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“Dissemination of Complete Catastrophe”- Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson Dissect the ‘Joker’ by Joaquin Phoenix



UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is particularly famous for his top-of-the-charts podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan invites some of the world’s most successful people on the podcast, such as entrepreneur Elon Musk, Mike Tyson, Snoop Dogg, and many more.

One of the staple guests of his podcast is Canadian Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, i.e. the author of ’12 rules for life’.

After several prior appearances, Rogan invited Peterson again for episode #1769. During the show, Peterson brought up the incredible portrayal of The Joker by Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix for his role in the 2019 film ‘Joker’.

 Joe Rogan listens to Jordan Peterson talk about ‘Joker’

Peterson presented a psychological and analytical character study of Phoenix’s character, narrating how the actor could lend weight to his role. He said, “I just watched Joaquin Phoenix in Joker and he’s a very charismatic actor. And I was thinking, ‘oh god’ because he carried that whole movie on single-handedly. It’s a dark, dark movie, and it has to do with resentment.”

This man who is forced to be nice by his mother. Yeah, you know, who turns out to be absolutely crazy and abused him like mad when he was a kid.” 


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“And then he becomes this role model of dissemination of complete catastrophe into the entire society. It’s a story of pain in part. But Phoenix really carries that and part of the reason that he does that is because he creates a compelling character who’s sympathetic. Like you can be sympathetic to him because he really did have a hard life, like, really hard.”

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10: TV personality Joe Rogan attends the 2013 Syfy Upfront at Silver Screen Studios at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

“But Phoenix is an extraordinarily charismatic person. Partly because he’s so unbelievably, he’s masculine in his features and carved. But he’s so graceful. Every single thing he does in the movie is a dance. Like he’s conscious of every single movement.”

“He makes every turn of his head is conscious. It’s dance-like and you can’t take your eyes off it and a lot of stellar performers have that ability to integrate, male performers have that ability to integrate that feminine grace into their masculine character,” Peterson continued.

Joe Rogan compares Batman with Superman

In another one of his episodes, the UFC commentator touched upon one more comic book character. This time, it was Batman and Superman.


Joe Rogan brought up the debate of who is stronger between both of the Justice League members. Although it was clear in Rogan’s mind that ‘The rich dude in a cape’ can’t top off the Kryptonian, the debate was rather stupid instead of being feasible.

At last, he gave his verdict in favor of Superman as he’s got “laser beams for eyeballs,” Rogan said.

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What did you think of The Joker’s assessment by Peterson? Let us know in the comments below.

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