One interviewer asked Joaquin Phoenix about his role as Commodus in Gladiator, He responded: to me as a lost kid. Yeah, I discovered the child in him. He was only 19 when he became emperor. You know, the guy's father ran the Roman Empire, which is like the biggest multinational ever, and Commodus just hates the fucking suit and tie they make him wear!' - Then, He was asked for his methods as an actor: I'm not technical. I don't have something I can just turn on. I sit there for hours in my trailer, hoping I can get into the mind of the guy I'm supposed to be. I don't think too much. I try to let go and suddenly, it's time to feel.'
He found his own way into Commodus: 'About two weeks in, I had an epiphany. I'd shot the beginning, with me arriving at the German camp, and I had some days off. So one morning I was studying the script, and lightning struck. I thought, "Fuck ya! I geddit!" I went out and cut my hair and added some weight. To start with, I was toned. But I made him flabbier, to show how this scrawny prince had kinda ripened into an emperor. It all happened because... no, I don't think I want to say what the epiphany was.' #joaquinphoenix #commodus #movietrivia #trivia #youwereneverreallyhere #dontworryhewontgetfaronfoot #marymagdalene #walktheline
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