In 2002, the world was looking at M. Night Shyamalan. His 1999 film "The Sixth Sense" was more successful than anyone could have expected, grossing over $670 million worldwide on a $40 million budget. It would go on to be nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (for Haley Joel Osment), Best Supporting Actress (for Toni Collette), Best Screenplay, and Best Editing (for Andrew Mondshein). Shyalaman's follow-up to "The Sixth Sense," 2000's "Unbreakable," was not quite as well-received. But it did receive generally positive reviews, and it accrued a following of fans interested in exploring superhero mythology long before the superhero genre was ascendant. Interest would be renewed 16 years later when Shyamalan tied it to his movie "Split."
Joaquin Phoenix has a reputation for being socially uncomfortable. The "Joker" star often has rocky starts with co-stars and is famously resistant to interviews and press, often breaking the fourth wall and asking the interviewers questions like, "how long does this go on for?" (via Golden Globes). This made him the perfect fit to play Theodore, the introverted and downtrodden protagonist of "Her."
Ridley Scott Shoots ‘Kitbag’ with Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby in Malta – C&E Europe News in Brief
Click here to read the full article. Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby will start shooting next week in Malta on Ridley Scott’s film “Kitbag,” about Napoleon’s rise to power. Polish cinematographer Dariusz Adam Wolski is lensing, according to Film New Europe. Phoenix, who plays the French emperor, and Kirby, who plays his wife Josephine, arrive in Malta this week, according to Times of Malta, quoting sources in the local film industry. The cast includes Tahar Rahim, Youssef Kerkour, John Hollingworth, Edouard Philipponnat and Alfredo Tavares. David Scarpa penned the script. The Apple Studios production will use several locations in Malta including...
"Joker" tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a mistreated nobody who spends his whole life suffering in a city that ignores him. Sure, his worldview is more than a little disturbing, but do we blame the man, or the society that shaped him? "Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there?" he asks. I think we all know the answer to that.
Ridley Scott’s historical drama centers on the legendary leader who went from military general to Emperor of France, with a focus on his tumultuous relationship with the woman who became his wife, Joséphine. Who is in the cast of Napoleon?. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Napoleon with Vanessa Kirby...
The trajectory of this year’s Best Actor race is a familiar one for most award watchers. As various critic groups held their awards, it seemed like anything was possible. Could the eventual winner be Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog? Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth? Maybe even Andrew Garfield for Tick, Tick... Boom? Apparently not! Will Smith, while praised for his performance in King Richard, won next to no awards from critics, but he’s swept Best Actor from the Golden Globes onward.
Whatever you might think of the DCEU-adjacent drama movie Joker, star Joaquin Phoenix turned in a pretty incredible performance. As the bitter, broken Arthur Fleck, Phoenix enraptured audiences, to the point he managed to nominated for, and win, the Academy Award for Best Actor. However, Phoenix himself could care less...
Joaquin Phoenix might be a bit taller than Napoleon Bonaparte, but that didn't faze the actor who is now working on Ridley Scott's Kitbag, a biopic about the 18th Century French emperor. Phoenix is joined by Vanessa Kirby in the new movie, which is already in production. Photos of Phoenix in full French regalia surfaced this week, showing him in full costume.
Joaquin Phoneix appears to be getting into character after being spotted in full Napoleon get-up while filming in Greenwich, London. Pictures show him in 18th-century military uniform, including Napoleon’s now-iconic hat in gold trimming. The pictures, as shared by Metro, also show South London’s transformation to 18th century France,...