Watch Joaquin Phoenix Do a Creepy Dance in ‘Joker’ | Anatomy of a Scene

  • Published on:  Monday, October 7, 2019
  • A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves. Those spare ingredients go into crafting this downbeat but memorable moment from “Joker.”

    When the scene begins, Arthur Fleck (a.k.a. the Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix) has just had an intense, life-defining moment and finds a bathroom to collect and calm himself. He does so with a dance that the director Todd Phillips said Phoenix came up with on the day of the shoot. In his narration, Phillips discusses the music (by Hildur Gudnadottir), and how he and Phoenix came to change the scene from what was in the script.

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  • djjlc


     7 hours ago

    It’s one of the most beautiful scenes in a movie I’ve ever scene and I’ve watched a lot of movies

  • Mucky Manzatti

    Mucky Manzatti

     10 hours ago

    No woman could ever perform like this.

  • Anna Ashleyshone

    Anna Ashleyshone

     12 hours ago

    I don’t know why I remember this scene the most cleary and why I feel so impressed.
    I even listened to the Bathroom dance over and over.
    Now I know why. Beautiful just like a bird escaping the cage and spread their wings for the first time.

  • Ni Ro

    Ni Ro

     16 hours ago

    His interpretation is indeed brilliant

  • Jenny Sheekey

    Jenny Sheekey

     18 hours ago

    This scene was Amazing

  • Luciano


     19 hours ago

    What a masterpiece in Acting. Such a Sad story. Is probably one of the most disturbing movies I have ever watched.

  • Eric Thompson

    Eric Thompson

     23 hours ago

    this scene was amazing

  • José Luis Fuentes Manrique

    José Luis Fuentes Manrique


    I didn't cry with any particular scene but, jeez... Let me tell for sure that it gave me chills and goosebumps all movie long.

    Beautiful feeling to the unexpected reaction of the character to the situations presented.

  • Nat Bite

    Nat Bite


    This scene was so beautiful and dark. Incredible movement and score ❤

  • ThePsychopompos1



    Most amazing movie this century.

  • James Gatsby

    James Gatsby


    It was beautiful.

  • Joker Motorcycle

    Joker Motorcycle


    Best joker movie 🎥 👏🌹

  • strom trooper

    strom trooper


    If you want to see a realife Joker, you should Google for Iqram Dinzly

  • Avalanche



    I cannot describe how much I loved this movie. Thanks to the whole crew; and sad to see the PC police is trying hard to bash this extraordinary movie

  • Judy Blaha

    Judy Blaha

     2 days ago

    Great performance beautiful man

  • badopinionsrighthere


     2 days ago

    This scene and characterization was brilliant. Arthur uses dance as a form of control- control of himself, control of the situation. When you watch the movie, you'll notice he dances when he feels confident in himself and his actions. Spoilery examples in my reply

  • Cerulean Sealpup

    Cerulean Sealpup

     2 days ago +1

    This scene did creep me out..i dont know why.

  • Juan Cortez

    Juan Cortez

     2 days ago

    Like Apocalypse Now.

  • Gold


     2 days ago +5

    Am I the only one who cried during this scene? It was so emotional...

  • Kräuterseuche


     2 days ago

    This doesn't feel creepy to me. It gets this special feeling of " Oh wow, this is some deep ship."