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Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
Photo: Isaiah Trickey / Contributor (Getty Images)

On Sunday, we got a glimpse of what Joaquin Phoenix will look like as the Joker in Todd Phillips’ Joker, which as a reminder, has pretty much nothing to do with Jared Leto’s Joker. In that image, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker looked a lot like Joaquin Phoenix. The caption read “Arthur.”

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This caption to this video? “Joker.”

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In case you saw the projections of makeup on Phoenix’s face and assumed that’s all you were going to get, stick with it to the end for a glimpse of the actor in greasepaint. Not everything about this project has screamed “promising,” but after the, ah, detailed look created for Leto, this relatively low-key take is actually kind of refreshing.

Okay fine, here’s a screenshot.

Illustration for article titled Okay fine, here’em/ems Joaquin Phoenix in Joker makeup
Screenshot: Todd Phillips (Instagram)
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Bonus points for the use of “Laughing,” by The Guess Who.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.

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