In recent years, Phoenix has starred in movies like Her and Inherent Vice. And as the Daily Mail reports, his salary has varied throughout his career. Phoenix reportedly earned $375,000 for 2000's Quills, but got $3.5 million for Walk the Line. Gladiator is Phoenix's highest-grossest movie worldwide (so far), but his salary for that movie is unknown.
It's also unclear how much Phoenix will be paid for Joker, but the film is already off to an amazing start. The movie brought in an October record for Thursday night previews with $13.3 million, and it's now the widest October opening of all-time, as it debuted in over 4,300 locations. It also looks like Joker will break the October opening weekend record set last year by Venom, and it'll probably become Phoenix's most successful film thus far.
Phoenix has supported many organizations like Amnesty International and the Peace Alliance. He's also on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to students of township schools in Soweto, South Africa.
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