Joaquin Phoenix received a round of applause and applause for his role in The Joker tonight in Toronto . "Todd Phillips' origin story of Batman's villain is super violent but also a great comic book opera. The look of the movie is exceptional and the acting from all the actors is excellent. The story owes its life to two movies about Scorsese, The King of Comedy and The Taxi Driver. The Joker aka Arthur Fleck is part of Rupert Pupkin and part of Travis Bickle. Ironically, Robert De Niro is also here.