Joaquin Phoenix and his Oscar-worthy roles

On Sunday night Joaquin Phoenix topped off a flawless awards campaign, collecting the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Joker, adding to the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild Award he’d already picked up earlier this year.

Joker was up for 11 Oscars

While his victory at the Academy Awards might have seen like a shoo-in, the actor’s previous form at the ceremony suggested otherwise; this was the fourth-time Phoenix had been nominated, without ever having walked away with a statuette.

In celebration of the DVD release of Joker, which is available to buy now, we’re looking back at the roles which earned Phoenix his previous nominations, looking at the actors to have beaten him out to the award in past years and seeing how Phoenix learned from the roles to set him up for his 2020 clean sweep.

Joaquins’ Previous Oscar-worthy Roles

Gladiator (2001)

Before his
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