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The Joker: 30 Unseen Pics From Behind-The-Scenes 🤡

Joaquin Phoenix and his stunt double shot scenes for the highly acclaimed movie 🎬

Who: Arthur Fleck AKA the Joker played by Joaquin Phoenix

What: Filming The Joker

Wearing: Arthur Fleck in his slacks, the Joker in his clown outfit

Where: 1425 Plaza Dr, Bronx, NY, USA + 2341 12th Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA (under the Henry Hudson Pwky) + Pearl Street & Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA


Celebrity WotNot brings you these behind-the-scenes pictures and videos from the highly acclaimed movie The Joker filming across New York.

The Joker was filmed across several locations in New York City even though Chicago is considered to be Gotham's sister city © The MEGA Agency
The Joker was filmed across several locations in New York City known as the “Real Gotham” © The MEGA Agency

With the clapper board at the ready the Joker used New York as its backrop, which is well known to be the “Real Gotham” rather than Chicago (Dark Knight Trilogy) or in New Jersey (DC Extended Universe).

This stylish scene saw Arthur Fleck played by Joaquin Phoenix confront another clown © The MEGA Agency
This stylish scene saw Arthur Fleck played by Joaquin Phoenix confront another clown © The MEGA Agency

Check out some dramatic scenes, stunts and details that you might have missed in the film that we have captured for you.

Arthur Fleck walked up to another clown on set of The Joker in New York City © The MEGA Agency
Arthur Fleck walked up to another clown on set of The Joker in New York City © The MEGA Agency

Director Todd Phillips and his film crew shot some incredible scenes with Joaquin Phoenix, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp and a stunt double.

The scene was filmed at 2341 12th Ave, in New York, NY under the Henry Hudson Pwky © The MEGA Agency
The scene was filmed at 2341 12th Ave, in New York, NY under the Henry Hudson Pwky © The MEGA Agency

There were also a few characters we didn’t recognize, but maybe you can?

Director Todd Phillips and his film crew shot some incredible scenes with Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck © The MEGA Agency
Director Todd Phillips and his film crew shot some incredible scenes with Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck © The MEGA Agency

VIDEO: Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker/ Arthur Fleck Filming Confrontational Scene

To set the scene and according to IMDB:

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

This scene shows Arthur Fleck taunting another clown and taking his red nose of him © The MEGA Agency
This scene shows Arthur Fleck taunting another clown and taking his red nose of him © The MEGA Agency

In our first video, Arthur Fleck, walks up to a fellow clown carrying a paper shopping bag.

Arthur Fleck looked smart wearing blue trousers, a brown cardigan, white shirt, and a beige hooded jacket smoking a cigarette © The MEGA Agency
Arthur Fleck looked smart wearing blue trousers, a brown cardigan, white shirt, and a beige hooded jacket smoking a cigarette © The MEGA Agency

Played by Joaquin Phoenix, Arthur looked actually quite smart wearing blue trousers, a brown cardigan, white shirt, and a beige hooded jacket.

Arthur Fleck pictured laughing at another Clown © The MEGA Agency
Arthur Fleck pictured laughing at another Clown © The MEGA Agency

The scene was filmed at 2341 12th Ave, in New York, NY under the Henry Hudson Pwky.

Arthur Fleck threw the clown's red nose away © The MEGA Agency
Arthur Fleck threw the clown’s red nose away © The MEGA Agency

With a cigarette in his hand he confronted the larger clown and grabbed his red nose.

Joaquin Phoenix's stuntman shot this chase scene in New York AKA Gotham City © The MEGA Agency
Joaquin Phoenix’s stuntman shot this chase scene in New York AKA Gotham City © The MEGA Agency

Arthur then picked it off his nose and threw it down the street.

Running away from the Meat Market...The Joker was being chased by the Gotham Police © The MEGA Agency
Running away from the Meat Market…The Joker was being chased by the Gotham Police © The MEGA Agency

Arthur Fleck could then be seen laughing at the clown as he walked away.

A group of women watched the Joker sprint past them in Gotham City © The MEGA Agency
A group of women watched the Joker sprint past them in Gotham City © The MEGA Agency

In our next video the outfit has changed. Now we can see Arthur Fleck as the Joker and running through 1425 Plaza Dr in The Bronx, New York.

The scene saw The Joker running away from Detective Burke and Detective Garrity © The MEGA Agency
The scene saw The Joker running away from Detective Burke and Detective Garrity © The MEGA Agency

VIDEO: Joaquin Phoenix Films Dramatic Stunt Scenes as The Joker in NYC

At first you can see the Joker wearing a full bright red suit, a yellow waistcoat and a green shirt and tie.

Let's get out of here! The Joker ran under Henry Hudson Pwky in New York © The MEGA Agency
Let’s get out of here! The Joker ran under Henry Hudson Pwky in New York © The MEGA Agency

With his dirty green hair The Joker is constantly looking behind as he runs past several bystanders.

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As the shot develops he is hit by a yellow taxi. Then it is clear the Joker is being pursued by co-stars Shea Whigham and Bill Camp, who play Detective Burke and Detective Garrity respectively.

Filming under an elevated train station in The Bronx, New York camera crew can be spotted behind pillars and cars to get these great shots.

“Is It Just Me Or Is It Getting Crazier Out There” Poster”: This artwork of The Joker by Tikee Art is particularly cool. You can own a print via Amazon by clicking the pic. 

At one point the Joker runs past a bystander wearing a flat cap who has his own clown mask on carrying a cardboard sign.

C Town Town! The Joker ran past the Supermarket for Savings in New York © The MEGA Agency
C Town Town! The Joker ran past the Supermarket for Savings in New York © The MEGA Agency

Then if you look closer, in the background there are three other bystanders wearing clown masks and holding signs.

Ouch! The Joker gets smashed by an iconic yellow New York Taxi © The MEGA Agency
Ouch! The Joker gets smashed by an iconic yellow New York Taxi © The MEGA Agency

According to The Joker Wiki Fandom page these are “protesters donning clown masks in the unidentified killer’s image” after three “murders unintentionally start a protest movement against Gotham’s rich”.

The Joker recovered from being hit by a New York Yellow Taxi © The MEGA Agency
The Joker recovered from being hit by a New York Yellow Taxi © The MEGA Agency

Joaquin Phoenix’s stuntman picked himself off the floor after getting hit by an iconic yellow New York taxi.

The set design was detailed and set in 80s New York © The MEGA Agency
The set design was detailed and set in 80s New York © The MEGA Agency

The Joker then stood up and looked up for the two Gotham detectives who were chasing him before getting on the run again.

Get back here! The Jore was chased by Shea Whigham and Bill Camp, who play Detective Burke and Detective Garrity © The MEGA Agency
Get back here! The Joker was chased by Shea Whigham and Bill Camp, who play Detective Burke and Detective Garrity © The MEGA Agency

It looked like the Joker was a bit faster than the two Gotham detectives played by Shea Whigham and Bill Camp.

See you later! The Joker filming at 1425 Plaza Dr in The Bronx, New York © The MEGA Agency
See you later! The Joker filming at 1425 Plaza Dr in The Bronx, New York © The MEGA Agency

Obviously the Joker looked to have a big smile on his face as he fled the scene.

According to Fandom these clowns were protesting against Gotham's rich © The MEGA Agency
According to Fandom these clowns were protesting against Gotham’s rich © The MEGA Agency

In the picture above there were actually five people wearing a clown face. They were protesting against Gotham’s rich.

On closer inspection there were four other Joker supporters wearing clown masks as the real Joker ran passed © The MEGA Agency
On closer inspection there were four other Joker supporters wearing clown masks as the real Joker ran passed © The MEGA Agency

The Joker clearly had some support with bystanders wearing a clown mask as well.

The detectives ran past on of The Joker's supporters wearing clown face © The MEGA Agency
The detectives ran past on of The Joker’s supporters wearing clown face © The MEGA Agency

The two Gotham detectives didn’t seem to catch up with the Joker.

Detective Burke and Detective Garrity ran past a Gotham bystander wearing a clown face © The MEGA Agency
Detective Burke and Detective Garrity ran past a Gotham bystander wearing a clown face © The MEGA Agency

This shot above was filmed at 1425 Plaza Dr in The Bronx, New York.

Behind The Scenes on The Joker with Arthur Fleck took an upsetting phone call in Gotham City © The MEGA Agency
Behind The Scenes on The Joker with Arthur Fleck took an upsetting phone call in Gotham City © The MEGA Agency

In our final video, Arthur Fleck takes off his Joker mask while on a phone call in a Gotham City street booth at Pearl Street & Front Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Todd Phillip's film crew shooting The Joker in The Bronx © The MEGA Agency
Todd Phillip’s film crew shooting The Joker in The Bronx © The MEGA Agency

VIDEO: Joaquin Phoenix As Arthur Fleck Cries in The Joker Footage

The film crew can be seen in some shots as Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck takes a phone call from the “Ha Ha Gotham Comedy Club”.

This scene was reportedly when Arthur Fleck was fired from the "Ha Ha Gotham Comedy Club" © The MEGA Agency
This scene was reportedly when Arthur Fleck was fired from the “Ha Ha Gotham Comedy Club” © The MEGA Agency

Arthur bangs his head on the side of the phone booth before his clown wig falls off.

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In between takes, Joaquin then had a black sheet to cover himself up.

This was shot at the time when not many images or footage had been released so the crew and actors were determined to cover up as much as possible.

“Put On A Happy Face” The Joker / Arthur Fleck Playing Card Poster: This poster shows both the Joker and Arthur Fleck as a cool playing card with the tagline “Put On A Happy Face” written on the edges. Check out the poster on Amazon by clicking the image.

A Joker sequel is in the works at Warner Bros. Studios. According to Collider.com Todd Phillips wanted to create a new DC Universe called “DC Black”.

Joaquin Phoenix reportedly even had the on-set photographer help him mock up some The Joker 2 “what-if” posters! Check out the full story here.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Joaquin Phoenix said:

So I did a photo shoot with the on-set photographer and we made posters where I photoshopped Joker into 10 classic movies: Rosemary’s Baby, Raging Bull, Yentl. If you see it, you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’d watch that movie.’ Yentl with Joker? That would be amazing!

The film crew zoomed in for a close up of The Joker getting upset in a Gotham phone booth © The MEGA Agency
The film crew zoomed in for a close up of The Joker getting upset in a Gotham phone booth © The MEGA Agency

There have been twenty actors who have played the Joker including; Heath Ledger, Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero, Cameron Monaghan, John DiMaggio, Zach Galifianakis, Troy Baker and Anthony Ingruber.

Joaquin Phoenix played The Joker and covered up between scenes © The MEGA Agency
Joaquin Phoenix played The Joker and covered up between scenes © The MEGA Agency

Michael Emerson, Larry Storch, Jason Spisak, Kevin Michael Richardson, Richard Epcar, Jared Leto, Christopher Corey Smith, Jeff Bergman, Jeff Bennett and Lennie Weinrib also played the Joker in various formats.

Behind the Scenes on The Joker being filmed at Pearl Street & Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 © The MEGA Agency
Behind the Scenes on The Joker being filmed at Pearl Street & Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 © The MEGA Agency

The Joker Trivia: The Joker storyline is from the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke following a failed stand-up comedian.

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