7 Greatest Films of Joaquin Phoenix

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Gladiator (2000)

Phoenix played the villain Commodus in the Ridley Scott-directed sandals-and-swords revenge saga to great effect.

Walk the Line (2005)

Phoenix played music legend Johnny Cash in this biopic helmed by James Mangold.

The Master (2012)

Phoenix played a PTSD-stricken WW2 veteran seeking solace in a community founded as a new religion to come to terms with his troubles in this Paul Thomas Anderson film.

Her (2013)

In the Spike Jonze film, Phoenix plays Theodore, a lonesome writer, who develops romantic feelings for the operating system he interacts with on a day-to-day basis.

Inherent Vice (2014)

Phoenix collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson on the stoner mystery based on a Thomas Pynchon novel, playing a mumbling detective in 70s Los Angeles.

Joker (2019)

Phoenix's Oscar-winning turn as Arthur Fleck was a retread of the origins of the legendary DC Comics villain directed by Todd Phillips.

C'mon C'mon (2021)

Phoenix plays Johnny, whose relationship with his nephew as the duo undertake a cross-country journey forms the core of this drama.

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