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Fans think Joaquin Phoenix is 'the greatest actor ever' after Joker test footage resurfaces

Fans think Joaquin Phoenix is 'the greatest actor ever' after Joker test footage resurfaces

Fans have heaped praise on the star

Fans have hailed Joaquin Phoenix as the ‘greatest actor ever’ after seeing test footage from Joker.

Phoenix won a best actor Oscar for his role as Arthur Fleck - also known as the Joker - in the 2019 flick, earning himself rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. And now fans have been blown away after rewatching test footage for the movie:

Joker holds an impressive 8.4 on IMDB and was a huge hit for Warner Bros, grossing over $1 billion at the Box Office - becoming the first R-rated film to do so.

Due to its overwhelming success, Warner Bros announced a sequel - titled Joker: Folie à Deux - was in the works and would land in cinemas in October next year.

Alongside Phoenix reprising his role, the movie will also see Lady Gaga take on the role of Harley Quinn.

And with the second movie’s release less than a year away, fans have been rewatching a clip of Phoenix's knock-out performance in a reel that has been doing the rounds online, showing Fleck’s transition into his chilling alter ego.

Joaquin Phoenix has been hailed as ‘best actor ever’.
Warner Bros

Commenting on the clip on YouTube one fan said: “What an amazing actor, seriously. He was perfect for the role.”

A second commented: “In my book, Joaquin Phoenix is the greatest actor that ever lived. Genius!” High praise indeed.

Someone else added: “Joaquin Phoenix has got to be one of the greatest actors ever. Since I first saw him in Gladiator, his acting is always beyond convincing. In the role of Commodus, you can see in his eyes that he carries a grief for being rejected by his father his whole life.

“It’s unbelievable how he manages to become and live his characters to the fullest.”

The clip shows him transitioning from Arthur Fleck to the Joker.
Warner Bros

While another wrote: “What I love about this is that it’s just a wardrobe and make-up test, but Joaquin is so in character it doesn’t feel like a production test at all.

“You are seeing the real joker right then and there before your very eyes.”

“I thought after Heath Ledger that there could never be a better Joker, but Joaquin Phoenix showed me I was wrong,” praised a fifth fan.

And fans now have less than a year to wait to see him back in action, with filming already well and truly underway.

Details about the sequel have been kept a secret for the most part, however, The Wrap reports Joker: Folie à Deux will be largely set in Arkham Asylum, so we could get to see how the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker develops.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, TV and Film, Celebrity