Tag: Phoenix

NME Festival blog: Darren Aronofsky says he wanted Joaquin Phoenix to play Batman

And now, of course, things are very different Joaquin Phoenix was once in the running to play Batman, it has been revealed. The actor is, of course, about to play the character’s arch enemy The Joker in the upcoming film of the same name, but things could have been very different. The revelation comes from […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Joker’ star Joaquin Phoenix on how he started to “go mad” during transformation for role

The DC film premiered over the weekend Joker star Joaquin Phoenix has discussed the transformation he underwent to take on the iconic role, revealing that he began to “go mad” ahead of filming. Making its debut at the Venice Film Festival this weekend, the new DC movie tells the origin story of Batman’s infamous arch-villain. Phoenix appears as Arthur […]

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NME Festival blog: Joaquin Phoenix leads Oscars 2020 race with ‘The Joker’

The Crown Prince of Crime rules supreme… Joaquin Phoenix could be gunning for awards glory after being installed as the bookies favourite to win the Best Actor Oscar in 2020. The acclaimed actor’s title role in The Joker will debut at the Venice Film Festival later this month, before screening at the Toronto International Film […]

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NME Festival blog: Leonardo DiCaprio reflects on seeing River Phoenix on the night he died

The star died from a drug overdose in 1993 Leonardo DiCaprio has reflected on seeing River Phoenix on the night the actor died in a new interview. Phoenix died after suffering a drug overdose at infamous Los Angeles club The Viper Room on October 30, 1993. He was 23 years old at the time. In […]

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NME Festival blog: Phoenix congratulate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on election and viral ‘Lisztomania’ dance video

It comes after a 2010 college clip of her dancing to the song was shared seemingly to smear her Phoenix have applauded a newly-elected Democratic Representative and shared a video of her dancing to their song ‘Lisztomania’ in 2010. On Friday, the ‘Boston University Brat Pack Mashup’ of the French band’s 2009 single was circulated […]

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NME Festival blog: Phoenix reveal all on the challenges of taking their ambitious live show on the road

Phoenix have opened up on the challenges of creating their most ambitious live set-up yet, which has seen the synth-pop pioneers playing underneath a giant mirror. The set was debuted at festivals last summer, and features an angled mirror that hangs at an angle, reflecting everything that’s happening on stage. It’s also been paired with […]

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NME Festival blog: Phoenix reveal all on the challenges of taking their ambitious live show on the road

Phoenix have opened up on the challenges of creating their most ambitious live set-up yet, which has seen the synth-pop pioneers playing underneath a giant mirror. The set was debuted at festivals last summer, and features an angled mirror that hangs at an angle, reflecting everything that’s happening on stage. It’s also been paired with […]

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