joaquin pheonix joker

Joaquin Phoenix is coming to Toronto for the Joker movie at TIFF

Joaquin Phoenix will be in Toronto when his new movie, Joker, gets its premiere at TIFF this September. He'll be just one of many big names descending on the city for one of the world's most anticipated annual film festivals.

Phoenix is already getting rave reviews in Todd Phillips’ Joker, and much of that is just based on what people have seen in the trailer.

In addition to appearing on the red carpet before the screening of the film, Phoenix will also be honoured with one of two TIFF Tribute Actor Awards at this year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event.

Meryl Streep was previously announced as another awards recipient.

Taking place on September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, the Tribute Gala is an annual fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programs and celebrate big names in the film industry. 

“Displaying both raw instinct and consummate technical skill, Joaquin Phoenix is the complete actor, and one of the finest in contemporary cinema,” said Bailey in a statement.

“Over three decades, he has brought a piercing truth to each groundbreaking role. TIFF is thrilled to be celebrating an artist of his calibre with this inaugural award. We can’t wait for Festival audiences to experience his electric turn in Joker.”

Make sure to look out for your favourite celebrities during the 44th TIFF, run from September 5 to 15, because the city will be full of them.

Lead photo by

TIFF


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

Kaley Cuoco celebrates end of quarantine with her dog before having a spa day in Toronto

This is what's filming in Toronto right now

Toronto movie theatre is holding a seance to find out if it's haunted

The 10 greatest Degrassi Junior High episodes of all time

Here are all the drive-in movies happening in Toronto this fall

A giant inflatable Borat has taken over the Toronto waterfront

Someone just discovered the old Degrassi and people can't handle it

Woody Harrelson and stars in The Man From Toronto are being spotted around the city