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  • Todd Phillips explains why Joaquin Phoenix dances so much in Joker. 1 / 9

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  • Joker serves as an origin movie for the Clown Prince of Crime. 2 / 9

  • Phillips confirms it was a natural evolution to add music into Arthur Fleck's life. 3 / 9

  • Phoenix has put his own spin on the character and improvised several dancing scenes. 4 / 9

  • The script originally only featured Fleck dancing in a small number of scenes. 5 / 9

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  • However, Phoenix made Fleck's dancing into more of a performance. 6 / 9

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  • Jack Nicholson famously danced in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie. 7 / 9

  • It sounds like Phoenix is trying something new with his portrayal of the character. 8 / 9

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