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.

100 thoughts on “Joaquin Phoenix on Playing Joker + Exclusive Outtake

  1. spoilers : in the movie, similar thing happens. Host calls him, makes fun of him by showing a private clip. This is evidence of our hypocrite society where people appreciate you and ridicule at the same time.

  2. Is it just me or when Joaquin put on the full white painted face..in certain angle he look like Bruce Lee's son from the Crow

  3. In Jimmy's defence, I think Joaquin is a horrible interviewee. He doesn't lead you into a thrilling conversation with his responses to the questions, must be hard for the interviewer.

  4. "First movie you ever saw in the theater?"… Really Jimmy ?? Really ? You have possibly an Oscar winner in front of you and the best "random question" you and your team were able to put together was "first movie you seen?

  5. I dont know if this was intentional, but if you compare this scene to the final interview in the movie, you can see so many parallels. From the footage where he makes fun of him to the steady increase of instability and tension as the interview progresses, you can see how it is almost like what happened in the movie. Idk if it was intentional, but it was a great move on Kimmel's part if it was.

  6. I know this is meant to be a joke but I really felt it was insulting to Joaquin. Making a movie is not as fun as watching one. So sometimes stuff like this happens

  7. That hurt to watch. Showing a clip of when someone was pissed and it was meant to be in private to an audience…sigh…

    Knock knock jimmy.

  8. that showing of clip is not a good idea, it's a serious argument and burst of emotions on set… do they have an idea that it will make the person they interview feel so uncomfortable and embarrassed…? tsk tsk should be more careful on showing some stuffs related or exposing actors.

  9. 8:31 wtf was that jimmy!? 🤔 … u really crossed beyond the line just for 👏 the show👏. What a low blow.👏" it should be in private".👏

  10. I just saw it and he was so amazing, I didnt recognize him as Joaquin. He sold Joker to me. I felt his pain, I felt his confusion, I felt his anger. He deserves recognition for this!

  11. 4:53 – The Joker in him about to come out
    4:59 – Jaoquin controls himself by blowing out invisible smoke from the cigarette.

    That was close

  12. Kimmel… could you get any lower. You did not deserve any screen time whatsoever with this brilliant actor. Kimmel you… 🤮 me.
    To all others reading this… If you have not seen JOKER… you're missing out on a masterpiece.

  13. I thought the interview was going well. Until Jimmy showed the clip of Joaquin getting upset with the director. Can you imagine going through the streets and aggravation of loosing all that weight for a roll, and then having a director constantly whispering directional comments while your trying to act, and then releasing the video of you getting upset about it. I think it was done in very poor taste. Jimmy you shouldn’t have embarrassed your guest like that. Actors are extremely talented people that memories tons of lines at a time, and then have to come up with emotions to match the character they are portraying. They need more credit than what most people give them.

  14. That's just awful. I think Disney (ABC/MARVEL) got a little jealous that we finally have a good comic book-based movie. Showing that clip was unnecessary. shame on you, Kimmel.

  15. Joaquin gets totally blind-sided by Kimmel way too many times in this interview. Some things are just too private and sensitive for mass consumption. If you have the heart and soul of an artist, you'll understand. I admire Joaquin for toughing it out and trying to turn minuses into pluses. He did a great job. Mocking someone's soul does not make for a good interview.

  16. Jimmy is very much an everyman, whereas Joaquin is a sensitive artist. You can tell there's a disconnect on both sides.

  17. The Establishment is scared if the Joker because of it's underlining message. Talk Show hosts are an arm of the establishment with their clapter routines and vapid messages.

  18. Those great actors and directors gave an incredible performance and the whole movie is a masterpiece. Even if it can't beat the unforgettable performance of Heath who sacrificed his life for that role, it will be an epic adding to the DC collection
    .

    Thank you Todd, Thank you Joaquin.

  19. Damn Jimmy, messing with him just like the guy did in the movie. I feel like that scene in the joker movie was based off this interview lol I was waiting for a joke. Love how Joaquin said "you're laughing but it was serious to me" 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 and that clip that embarrassed him, all I saw was someone off camera interrupting an actor trying to act. Nothing wrong with putting people in their place when it's needed. You're an amazing actor 🙌🏽

  20. For anyone thinking Jimmy was barating Joaquin, and being insufferable. Just know this was staged to promote the Joker movie (recreating the scene where Arthur gets humiliated by Murray Franklin)

  21. Jimmy Kimmel is probably the worst of all the talk show hosts.
    I don’t find him funny or entertaining whatsoever

  22. I can't imagine another actor playing Joker 2019 other than J.Phoenix!!! Oscar award worthy performance.He definitely nailed it to perfection! Huge credits to Todd Phillips for directing this movie!

  23. I am disappointed in Jimmy for putting Joaquin on the spot like that. This is an entertainment show, not 60 minutes. And obviously Joaquin did not know that was coming. Bad form Jimmy. Very disappointed.

  24. Here is a joke .. when im 12 year old . I told my friends i gonna be a comedian .. evryone laugh .. and yes Now , im on stage as a comedian and make a joke but nobody laugh ..

  25. The best part is… is you all missed the joke. I'm pretty sure they planned this. That's the joke. And you all missed it. And THAT is likely the brainchild of Joaquin. And THAT is ingenious and freakishly hilarious. All great method actors do something similar. Make an awkward situation so convincing… Took me a few times to catch his tell. But it's there. Then again I could be wrong….

  26. Joker: "you're awful jimmy."

    Jimmy: "oh yeah? how am I awful?"

    Joker: "playing my video, inviting me on the show,you just want to make fun of me."

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