Reference to The Art of Martin Scorsese If the movies like "Taxi Driver" or "The King of Comedy" by Scorsese are already familiar to you, so you have definitely drawn parallels between these two projects. Todd Phillips was surely inspired by the works of the master, so some details for the plot of "Joker" were borrowed right from those films. For example, a loser and a stand up comic, who confess...
This guy is the younger brother of the actor River Jude Phoenix who was nominated for Oscar Award for the role in the “Running on Empty” film. He was considered a very talented actor and one of the most promising newcomers of Hollywood in the second part of the 80s of the last century. But River died of overdose right in front of the club «Viper Room», the owner of which for some time was Johnny Depp.
Joaquin Phoenix (nee Joaquin Raphael Bottom) is the son of Arlyn Sharon Dunetz and John Lee Bottom. His parents were the members of a cult “Children of God”. The followers of this cult used the method of “fishing with flirt”. The female members of the cult used sex to attract new supporters of this ideology. Carnal pleasures were also the way to earn money, and the female sectarians, in fact, were prostitutes.
Joaquin Phoenix appeared on screens mostly because of his mother. After leaving the cult Arlyn changed her family name from Bottom to Phoenix and started to work for the American National Broadcasting Company, more famous as NBC. Here Arlyn joined the Casting team.
Joaquin Phoenix got his first role in 1982 in the serial which became the remake of the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” of 1954. Joaquin’s elder brother River was also in this film.