Joaquin Phoenix won a very well deserved Oscar on Sunday for his role as Arthur Fleck in the movie “Joker,” which had him act out the origin story of the greatest villain that the masked vigilante Batman has ever faced.
Phoenix took the stage and began to give his speech which immediately went into the socio-political talk. You may, as I did, begin rolling your eyes as Phoenix fired off one buzzword after another, and he even began speaking about our abusive relationship with nature as he awkwardly talked about the way we treat cows.
But then he did something fascinating and took a complete right turn when everyone thought he was going left. In fact, I’m not sure how many people actually caught that he even did it.