April 27, 2018
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Alongside director Lynne Ramsay, Joaquin Phoenix attends the photocall today to promote the movie ‘You Were Never Really Here’ in Rome, Italy. Check out the photos:


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In Italy the film will be released on May 6 with the title “A Beautiful Day”.

April 26, 2018
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In select theaters July 13.

April 13, 2018
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Source: EW

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’m intrigued by actors who play roles like this, which are incredibly intense and emotional, and I wonder how much of that role gets into your head — how do you go home at night after scenes that are brutal? Is it easy to walk away after you’re done or do you live with the character for a while?
JOAQUIN PHOENIX: There’s no way to answer this without sounding like a f—ing jerk. I don’t know, I always hate, just, like [how] I was affected by this. Every movie, you just basically marinate in the research until it’s like impossible — if you read about one subject matter for weeks or months, of course it’s going to affect you. But I don’t … hopefully it’s not a conscious … I always feel like performances are bad when I see too many conscious decisions, like actors trying to show things, so I hope I didn’t do that, I tried not to show anything. But inevitably you’re going to be affected by this, it’s a brutal world but to be honest. There’s also times where you’re sitting around between takes and me and Lynne are just like telling each other jokes, so it just becomes your life and I think that was part of the thing — when does Joe find humor in things or what is his relationship with his colleagues? It’s like, everything is … you’re seeing a snippet of somebody’s life but they’re like a full human. There’s times that they sit around and watch a f—ing movie, they eat food, so it just becomes your life for a brief period of time.

I imagine you probably get asked a lot about whether you have a preference for dark, tormented characters who live on the edge and what draws you to them, but you’re also just a person who probably likes comedies as well as dramas. It’s trying to understand why you’re drawn to these types of characters.
Yeah, I don’t know, it’s funny because I look at the four movies that I’ve made this year or last year and I wouldn’t say that they were like all intense dramas, and so for me, it feels like the impact for a finished film feels particularly tense, but I didn’t … I don’t know why, to be honest. I didn’t really have the feeling of when I read this script that I have to do this movie. I feel like, it was something that grew and started presenting itself to me as I started researching it and spending time with Lynne. I don’t really know what drew me to the movie — I think maybe it was one of the first times where I was, I guess maybe I was kind of interested in working with Lynne. I think maybe what it is, it’s the not knowing that attracts me. It’s something that seems like so, a world that I don’t understand and it seems so distant from me, and maybe I want to find a way in — what is this puzzle, what can be solved, what can be figured out? I don’t know why, but I don’t sit back going “I want to do this” — I don’t know, I don’t understand why I want to do it.

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April 12, 2018
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Source: Collider.

Collider: Franchise movies are bigger than ever. I would imagine that you have probably been offered many types of franchises and/or superhero roles. Does that interest you at all?

JOAQUIN PHOENIX: I guess it depends. It depends on the character, and the filmmaker, and what they’re after. I wouldn’t refuse anything just based on the genre. I think about superhero movies the way that I imagine Westerns were. There were just these comics that were like Westerns, and then they started making movies. At some point, someone came along and was like, “Wait a minute, we can actually really explore something here, about humanity and the character.” I think that there’s that potential with any movie. I have had meetings, and I’ve gotten close to a couple of things, because I’ve thought, “There’s something in that character that might be interesting,” but ultimately it didn’t work out.

There was a lot of talk about you doing Doctor Strange. There’s been talk about you and Joker. The advantage of the superhero movie is these are some of the few films that have such a large canvas to work with, in terms of the budget and the way you can build a world. They’re very, very popular, and some of them are awesome.

PHOENIX: I mean who cares about popular? Sometimes having a limited budget might be really good. Something about having to work really hard, and adapt to your budget, that maybe creates something interesting, right?

Totally.

PHOENIX: I think that’s probably … Isn’t that kind of what’ll happen? Sometimes a movie will work, and then they’ll do a sequel and they’ll have a bigger budget, and everyone kind of relaxes a little bit, and then it just gets progressively worse and worse?

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April 9, 2018
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix spent his weekend making surprise appearances at Hollywood screenings of his new movie You Were Never Really Here.

Joaquin Phoenix and the film’s producer, Jim Wilson, spent all day Saturday (07Apr18) greeting audiences either before or after each of the 14 showings at the Arclight Hollywood theatre.

According to Deadline.com, the pair also had a little fun with crowds, disguising themselves as ushers for one screening, as they asked people to turn off their cell phones and enjoy the movie.

“It’s a way to engage with audiences who are seeing the movie,” Phoenix told the outlet. “Usually you do press and do a talk show or something and then that’s it. It’s nice that people are coming out… I just wanted to support people in coming out and seeing films like this… I never had that experience before, and it’s been really fun actually. It’s a special movie and Lynne worked so hard. I’m just saying thanks to people coming to see the film,” he added.

Phoenix’s presence gave You Were Never Really Here a big boost – the film, distributed by officials at Amazon, had a limited release in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, but it proved to be a popular choice, grossing just under $130,000 (£92,275) from just three theatres. (Source: film-news.co.uk)

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April 4, 2018
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Joaquin Phoenix attends ‘You Were Never Really Here’ New York Premiere at Metrograph on April 3, 2018 in New York City.


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April 2, 2018
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Recent reports have pegged Joaquin Phoenix to play the Joker in a new DC film directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese that would sort of track the origins of the character and not be connected to the current DC cinematic universe. However, while Variety reported the actor was in negotiations for the part, Phoenix has remained cagey on whether or not he’s doing the movie. In a lengthy conversation in support of his new movie You Were Never Really Here, Fandango asked Phoenix point blank whether he was going to play the Joker, and, well, he’s still not talking.

“I don’t know… it could be an interesting character, I don’t know,” Phoenix said with a bit of a mischievous grin on his face. He didn’t deny the news like he has previously, but he also didn’t confirm either way whether he’d be playing DC’s Clown Prince.

If he did take on the role, it’d be one of the more high-profile films Joaquin Phoenix has ever done. And it’s not the first comic book movie to come calling either, with Phoenix’s name thrown around for everything from Marvel’s Doctor Strange to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

So does he have a comic book itch that needs scratching and he’s just waiting for the right project? According to Phoenix, he’s certainly up for a big, splashy superhero movie, but only if the conditions are exactly right.

“I see it as any other movie,” he said. “I wouldn’t say… “I won’t do Westerns.” It depends on what it is. I don’t really care about the genre, I care about the character and the filmmaker. If you have the ability to transcend the genre, then that’s what you want to do. So I wouldn’t say, hands down, no – I wouldn’t do that kind of movie. There are things where I’ve flirted with the possibility where there was the potential for this to be… something that’s actually interesting to me. But then for whatever reason they never got to that place where everyone else feels the same way. And that’s key. Everyone has to want to explore the same thing or else it just doesn’t f**king work. I’m not opposed to it. I don’t make decisions on budget or things like that – it’s really the filmmaker and the character.”

When we told Phoenix that he’d make a really good Joker and that he should do it, he sat back, smiled, rubbed his hands together and gave a look as if to say, well, we’ll see. Based on his overall response, though, it seems like this is only happening if everyone is on the same page with regards to how he’s going to portray the character — and like he said, he’s most interested if it means he has the chance to transcend the genre. With a character like the Joker, that’s certainly possible, but will it all come together in the way the actor would like it to? Clearly that’s still to be determined.

“You Were Never Really Here” hits theaters on April 6.

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March 28, 2018
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Joaquin Phoenix is the cover of Interview Magazine. Check out in our gallery the photos by Hedi Slimane:


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Read the full interview here!

March 22, 2018
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In a PBN exclusive, creators of vegan documentary Dominion have announced that Joaquin Pheonix and his partner Rooney Mara – award-winning actors and vegans – will narrate the film.

In addition, the team has expanded to include co-producer Shaun Monson – of the ground-breaking vegan documentary Earthlings – and two more high-profile narrators whose names will be announced in the full length youtube interview.

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March 20, 2018
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Joaquin Phoenix has explained his two-year hiatus from acting, saying he went through a period where he did not even want to read scripts.

The actor, 43, who has taken on the role of Jesus in new film Mary Magdalene, said when he first decided to return to work there were no projects that interested him, before he ended up working back-to-back on four films including the biblical story, and Lynne Ramsay’s new film You Were Never Really Here.

He said: “I’ve been super fortunate the last few years, I’ve worked with some amazing filmmakers and that’s always inspiring, but I didn’t work for two years before I worked on Lynne’s movie. Mostly when I work or don’t work it’s because there aren’t projects I want to work on. And there are times also when I just say, ‘I don’t want to read anything, and I’m just going to take six months’, and that’s what happened. I’d taken a year off, I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for a year, and then I was like, ‘OK, I’m ready to work’, and then there was nothing that I wanted to do for a year. And then it was really strange because it just went from nothing to these four movies that I couldn’t say no to. It just happened that way. I’d never done that much but I think working with the filmmakers and the actors was so inspiring, so that fuelled me.”

Phoenix said it was important to forget other people’s expectations of him when he was taking on the role of Jesus in Mary Magdalene.

He said: “When you first start, so many people have so many different expectations, and you imagine what the expectations are, but every film that I do, there’s a point where I just say, ‘Well this is mine now, and I have to find a way to internalise this and just to have this experience’.

“I can’t perform other people’s expectations. So I think that was part of it and discoveries that we made as we went along, and sometimes you just react to the environment and the other actors, and it makes you look at a scene differently.”

The film tells the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection from the perspective of Magadalene, played by Rooney Mara, and dismisses the traditional view that she was a prostitute.

Phoenix said: “For a lot of people, faith is really important and I couldn’t help but think of young girls that are religious and have felt like their two examples of them in the Bible are either the virgin or the whore.

“And even if you’re not conscious of that, subconsciously it has to affect you and the way that you navigate the world and navigate your faith.

“And it seems like such a f**ked up thing to do to somebody.”

Mary Magdalene is out in UK cinemas now.

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