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August 30th, He has been married to Lucinda Williams since November 4, They have one child. Smith has been married twice: to actor Robert Stephens and to playwright Beverley Cross.
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But the film has already caused a backlash, with some critics saying its message is dangerous while others continue to staunchly defend it. In an origin story which explains the forces that shaped the character, Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a lonely man who lives with his mother and for whom life is a revolving door of disappointment, violence and isolation. The lack of love, and a feeling that the world is consistently beating him down, pushes Fleck into crime as he morphs into the murderous, now-iconic villain. In a time when headlines all too frequently report mass shootings and other acts of violence committed by people whose motivations are later tied to anger at the world or specific groups, they argue that giving the Joker such an origin story could encourage misplaced sympathy at best, and violence at worst.
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Taken together, reviews like these posit that empathizing with and glorifying a character who ultimately terrorizes society because it did not accept him might not be the kind of message audiences want or need to hear in In the current climate, a story that explains why a misunderstood white man would be spurred to violence feels not just well-tread in the news cycle, but even dangerous for its potential to inspire violence. The movie also premiered the same month that two mass shootings took place in the space of 24 hours.
First, a year-old man with a history of posting racist rhetoric online killed 22 people and injured many more at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The following morning, a shooter opened fire on a street in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and wounding 27 with an ARstyle assault rifle in the span of 32 seconds.
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The film arguably furthers a tendency, in American media at least, to look for a reason that would explain why a white man would be driven to commit mass violence. Family members of people who were killed on July 20, in a mass shooting at a movie theater showing the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo.
The theater in Aurora where the shooting took place will not be showing the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.