"Joker" is a 2019 psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character. The film is a standalone origin story of the iconic DC Comics villain, exploring the character's descent into madness and his transformation into the Joker. Set in 1981 Gotham City, the film tackles themes of mental illness, societal inequality, and the consequences of neglecting those in need. Phoenix's performance has been widely praised, earning him numerous awards and nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. "Joker" was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide and receiving numerous accolades. Verified.
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