Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor Oscar: ‘It was hard working with me’

This is his life role. Joaquin Phoenix, 45, won an Oscar for Best Actor last night for “Joker” after three failed nominations. Very upset on the Dolby stage where the 92nd Academy Awards were being held, he asked the applause to quickly stop.

“Stop, thank you! I am so grateful to you. I don’t feel better than the other candidates, or anyone else in this room. We all share the same love for films and this form of expression that brings me such an extraordinary life. I don’t know what I would be without cinema .the greatest gift he has given me has been to give me the privilege to use my voice for those who don’t have it…,” the actor stated, before setting out on a vibrant plea to protect the environment.

We all have a common cause […] fight injustice. It is necessary to fight those who believe that nation, man, race, gender, and gender, have the right to dominate, control and use others,” he added, lamenting the “separation” of man and nature.

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“You feel like you are at the center of the universe. We are destroying the world, to exploit resources,” Joaquin Phoenix, continuing his environmental advocacy, said: “We are afraid of the idea of ​​change because we feel we will have to make sacrifices. But man is very creative and wonderful! We must let ourselves be guided by love and compassion in order to build all our decisions and craft real change that will be beneficial to everyone and the planet.”

The Joker, clearly moved, wanted to end on a personal note. “It was hard to live with myself, I was selfish, tough at times, and hard to work with. But I’m grateful that so many of you in this room gave me a second chance. I think we give the best of ourselves when we support each other, when we help each other out. , when we forgive each other. He said before invoking the memory of his older brother, River Phoenix, who died in 1993 at the age of 23. “When he was seventeen, my brother wrote these few words… Run after love and peace will follow. Thanks a lot ! »

But topping the nominations, with 11 quotes, “Joker” is one of the biggest losers at the Academy Awards. Despite his Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and his theatrical victory, he won only two Oscars. That’s from Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Original Music to Heldor Gonadottir.

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