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.

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

  1. Joaquin seemed fine until jimmy made fun of him saying the dancing was private and more for himself. And showing that clip without notifying beforehand was just cold, you can see Joaquin get nervous

  2. Everyone’s attacking jimmy but he did great. Joaquin Phoenix is so weird and akward and jimmy some how managed to save it. This man deserves praise.

  3. These are the garbage show that all the sheep watch no wonder they weren't able to appreciate the film. Phoenix did an amazing job and the film respected the maturity of the audience enough to leave some morally ambiguous questions.

  4. Whether or not Kimmel watched Joker, he should know that, that is not how you treat a guest. If he didn't have guests, no one would even care about his shows. If he has watched the movie, then he truly has learned NOTHING. The movie portrays how humans often do not know the difference between what is a joke and what isn't. What shouldn't be made into a joke and what could be. Kimmel has never known the difference, and it isn't surprising that even after the movie, he still doesn't get it. Ironically enough, he has the main actor as his guest. He needs to get his act right, leave the showbiz/talkshow business, or just leave the business completely because he's ruined talk show tbh. I hope Joaquin is okay.

  5. Love how people think the outtake cut wasn’t intentional. Obviously they’re tryna get the feel from the show in the movie

  6. “You’re making fun of it but it was serious for me”… joaquin is the 🐐 and Jimmy is a MORON for the disrespect.

  7. Does it not occur to anybody at all that Jimmy being disrespectful to him is all a planned act essentially reflecting the movie's iconic situation itself??

  8. You're awful jimmy.
    Putting my video,
    Inviting me on the show.
    You just wanted to make fun of me. You're just like murray.

  9. Wow. This is painfully uncomfortable. Why would he do that? Like you could see how shocked he was that he played that clip. What a jerk.

  10. Is there anyone who'd like to explain why people saying Jimmy's joke in this clip is terrible and which part is terrible? I'm a Korean and my listening is not good.

  11. I can't even believe what i see here. Jimmy just NOT listening to Joaquin's Answers or even waiting for them and just saying some kind of bullshit to make fun of the whole situation. It's almost similar to the scene in the movie.

  12. How embarrassing for Jimmy.. never treat a guest on your show like this! Laughing and joking at Joaquin's passion for dance. Showing him up for a video that was suppose to be private! How embarrassing. Will not be watching him again

  13. WOW! Is Jimmy Kimmel trying to replicate what happened to Robert De Niro's character in the movie? Pathetic and unnecessary!

  14. I already know I'm gonna see a bunch of people in the comments protecting Joaquin and going against Kimmel …..when just afew days ago you all idolized Kimmel

  15. "Youre awful Jimmy"

    "Im awful?? how am i awful?"

    "Playing that video, inviting me on the show. You just wanted to make fun of me. Youre just like the rest of them."
    Just to clarify the dislikes are for jimmy not for Joaquin
    Jimmy: makes a bad joke

    Joaquin: knock knock

  16. Unbelievable sabotage of Joachim … Jimmy should be ashamed. That was disgusting. I worked w Joachim and he was a really nice dude who was kind to all the crew. Acting is intense, especially in a role like that. Total b.s.

  17. Why so many dislikes?
    Is there something I'm missing?
    Jimmy felt "normal" here.
    Joaquin is so… bizzarre ahah, he's great.
    Published 16 days ago, over 11 millions views.
    Joaquin is REALLY boosting up youtube videos and talk shows ahah

  18. WOW, Joaquin had NO IDEA they were going to drop that clip on him! He was sincerely embarrassed! I’m sure he never thought that clip would reach the public, because it makes him seem like a diva-which I doubt is the case. I liked how he handled it, even apologizing to the audience for having to see it. I could see how distracting it could be to have someone always talking in your earpiece as your trying to find and focus on an emotion so that it comes across on film they way you want it to. Joaquin is a great actor, really underrated.

  19. Jimmy such a jerk why would he play that movie reel? I can't stand him and I'm only watching this because I like Joaquin

  20. I’m not putting a hate comment here but jimmy please, even tho you watched the joker. Shouldn’t you be now the one knowing to put yourself in the others shoes before judging ? (my English is bad I’m sorry) It’s just pissing me off how awkward he made it. I want an official apologize from him to him. I don’t think that an actor who ate like nothing and smoked all the time and needs to act an ill person has to apologize the way he acted. He is literally told to do that for the sake of the movie.

  21. I’m not putting a hate comment here but jimmy please, even tho you watched the joker. Shouldn’t you be now the one knowing to put yourself in the others shoes before judging ? (my English is bad I’m sorry) It’s just pissing me off how awkward he made it. I want an official apologize from him to him. I don’t think that an actor who ate like nothing and smoked all the time and needs to act an ill person has to apologize the way he acted. He is literally told to do that for the sake of the movie.

  22. He feels like exhausted from the role Joker. I’m afraid he gets into Ledger fate 😢!!
    No offense, just a feeling

  23. How can they show Joaquin on set like that that? He worked so hard on this movie quite clearly, obviously there will be some stressful moments. That should stay private without a doubt instead of putting him on the spot like that.

  24. Jimmy Kimmel showing that outtake was really petty especially when it was between two people. Idk if it was just me but, this seems like they're trying to add stuff that really has nothing to do with anybody to put Joaquin Phoenix in the cancel culture mob.

  25. on god i want to punch jimmy so hard bro like who looked at that script and was like “yeah this is fine and totally not disrespectful”

  26. This is such an uncomfortable interview to watch. Jimmy what is wrong with you? Joaquin handled this really well. I would have wanted to walk off the stage.

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