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Joaquin Phoenix Reveals His Intense 'Joker' Diet to Lose 50 Pounds

Joaquin Phoenix is opening up about his diet.

The 44-year-old Joker actor opened up about the extreme lengths he went to play the iconic character in an interview with Access.

Although it was originally reported that the actor only ate an apple a day to drop the weight, he shot down the rumor: “It wasn’t an apple a day. No, you’ve also got lettuce and steamed green beans.”

He also said he worked with a medical professional to lose the weight in a safe manner.

“It’s something I’ve done before and you work with a doctor. It’s all regimented and overseen and safe,” he explained.

He also talked about the temptations: “Todd [Phillips, director] did have these f–king pretzels that I love. And he’d just have bags of them in his office! And that was difficult.”

Watch Joaquin Phoenix discuss his Joker diet inside…

READ MORE: Joaquin Phoenix Attends Mercy For Animals 20th Anniversary Hidden Heroes Gala

Joaquin Phoenix Attends Mercy For Animals 20th Anniversary Hidden Heroes Gala

Joaquin Phoenix is showing his support for animals.

The 38-year-old Joker actor attended thhe Mercy For Animals 20th Anniversary Gala at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday (September 14) in Los Angeles.

The event was hosted by Kat Graham.

Paul Wesley and wife Ines de Ramon, Kat Von D, Moby, Rob Zombie, Daisy Fuentes, Richard Marx, Kevin Smith, Charo, Diane Warren, Sarah Jeffery, Alison Pill, Daniella Monet and Nev Schulman were also in attendance.

Kat Von D received the Mercy For Animals “Hope Award” presented by Rob Zombie, while Marco Borges received the Mercy For Animals “Global Impact Award” presented by Daisy Fuentes.

Rena Roseman received the Mercy For Animals “Legacy Award” presented by Alison Pill and Joshua Leonard, and Lindsay Oliver received Mercy For Animals “Hidden Hero Award” presented by Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith.

READ MORE: Will Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Meet Robert Pattinson’s Batman in Future Movies?

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Will Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Meet Robert Pattinson's Batman in Future Movies?

Will Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joker ever encounter Robert Pattinson‘s Batman in future movies?

Joker director Todd Phillips shut down that notion and says it will never happen.

“No, definitely not. There will be many more Jokers, I’m sure, in the future,” Todd told Variety.

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Perhaps another actor will take on the role of Joker to play the iconic character for Robert Pattinson‘s Batman universe.

Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, while Robert Pattinson‘s The Batman won’t hit theaters until 2021.

Fans Think Joaquin Phoenix Referred to Partner Rooney Mara as a 'Filthy Dragon'

Joaquin Phoenix ended his speech at the Toronto International Film Festival‘s Tribute Gala with what appears to be a nod to his partner Rooney Mara.

The 44-year-old actor received the TIFF Tribute Actor Award for his work in Joker.

In his speech, he paid tribute to his late brother, River Phoenix, and thanked all who helped him along the way.

The last line of his speech seemed to be a nod to Rooney, where he said, “One last thing, somewhere here, I don’t know where, is a filthy dragon, and I want to rip its wings off and fasten a blanket and sleep with it forever…I love you. Thank you.”

A report emerged this summer that Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are engaged, but they have never confirmed the rumors.

Joaquin Phoenix Gets Support From Rooney Mara at 'Joker' Premiere During TIFF 2019

Joaquin Phoenix got support from longtime love Rooney Mara at the premiere of Joker!

The couple, who walked the carpet separately, stepped out for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival event on Monday night (September 9) at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

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They were also joined at the premiere by Joaquin‘s co-stars Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy and director Todd Phillips.

Later in the evening, Joaquin attended the TIFF Tribute Gala, where he received the TIFF Tribute Actor Award.

Make sure to watch the latest trailer for Joker!

Joker is set to hit theaters on October 4th.

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Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Wins Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

The upcoming movie Joker has taken home the Golden Lion Award, the top prize at the 2019 Venice Film Festival!

Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips were on hand to accept the award during the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday (September 7) in Venice, Italy.

The runner-up award, the Grand Jury Prize, went to controversial director Roman Polanski‘s new film An Officer and a Spy.

Joker is going to be released in theaters on October 4 and it has been getting rave reviews along with plenty of Oscar buzz. Make sure to see photos from the red carpet premiere, where Joaquin was joined by his fiancee Rooney Mara.

30+ pictures inside of Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips at the awards ceremony… More Here! »

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