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Suave: Joaquin Phoenix was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet with director Todd Phillips for the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday

Joaquin Phoenix smiles as he arrives for the closing ceremony at the Venice Film Festival … after being criticized for Joker

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Joaquin Phoenix was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet for the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.

The Joker star, 44, cut a brave figure when he joined director Todd Phillips to see if the film will receive the coveted Golden Lion Award.

It comes when Joker joins 20 other contenders such as Ad Astra, the laundry and an officer and a spy who are waiting to see if they will receive the highest honor at the Italian festival.

Suave: Joaquin Phoenix was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet with director Todd Phillips for the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday

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Suave: Joaquin Phoenix was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet with director Todd Phillips for the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday

Joaquin looked supple in a black and white tuxedo when he joined director Toff for the closing ceremony.

The American actor is highly praised for his performance as The Crown Prince Of Crime, with many critics tipping him for an Academy Award when the nominations are announced in January 2020.

Critics around the world have praised Phoenix, with most of them being stunning & # 39; stunning & # 39; in the role prizes, convinced that an Oscar could be on the cards for him in 2020.

In Venice, the film also deserved a standing ovation of eight minutes, while Joaquin as & # 39; terrifying & # 39; and & # 39; gripping & # 39; was labeled in the villain.

Clever: the Joker star cut a brave figure as he prepared to see if his movie Joker would receive the coveted Golden Lion Award.

Clever: the Joker star cut a brave figure as he prepared to see if his movie Joker would receive the coveted Golden Lion Award.

Clever: the Joker star cut a brave figure as he prepared to see if his movie Joker would receive the coveted Golden Lion Award.

Friends: Joaquin shared a laugh with director Todd during the closing ceremony, after Joker earned an eight-minute standing ovation at the festival when it premiered last Saturday
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Friends: Joaquin shared a laugh with director Todd during the closing ceremony, after Joker earned an eight-minute standing ovation at the festival when it premiered last Saturday

Friends: Joaquin shared a laugh with director Todd during the closing ceremony, after Joker earned an eight-minute standing ovation at the festival when it premiered last Saturday

Friendly: the two were in a good mood, because their film will compete with 20 others for the coveted Golden Lion prize

Friendly: the two were in a good mood, because their film will compete with 20 others for the coveted Golden Lion prize

Friendly: the two were in a good mood, because their film will compete with 20 others for the coveted Golden Lion prize

Sensational: in the film - which is to be released worldwide in early October - Joaquin plays a failed comedian who eventually rebels as the Clown Prince Of Crime (above)

Sensational: in the film - which is to be released worldwide in early October - Joaquin plays a failed comedian who eventually rebels as the Clown Prince Of Crime (above)

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Sensational: in the film – which is to be released worldwide in early October – Joaquin plays a failed comedian who eventually rebels as the Clown Prince Of Crime (above)

The actor follows in the footsteps of Heath, Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson and Jared Leto, among many others, to portray Batman's archenemy.

The standalone DC film shows Arthur Fleck's descent into the madness in Gotham City in 1981, after the upcoming villain as he struggles to make ends meet.

Living together with his mother, the aspiring comedian is also plagued by a condition that makes him hear a pathological smile at the most inconvenient moments.

Things are going well: Several already gave Joaquin a tip for Oscar glory at the end of next year, because they praised his performance as the Joker

Things are going well: Several already gave Joaquin a tip for Oscar glory at the end of next year, because they praised his performance as the Joker

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Things are going well: Several already gave Joaquin a tip for Oscar glory at the end of next year, because they praised his performance as the Joker

Speak against The Hollywood Reporter in Venice last week, Joaquin claimed that taking 52 pounds to prepare for the & # 39; role affects your psychology & # 39; because it means that & # 39; you are going crazy & # 39 ;.

He explained how the weight loss process informed us how he played the role and said: & # 39; The first thing for us was weight loss.

& # 39; I think I started that. And, it turns out, that affects your psychology. You start to go crazy if you lose that amount of weight during that time. & # 39;

He also admitted that he chose not to look back at the images of the character of his predecessors, instead he opted to read books about political killers.

At the end: the Venice Film Festival ends on Saturday with the closing ceremony and the coveted Golden Lion Award
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At the end: the Venice Film Festival ends on Saturday with the closing ceremony and the coveted Golden Lion Award

At the end: the Venice Film Festival ends on Saturday with the closing ceremony and the coveted Golden Lion Award

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