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Does Joaquin Phoenix's Joker top Jared Leto's iteration?

Joaquin Phoenix as the titular role in "Joker" is  finally out, and many fans are loving his seemingly creepy take. But while some critics weren't big fans of Jared Leto in "Suicide Squad," there's a legion of fans who think Leto's version is the best. Do you think Phoenix's Joker has topped Leto's iteration?

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Following the first look of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, fans became hyped for the standalone film. Phoenix's "Joker" hit theaters on Oct. 4, and he's now in contention for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Ain't that funny?

While the film holds a fresh rating of 69 percent, the audience score is 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). John Wenzel wrote positively about the film and Phoenix's performance for The Denver Post:

Despite the homages, this is an origin story we’ve never seen.
Yes, there’s precedent for cutting off a character from the larger comics-universe and indulging in hyper-stylization (see 1989’s brilliant “Gotham by Gaslight” comic), and “Joker” is very much in that vein. But there’s none of the lowbrow dude-humor from director Phillips’ other films, whether that’s “Old School” or “The Hangover” movies. Fleck is regarded with fear and revulsion by most around him, and Phoenix’s intentionally ugly turn dares us to feel similarly.
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Some critics blasted Jared Leto's version of Joker following Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in "The Dark Knight." Others gave Leto much praise for breathing freshness into the character. Daniel Falconer wrote for Screen Rant:

The film also served as the launch pad for the reinvention of classic DC villain, the Joker. Here he would be played by Jared Leto, with the actor embodying a Joker like none we’d ever seen before in film. Covered in tattoos and unafraid to flash the flesh, many passed judgment on the new Clown Prince of Crime before he had even made an official debut.

Falconer gave us 15 reasons why Leto's version of Joker is the GOAT. Below is the #1 reason!

There’s no denying that Leto’s version of the Joker is one of the most modernized we’ve ever seen, but it’s also fair to say that he’s the closest adaptation of the character from the comic book renditions we’ve seen in the past.
He’s unafraid to suit up, and has the perfect bold green hair, prominently red lips, pointed chin, and black eye makeup. He’s also the closest shape to that of the Joker we’re used to; Leto is slim and tall, reminiscent of those we’ve seen on the page.
What’s magical about the overall finished look, however, is that inspiration has clearly been taken from a number of Joker comic book incarnations, rather than taking just one on board and running with it. Wearing a magenta suit one moment and a tuxedo the next, Leto and those who worked on the film were clearly unafraid to give the Joker their all.

Fans allegedly may be able to catch Leto's version of Joker in "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)," after he was seen in set photos, but they'll have to wait and see.

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