Joaquin Phoenix Reveals How He Found His Joker Laugh

In the wake of Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime, it’s become quite a daunting task to play the Joker. As if attempting to tap into the inner-workings of a maniac weren’t difficult enough, Ledger’s permanently set the bar for any following interpretations of the character – at least in the live-action world (any other Mark Hamill fans out there?).

But while Jared Leto more or less crapped the bed in Suicide Squad, hopes and anticipation have stayed high for Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming take on the crime-committing clown. With DC giving the Todd Phillips film a big awards push, including screenings at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, it’s shaping up to be unlike any other comic book movie ever made.

But speculation over the film’s success has been running rampant ever since the official trailer dropped in early April.
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