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

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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  1. BKLYNTURK1975

    BKLYNTURK19754 ditë më parë

    He killed it!! No pun intended

  2. Shafaet Islam

    Shafaet Islam10 ditë më parë


  3. Yaver Khan

    Yaver Khan11 ditë më parë

    An artist as human according to nature dance is a form of expression as Joaquin Phoenix i expected to be shine alone above all actors cx he depicted my pain n torture 😭😭😭😭😇


    ELECTRONIC RESISTANCE11 ditë më parë

    Jesus crucification at end. Joker/Jesus/Saviour

  5. John Whitman

    John Whitman15 ditë më parë

    Im diagnosed ADHD and ASPD. . This is the only movie and I mean the only movie that I have seen that literally made me look at myself. . Fuckn relatable. Truly a masterpiece

  6. Mr Google

    Mr Google19 ditë më parë

    that movie sucks

  7. Kadir

    Kadir13 ditë më parë

    like your life

  8. dark jedi

    dark jedi25 ditë më parë

    This film got 69% on Rotten Tomatoes... I knew it, I always hate tomatoes 🍅

  9. Wilhelm Heinrich

    Wilhelm Heinrich27 ditë më parë

    The critics panned Joker because they couldn’t handle a villain as a protagonist in a story or film.

  10. Y.

    Y.Muaj më parë

    i remember watching this and just, memorized by Arthur dancing and how creepy yet peaceful the scene was. I don't think a movie has ever made me felt like this before

  11. Pablo Martinez

    Pablo MartinezMuaj më parë

    I have Generalized Anxiety And Depression I Can Understand all The Pain This Movie Brings .

  12. Brum Man

    Brum ManMuaj më parë

    “You talking to me” only real movie fans will understand.

  13. nikodim

    nikodimMuaj më parë

    In my opinion, this movie is a stand alone masterpiece

  14. 이초록

    이초록Muaj më parë

    i think joker's dancing scene is inspired from bong joon ho's "mother" opening scene and ending scene. this is mother opeing scene. i wnat to hear about ur opinion

  15. Audra Evans

    Audra EvansMuaj më parë

    I feel like this character is a Pisces.

  16. Christiam disciple

    Christiam discipleMuaj më parë

    It's not creepy at all. In fact it is liberating and very is an expression of who he is and who he is shaping up to be. It is a catharsis after his explosive release against THE BULLY. It's not about right or wrong at this time that I consider but Arthur's way of coping with his very very aweful life that makes it beautiful in the midst of the tragedy playing out...which Arthur later finds humorous and couches as a comedy and in truth most comedians laugh at their pain and most of our comical entertainment is mostly that...making fun of something that intrisically hurts us. I find it beautiful in a heavy way. To bring out beauty however small from great evil is somehthing like a rose in mud.

  17. Naasir Ali

    Naasir AliMuaj më parë

    Please todd you have done the joker to perfection.....Please do Scarecrow or Bane if you can stay true to the joker character I just imagine what he'll do next with them

  18. Dave Otuwa

    Dave OtuwaMuaj më parë


  19. Dave Otuwa

    Dave OtuwaMuaj më parë

    'Twas the 1st-ever R-rated film I've ever seen at a cineplex. I loved it! Crazy with homicide!

  20. Bella55

    Bella55Muaj më parë

    True raw beauty!

  21. Gaitan

    GaitanMuaj më parë

    Dear New York Times: Your News Paper is creepy.

  22. Ross Gladen

    Ross GladenMuaj më parë

    It’s not creepy it’s legendary

  23. Nicole Titov

    Nicole TitovMuaj më parë

    Literally, this is beautiful.

  24. Patrick Bertlein

    Patrick BertleinMuaj më parë

    This reminded me of Butoh. His acting was incredible. The movie was heavily flawed, and critics will overlook this because they will, understandably so, be so mesmerized by some of the best acting of this century.

  25. Joaquin Shang

    Joaquin ShangMuaj më parë

    This scene alone shows what a genius actor is capable of... Just an improvisation idea and flowing with it, let it go, be the character... Joaquin is the best, he should have 2 Oscars by now.

  26. Vadym Volodko

    Vadym VolodkoMuaj më parë

    I'm watching cinema movies now with CinemaVariety. I registered last year and I'm still enjoy it :D

  27. Ather

    AtherMuaj më parë

    "A run-down bathroom with a flickering fluorescent light, a swooning piece of music and some slow, deliberate moves." Believe me or not this whole line is not just only a script but a FEELING 😢💔

  28. NiconachoZ Studio

    NiconachoZ StudioMuaj më parë


  29. Youtuber27

    Youtuber272 muaj më parë

    One of the greatest scenes in film history.

  30. giada

    giada2 muaj më parë

    Joaquin Phoenix didn't just play this character beautifully, with an extraordinary performance. He improvised this scene, by turning his character's thoughts and feelings into dance and if this scene is now one of the most beautiful scenes of the movie is thanks to him. This is a proof that Phoenix put all his soul into this character, to the point that he disappears and we only see Arthur and Joker. When an actor is able to give new interpretation to his character's feelings by turning few lines of the script into something more deep and beautiful, that's when an actor becomes an artist! Phoenix definitely deserves all the awards for that performance and for his dedication and passion. I want to thank Todd Phillips, because he is the one gave Phoenix this oportunity.

  31. Gaitan

    Gaitan2 muaj më parë

    Good decision to do the scene.

  32. Maverick jnr

    Maverick jnr2 muaj më parë


  33. phishydpak

    phishydpak2 muaj më parë

    The King of Devils. Joaquin, you're a GWAMM.

  34. Mediawatcher

    Mediawatcher2 muaj më parë

    It’s insane to think that this was all improvised! Joaquin Phoenix is a true actor!

  35. AppalachianWolf

    AppalachianWolf2 muaj më parë

    MSM: Why do people like this movie? Us: You wouldn’t get it.

  36. ثوريا قاصري

    ثوريا قاصري2 muaj më parë

    مـــين🥰 يـرحــــب🥰 بـي🥰 يــضـغط لايــــك🥰ويــــراســنـي خـاص واشـترك بقـــناتــــي الواتس*00212.620.539.566*💋💋💋

  37. Joaquin Shang

    Joaquin Shang2 muaj më parë

    This scene is like a line of poetry, no logical words but describes the inner spirit change of the protagonist. One of the scenes of this decade.

  38. Angela Ziegler

    Angela Ziegler2 muaj më parë

    Is the movie scary ? Actually I want to watch it but I don’t dare bc ppl are saying that it’s scary and I don’t think that I have the ability to watch scary movies bc I get scared easily so if you have watched the movie can you please tell me your opinion ? Thank youuu ❤️

  39. Angela Ziegler

    Angela Ziegler2 muaj më parë

    @PokemonFan ok thank you ! I will watch it soon (definitely not this month bc my grandfather passed away today 💔 so I don’t feel like watching anything) but I’ll make sure to tell you what I think about it if I don’t forget.

  40. PokemonFan

    PokemonFan2 muaj më parë

    What? The movie isn't scary at all it's just disturbing at times. There's only one part where he scares someone but no the movie isn't scary at all.

  41. Manus 623

    Manus 6232 muaj më parë


  42. Eric Dufrane

    Eric Dufrane2 muaj më parë

    Why did I get chills when I saw that.. don't even like dancing

  43. Eric Dufrane

    Eric DufraneMuaj më parë

    @musicfilmhead90 heck no

  44. musicfilmhead90

    musicfilmhead902 muaj më parë

    Probably the music behind the imagery. Really makes the scene that much more powerful.

  45. Jason H

    Jason H2 muaj më parë

    When you go from Team Batman to Team Joker in one dance!

  46. temper44

    temper442 muaj më parë

    The idea that some people have music in them is a beautiful one. I've never considered it, but thinking back I have known several of those people in my life.

  47. Jimmy Rustling

    Jimmy Rustling2 muaj më parë

    I find it offensive that Joker is not a black woman. Like why does it have to be another white male?? eww

  48. Recht_voor_zijn_raap

    Recht_voor_zijn_raap2 muaj më parë

    *Joaquin Phoenix -- Oscar best male lead in the Joker.. *Joe Pesci -- Oscar best male support role in The Irishman. If only this was a world where this justice would happen. But this is a society.

  49. Paco Perez

    Paco Perez2 muaj më parë


  50. SevenSea

    SevenSea2 muaj më parë

    This movie is truer than all the news you've published in last 5 years, New York Failing Times

  51. L B

    L B2 muaj më parë

    I shed tears to this scene

  52. Pavel Kopachinski

    Pavel Kopachinski2 muaj më parë - About the Joker have already released an online game, look!

  53. CadyGamer Pix

    CadyGamer Pix2 muaj më parë

    Joker dancing: Tik tok people: How men deal with stuff.

  54. Double Jeopardy

    Double Jeopardy2 muaj më parë

    Joaquin was born in peuto rico 😮

  55. Jalal Shokouhi

    Jalal Shokouhi2 muaj më parë

    God! This so freakin *Incredible* 😍

  56. Nathalie Bissonnier

    Nathalie Bissonnier2 muaj më parë emotional 🔥🔥 JOAQUIN PHOENIX 👏👏... The BEST ACTOR ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐++

  57. Emy 78

    Emy 782 muaj më parë

    Great music movie actor director & every thing 💯👍👍👍 The best movie I've ever seen 💝 Thank you ⚘

  58. Zebra meeme lol

    Zebra meeme lol2 muaj më parë

    During the entire movie he dances when he's happy and angry. But in the bathroom he's finally given in and he needs to collect his thoughts and he does this by dance. He dances with his mom because he was happy. He's happy with his mom and that's why he danced with her. He was angry at mury and the rest of society and danced on his way to the studio knowing what he was going to do in front of everyone.

  59. L B

    L B2 muaj më parë

    And he danced after killing the dude in his apartment and after killing Murray

  60. warrior 8

    warrior 82 muaj më parë


  61. ak sinha

    ak sinha3 muaj më parë

    The death of aurthur ...and THE BIRTH OF JOKER

  62. Mo Ana

    Mo Ana3 muaj më parë


  63. Mo Ana

    Mo Ana3 muaj më parë

    Sooooo..... who is the director

  64. madtv719

    madtv7193 muaj më parë

    Looking in the mirror watching himself Dance This is the moment when He Morphed into The Joker Realising He Could Nevet Go Back to what He was ..

  65. warrior #itaintme_gmail_com

    warrior #itaintme_gmail_com3 muaj më parë

    truth is we all do that silly dance in the mirror when nobody is in the room, but they are all watching

  66. Sigma Geranimo

    Sigma Geranimo3 muaj më parë

    A very deep movie.......

  67. micsquzzy106

    micsquzzy1063 muaj më parë

    Now this dance will be known as a masterpiece