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Oscars 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins the best actor for ‘Joker’

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Oscars 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins the best actor for 'Joker'

The actor, known for playing brooding or emotionally troubled characters, dropped more than 50 pounds (22 kg) to play Arthur Fleck, an emaciated mentally ill clown who finds fame through a random act of violence in 1980s era New York City.

Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar on Sunday for his terrifying performance as an isolated loner who becomes one of the world`s best known comic book villains in “Joker,” and invoked his late brother River Phoenix in one of the most emotional acceptance speeches of the night.

Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, is an origin story for the celebrated supervillain, previously played most famously on screen by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.

Phoenix has made a virtual clean sweep of major awards for the role, winning best actor at the Baftas, the Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards, and best actor in a drama at the Golden Globes.

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He had previously received two best actor nominations at the Oscars for Walk the Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013, but this is his first win.

“Ive been a scoundrel in my life, Ive been selfish, Ive been cruel at times, Ive been hard to work with. I`m grateful so many of you in this room have given me a second chance,” Phoenix said in accepting his award.

“When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric, he said: Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow,” he said in concluding his speech tearfully to a standing ovation. River Phoenix died of a drug overdose at a Hollywood night club in 1993 at age 23.

The actor, known for playing brooding or emotionally troubled characters, dropped more than 50 pounds (22 kg) to play Arthur Fleck, an emaciated mentally ill clown who finds fame through a random act of violence in 1980s era New York City.

His Oscar win made Phoenix the second person to get an Academy Award for playing the Joker character. Heath Ledger won a posthumous best supporting actor Oscar in 2009 for playing the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

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