Joaquin Phoenix honors Heath Ledger in touching SAG Awards speech for Joker
During his acceptance speech, Phoenix pays tribute to the former Joker actor.
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As he accepted his SAG statuette for outstanding performance by a male actor, Phoenix paid tribute to the late, great Heath Ledger, who played the Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight. Ledger's performance of the Joker earned him an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role.
"I'm standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor Heath Ledger," Phoenix said.