Aug 09, 2019
By Christine Ross
Joaquin Phoenix will be honoured at the Toronto International Film Festival. The star will receive the Tribute Actor Award as part of a fundraiser that celebrates the careers of several performers and creators in the film industry.
award.Phoenix is a three-time Oscar nominee for The Master, Walk the Line and Gladiator. This year, Phoenix play the Batman villain in Joker, which makes its North American premiere at TIFF.
Phoenix joins three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep who will also be honoured with an acting award. New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, whose satire “Jojo Rabbit” is part of this year’s lineup, will receive a new director’s prize called the TIFF Ebert Director Award.