Here’s How Much Joaquin Phoenix Made for ‘Joker’

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Joaquin Phoenix attends "The Burnt Orange Heresy" photocall during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 07, 2019 in Venice, Italy. - Image (Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Joaquin Phoenix made $4.5 million for his role in ‘Joker.’

‘Joker’s R-rated storyline made it an international box-office hit. The movie would end up making a billion dollars in the box office. But, according to ‘Variety,’ due to the movie’s relatively small budget, Joaquin Phoenix made $4.5 million for these acting skills.

Phoenix is a house-hold name, yet he does not frequently appear in box office hit movies.

Joaquin Phoenix’s acting did help make the most profitable comic book movie in history. He is currently made the actor the most profitable actor in comic book movie history. In comparison, the report goes on to say Margot Robbie earned an estimated $9 to 10 million for ‘Birds of Prey.’ Gal Gadot scored $10 million for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’.

‘Joker’ is directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Silver. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Here is the storyline for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

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