Peter Bart has an interesting article on the new JOKER movie and how the legend of the Joker was built by the $50 million deal that Jack Nicholson got in the late 80s during production of the film. From the article: No one who was on the set will ever forget the day The Joker freaked out. … Read moreA legendary story about Nicholson’s role playing the Joker in the 1980s
Joaquin Phoenix agreed to lose 52 lbs. at the urging of director Todd Phillips, who thought his character, Arthur Fleck, should be “real thin.” Phoenix lost the weight carefully, under the guidance of a doctor, but the strict calorie deprivation he endured affected his eating habits well after he hit his goal.