We finally have our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker with full clown makeup

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The director of the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix has given us our first look at the actor wearing the character's signature clown makeup, and it is creepy.

Todd Phillips shared a video of Phoenix looking expressionless before cracking a huge smile and cutting to the actor in the clown makeup.

Phillips simply captioned the teaser:

“Camera test (w/ sound). Joker."

Earlier this week Phillips shared the first look at Phoenix in the role, confirming the character's name will be Arthur Fleck.

Joker is a standalone film (and different to Jared Leto’s standalone Joker movie) that shows the villain’s origin story as he transforms from a struggling stand-up comedian to full-blown criminal.  

The film’s been described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale”.

Check out more photos and a video of Joaquin in action as Arthur here.

What do you think of the character's look?

Image: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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