Joaquin Phoenix Looks Old For His Years As He Gets Character For Disappointment Blvd

EXCLUSIVE: Bald and barefoot Joaquin Phoenix looks unrecognizable as he transforms into the lead character on the set of the upcoming Ari Aster movie, ‘Disappointment Blvd.’

  • Joaquin Phoenix looked dramatically different while filming in downtown Montreal Monday, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show
  • The 46-year-old actor appears to be playing an older character in the upcoming Ari Aster movie Disappointment Blvd.
  • He was seen barefoot and shirtless in baggy beige pants while shooting a scene on a block of Sainte-Catherine St.
  • Production began in Canada last month and is expected to be completed in October
  • Details have been kept secret and are described only as ‘a decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time’

Joaquin Phoenix was unrecognizable when he was spotted as a character on the set of the upcoming Ari Aster movie, Disappointment Blvd.

The Oscar-winning actor – who is known for drastically changing his appearance for movie roles – got a dramatic new look on Monday while filming in downtown Montreal, DailyMail.com exclusive photos.

With a gray and thinning hairline and a thick middle, the 46-year-old appeared to portray an older, restless character.

Joaquin Phoenix revealed an older and more genteel appearance as he transformed into his character on the set of the upcoming Ari Aster movie Disappointment Blvd. on Monday

The Oscar-winning actor - who is known for drastically changing his appearance for dramatic film roles - was seen with a gray and thinning hairline

The Oscar-winning actor – who is known for drastically changing his appearance for dramatic film roles – was seen with a gray and thinning hairline

Earlier this year, it was reported that Phoenix had been cast as the lead role in the Ari Aster movie, which has already caused quite a stir.

Impressive: American filmmaker Aster, 34, stunned critics and movie fans with the 2018 horror drama Hereditary, starring Toni Colette

Earlier this year, it was reported that Phoenix would have starred in the Ari Aster movie, which has already been getting a lot of buzz.

Barefoot and wearing nothing but baggy beige pants, the vegan actor looked disheveled as he shot a scene on a block from Sainte-Catherine St.

As the cameras rolled, his character was seen running up the road to confront a naked homeless man nearby.

Sources told DailyMail.com that the film is expected to run for a week on the thoroughfare, which has been transformed into a New York City street.

Phoenix was reported to have been cast earlier this year as the lead character in the new film, which started shooting in Canada last month and is expected to be completed in October.

Details of the film project have been kept secret, with the plot only vaguely described as “a decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.”

The film will also star Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Parker Posey and Michael Ganolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini.

Barefoot and wearing nothing but baggy beige pants, the vegan actor looked disheveled as he shot a scene on a block of Sainte-Catherine St.

Barefoot and wearing nothing but baggy beige pants, the vegan actor looked disheveled as he shot a scene on a block from Sainte-Catherine St.

Phoenix is ​​cast as the lead, but details of the film project are kept secret

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Phoenix is ​​cast as the lead, but details of the film project are kept secret

The sighting comes three years after it was revealed that the Hollywood star developed a “condition” after losing 52 pounds to star in the 2019 film Joker, which would eventually land him an Oscar.

The film is expected to attract a fair amount of buzz, given director Ari Aster’s impressive track record and Phoenix’s critically acclaimed past appearances.

American filmmaker Aster, 34, stunned critics and movie fans with the horror drama Hereditary 2018, starring Toni Colette.

The film – which dealt with themes of the supernatural – made more than $80 million on a $10 million budget to become the highest-grossing film by indie film company A24 in the world.

Aster’s next project was the folk-horror film Midsommar, starring British actress Florence Pugh, and the filmmaker again working with A24.

Phoenix took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the title character in Joker in 2019

Phoenix took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the title character in Joker in 2019

It earned an impressive $48 million against a $9 million budget and received lavish praise from critics.

Unsurprisingly, Aster is teaming up with A24 again for Disappointment Blvd., his third film, with Lars Knudsen producing under their Square Peg banner.

Meanwhile, Phoenix is ​​considered one of the most respected actors of his generation, winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for the psychological thriller, You Were Never Really Here (2017), directed by Lynne Ramsay.

He also took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as the title character in Joker in 2019.

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