The acclaimed origin story of Batman’s most famous villain. Arthur Fleck is a party clown by day and a failing standup comedian by night. As he is increasingly disregarded and mistreated by the wealthy citizens of Gotham City, the angry Fleck makes one mistake that leads him on a downward spiral into revolution against the people who hurt him, and is eventually forced to come face to face with his alter ego: the mad Joker. “A movie that borders on genius—repellant, dark, terrifying, disgusting, brilliant, and unforgettable.” (Observer)
Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.