When Joker met Joker: THESE throwback photos of Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger at Oscars 2006 are precious

Before Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger turned Joker in The Dark Knight and the Joker movie, they crossed paths and gave us this iconic picture to look back at.
When Joker met Joker: THESE throwback photos of Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger at Oscars 2006 are preciousWhen Joker met Joker: THESE throwback photos of Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger at Oscars 2006 are precious
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Joaquin Phoenix and Heath Ledger have more than one thing in common. Let's start with the obvious. Both actors have played the iconic DC supervillain role Joker. As we know it, Ledger set a benchmark with his portrayal in The Dark Knight. Whereas Phoenix gave the comic book character a human element when he set out to play Arthur Fleck aka Joker. Both brought a mind-blowing version of the Joker on the screen. But long before they played the Joker, Joaquin and Heath's paths crossed at the Oscars 2006. 

For those who know what we are going to talk about, hats off! For those unaware, Joaquin and Heath pitted against each other in the Best Actor category at the Oscars 2006. Heath was nominated for Brokeback Mountain. Whereas Phoenix was nominated for Walk the Line. Both lost out on the Academy Award. The Best Actor award went to Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote. 

At the Oscars after-party, cameras caught Joaquin and Heath meet and bond. The heartwarming pictures show Heath laughing uncontrollably while Joaquin attempts to put a point further. We are glad the precious moment was captured. But we wonder what they were talking about. Check out the picture below: 

Today, Joaquin is compared to Heath for his performance as the Joker. And boy, they are extremely proud of the former's portrayal in the Todd Philips directorial. Fans cannot stop raving about Joaquin's Joker ever since the movie released. The actor is also garnering the well-earned Oscar buzz. What do you think, does Joaquin Phoenix stand a chance to win an Oscar for Joker? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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