IT’S GREAT.>>Jimmy: YOU JUST LIKE TO SEE IT HAPPEN. EVEN THOUGH I HAD NO ROLE IN THE MOVIE, I EXPLAINED IT TO EVERYONE AT WORK. WE HAD A SCREENING AND WE WERE DISCUSSING IT AND I ACT AS IF I AM THE AUTHORITY. I DO HAVE A THEORY ABOUT THE END. I CAN’T SAY BECAUSE IT WOULD RUIN IT, BUT I’LL TELL YOU DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAK MY THEORY. ARE YOU A MYSTERIOUS MAN, WOULD PEOPLE FIND YOU TO BE MYSTERE US.>>>>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>Jimmy: I FEEL THAT WE DON’T KNOW A TON ABOUT YOU PERSONALLY. IS THAT INTENTIONAL?>>I DON’T KNOW A LOT ABOUT YOU.>>Jimmy: THAT’S JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T WATCH THE SHOW. MOST PEOPLE TELL ME THEY KNOW FAR TOO MUCH ABOUT ME. THEY WOULD PREFER TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT LESS ABOUT ME. BUT I WOULD ASK YOU A COUPLE OF VERY RANDOM QUESTIONS, OKAY? I THINK THIS WILL BE FUN FOR YOU.>>OKAY, I’M EXCITED.>>Jimmy: OKAY. FIRST MOVIE YOU EVER SAW IN A THEATER?>>I DON’T REMEMBER.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T REMEMBER? WOW.>>HOLD ON. I GOT IT. IT’S RIGHT THERE, IT’S RIGHT THERE, HOLD ON. NO, I HAVE NO IDEA.>>Jimmy: REALLY? THIS WAS A BAD EXPERIMENT. WHY DON’T WE TAKE A BREAK. AND THIS IS A WEIRD THING TO SAY, MAYBE, BUT YOUR DANCING IN THE MOVIE IS VERY GOOD. YOU’RE GOOD DANCER. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>[ BLEEP ].>>Jimmy: TRAINING FOR THE DANCING? OR WAS THAT ALL JUST COMING FROM INSIDE?>>YEAH, THERE WERE TWO SEQUENCES. I WORKED WITH THIS CHOREOGRAPHER NAMED MICHAEL ARNOLD WHO WORKED ON THE SEQUENCE WITH THE STEPS AND THE SEQUENCE WHERE I’M THE CLOWN, WE WORKED ON THOSE, BUT THAT PIECE WAS SOMETHING THAT REALLY WAS A REACTION TO THE SCORE TODD HAD JUST RECEIVED THAT BIT OF SCORE FROM THE COMPOSER. AND WE WERE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THAT SCENE, AND HE STARTED PLAYING ME THAT MUSIC, AND WE JUST DECIDED THAT IT, WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS JUST UM, ILLUSTRATED THIS TRANSFORMATION INTO JOKER THAT WAS NONVERBAL, AND THAT’S WHAT WE CAME UP WITH.>>Jimmy: IS THAT TYPICALLY HOW IT GOES? YOU HAVE THE SCORE BEFORE YOU’RE FINISHED SHOOTING THE FILM?>>NO. I THINK SOMETIMES — I DON’T REALLY KNOW, BUT THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I THINK THAT I’M AWARE OF WHERE I WAS SO INFLUENCED BIT SCORE.>>Jimmy: DID YOU DANCE AS A KID? DO YOU HAVE ANY DANCE BACKGROUND?>>YEAH. I DON’T WANT TO BRAG, BUT, I WAS REALLY GOOD.>>Jimmy: WERE YOU A GOOD DANCER? WERE YOU KNOWN AS A GOOD DANCER?>>NOT NATIONALLY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.>>Jimmy: AMONG YOUR CIRCLE, WHAT KIND OF DANCING DID YOU DO?>>YOU NAME IT.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>YEAH, BUT I MEAN, PROBABLY MY FORTE WAS BREAK DANCING.>>Jimmy: BREAK DANCING, REALLY? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] ARE YOU TALKING POPPING AND LOCKING, SPINNING?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: EVERYTHING? WOULD YOU DO IT OUT ON THE STREET FOR PEOPLE TO SEE?>>SOMETIMES, BUT IT WAS MORE PERSONAL.>>Jimmy: IT WAS?>>YEAH, I LIKE TO KEEP IT FOR MYSELF AS A PERSONAL. SOMETHING INSIDE.>>Jimmy: YOU AND A PIECE OF CARDBOARD IN YOUR ROOM.>>YOU’RE MAKING FUN OF IT, BUT IT WAS SERIOUS FOR ME.>>Jimmy: THIS MOVIE, IS IT A, IT SEEMED GRUELING IN SOME WAYS. JOKER’S LAUGHING A LOT. AND NOT IN A FUN WAY. MORE LIKE IN A ROBERT DE NIRO IN “CAPE FEAR” KIND OF WAY. DID IT JUST SEEM UNPLEASANT TO DO? WAS THAT THE CASE?>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU HAD FUN MAKING THE MOVIE?>>YEAH. I DID. IT WAS A LIGHT SET, YOU KNOW. TODD, YOU KNOW TODD.>>Jimmy: TODD PHILLIPS IS THE DIRECTOR.>>REALLY FUNNY, AND, YEAH, I FEEL ALMOST GUILTY, BUT WE HAD A REA REALLY GOOD TIME.>>Jimmy: IT’S INTERESTING THAT YOU SAY THAT, BECAUSE TODD SEPTSENT ME AN OUTTAKE REEL. TELL ME WHAT WAS HAPPENING HERE.>>THE CONSTANT WHISPERING, JUST SHUT THE [ BLEEP ] UP. I’M TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING REAL. [ BLEEP ]. [ BLEEP ]. SORRY, [ BLEEP ]. IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. YEAH. IT IS. [ BLEEP ]. I KNOW YOU STARTED [ BLEEP ] EVERYTHING, LARRY. [ BLEEP ]. MAKING FUN OF ME. [ BLEEP ]. IT’S NOT EVEN AN INSULT. REALLY? HOW’S THAT A [ BLEEP ]ING INSULT? [ BLEEP ] I CAN’T DO THIS, MAN.>>Jimmy: WHAT HAPPENED THERE. WHO’S LARRY?>>UM. [ LAUGHTER ] UM, YEAH, LARRY IS THE CINEMATOGRAPHER. THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING.>>Jimmy: AND DID HE CALL YOU CHER?>>UH, YEAH. LOOK, SOMETIMES, SOMETIMES MOVIES GET INTENSE, BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN A SMALL SPACE AND YOU’RE TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING. SO IT REQUEST FEEL INTENSE, BUT UM, THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PRIVATE.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YEAH.>>I’M A LITTLE EMBARRASSED. I’M, I’M SORRY ABOUT THAT.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>SORRY YOU GUYS HAD TO SEE THAT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: I BELIEVE LARRY.>>NO, IT’S NOT LARRY’S FAULT.>>Jimmy: IT’S TOTALLY LARRY’S FAULT, AND CHER’S FAULT IN A WAY, YOU KNOW? CHER DOES HAVE SOME OF THE BURDEN TO TAKE FOR THIS.>>SURE. WELL, LET ME THINK ABOUT THIS A BIT MORE.>>Jimmy: OKAY, YOU DO THAT.>>MY PUBLICIST WILL ISSUE A FORMAL STATEMENT TOMORROW.>>Jimmy: OKAY, THAT’S A GOOD IDEA.>>YEAH, CAN WE MOVE ON?>>Jimmy: YEAH, IT’S OVER NOW, SO IF YOU WANT TO GO CALL LARRY, WE CAN DO IT.>>WELL, I SHOULD PROBABLY PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO LARRY.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YOU PROBABLY SHOULD.>>LARRY? I’M, THE THING IS, THOUGH, [ LAUGHTER ] I AM SORRY, BUT HE DID WHISPER, LIKE CONSTANTLY WHILE WE’RE TRYING TO WORK. AND SOMETIMES IT’S REALLY HARD TO FIND THE EMOTION THAT YOU’RE AVE AFTER, SO IT WAS WRONG OF ME, BUT HE SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: JOAQUIN PHOENIX! “JOKER” OPENS IN THEATRES FRIDAY.

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  1. Joaquin would do much better in a podcast I reckon. Seems like an interesting person and the jokes for the crowd are just in the way of an interesting conversation. I've to see him on JRE 😁

  2. What a prick kimmel hella embarrassed Phoenix, he’s been in the business long enough to know that that wasn’t right and he shouldn’t have done that

  3. Joaquin Phoenix is a great guy and the Best Actor ever. He just doesn’t like these interviews too much it seems. He is great!

  4. I’m so glad that Joaquin is getting the recognition that he deserves, he’s such an amazing actor and is amazing at what he does but what he doesn’t deserve is being made fun of and poked at on public television. For any one who has seen the film, this is kinda, exactly similar to one of the scenes.

  5. Oh god that last segment is so painful to watch. Joaquin is so embarassed but Jimmy just keeps laughing about the video, can't you take a hint?

  6. Joaquin is fast becoming one of the few “celebrities” I want to sit and have a good conversation with (not a pop shot a Kimmel).

  7. This was the most painful interview to watch. Jimmy what direction where you taking with this interview because your kinda try to paint Joaquin as an ass hole when he did an amazing job in the film.

  8. You play a clip that wasn't a part of the movie embarrassing your guest. Jimmy you have no respect for someone's privacy and honestly your show is overrated.

  9. Kimmel's alright. He is all good. For now anyways… i definitely am not a religious viewer of any talk show host yet i feel like i am the authority on him at least very much like he in his circle or whatever is an or more like mostly the authority on joker. He at least gets it more than so many would maybe ever figure or guess. I think at times he might come off as more rude or condescending as i would at least like yet i view that part as just how tapped in he is to certain things then it's probably just his personality which should be understandable for a comedian. If he kept making fun of jp when he talked about his breakdancing being serious to him after the cardboard comment he said yeah yeah and moved on in just the right way for that situation. I watched other interviews with him and others that were taken the wrong way. As far as I've noticed he is more in touch with something(s) that can't be done more justice than he does it so to me it's sad that he gets crap for things that are amazing yet seem the opposite. I like his honesty when it's there too. Like he may feel scared to a degree when he never felt that way with a character prior & he should understand the gravity of what can be because likely or not anyone can get surprised… or something. I think he really cares though & to be a fly on his chin when he leans in to talk to his guests during breaks… many hosts prior just wanted to look very friendly or more or less yet jimmy Kimmel is the only host i feel sure of that did research in a way to where not only the general public couldn't & he cared enough to truely inquire. He is so wonderal about some things to where behind closed doors he wouldn't only likely go down rabbit(s) hole(s) with someone he seems to either really care or just want to knpw yet i like how he seems or is way more organic than so many still realize… if only kimmel was given more a chance greater things likely wouldn't only happen yet ideally & to degrees nobody may really understand not only would him & his guests get deprived of future sheep Hood… hopefully the audience to a large degree can get fed what they desire once they find what I'm referencing & it opens eyes and you too can get excited for what's next… depending. I may be on a branch all my own with this yet i fully believe he cares and takes an extremely respectable approach with what he knows and he is thanksed for it. F-f-ing-f-yes! You should all do you though yet there is and has been content her that should be extremely award winning. I'm not huge on late nights or whatever yet i do want to thank you & don't live in fear yet please stay attached enough to reality to where yo still realize that consequences can fall upon anyone whether deserved or not. You likely never have to wrry about it yet know what's up these sleaves feels is or feels like it is. Be well man. Much love to you & yours.

  10. When this was a joke of an outtake, and Joaquin's acting was so good people get offended over it.🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  11. That really pissed me off that jimmy would do that to him. Show behind the scenes of his movie of him getting aggravated!? That was extremely rude and I really do not think Joaquin appreciated that. Jimmy is such an ass

  12. 7:31 The irony of this goes Matrix-deep with this gem:

    "…JUST YOU AND A PIECE OF CARDBOARD IN YOUR ROOM, a-HYUCK HYUCK!"

    "You're making fun of it but it was serious for me."

    "…a-HYUCK HYUCK I KNOW I KNOW" immediate subject switch "…SO YOU… IS THIS MOVIE UH… …WE WERE TALKING… IS IT… IT SEEMED…. UMMM… GRUELING… J-JOKER'S LAUGHING A LOT…."

    Jimmy thinkin his ass bout to get knock-knocked

  13. showing that video was such a crappy idea, like can't you let him alone, what's the point of showing that, no interest at all, can't they just ask relevant questions about the movie ?

  14. My dislike was not because of the charismatic Joaquin. Kimmel is a despicable man and doesn't deserve to get to waste the time of famous people.

  15. What the f*CK Jimmy. I really hope it was scripted. It is so disrespectful to put a man into that situation. The outtake was unnecessary.

  16. the puerto rican came out in him when he was apologizing but straight was like "well, to be honest here- Larry was…" I WAS LAUGHINGGGG SO HARD

  17. Ewww, Kimmel is so boisterous and in his face, like one of the unlikable characters in the movie! How rude to show that outtake without Joaquin knowing. It reminded me of the movie, so eerie.

  18. Way to embarrass your guest, Jimmy. Very rude on the part of whoever sent the clip, too. Should be boycotted by other stars.

  19. Jimmy from france, you had a great and real human in front of you. Stop acting like a robot. And for once be yourself.. Anyway i understand, you need to keep the audience laughing but joaquin seems not to be confortable here..
    Great movie and hope an oscar for joaquin.. He deserves it so much.. Love from france 🇫🇷

  20. This interview is full on disrespectful to Joaquin. Useless embarrassing questions. The best answer to Jimmy's unprofessional manners would be coming back with an Oscar and saying knock-knock to him.

  21. I really don't get why Kimmel and Fallon are so popular and on prime times. They make fun of their guests, focus the attention on themselves and ask stupid irrelevant questions. Joaquin even said you're making fun of me and he just laughs it off! What a loser

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