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‘Joker’: Here’s the Original Bathroom Scene Joaquin Phoenix Threw Out With His Improvisation

One of the most defining scenes in Todd Phillips’ “Joker” takes place right after Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) murders three Wall Street workers who have taunted him on a subway ride. Arthur runs into a disgusting bathroom and begins cleansing himself by dancing alone. The disturbing dance movements come to define the Joker’s emergence, but they’re not the reaction Phillips originally scripted with his co-writer Scott Silver. A new video from Screenplayed puts Phillips’ commentary over the bathroom scene as it appeared in the script, revealing the written sequence was entirely tossed out during filming.
“In the script, Arthur was to come

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