Why Famous: The film director, screenwriter and producer rose to fame as the director and co-producer of The Hangover trilogy of films. The films starred Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis with the first film going on to win the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical film.
Philip followed up this success with "Joker" (2009) which he directed, co-wrote, and co-produced. The film is an origin story for the DC Comics supervillain and starred Joaquin Phoenix. It was a critical success winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The film was also nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards at which Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for the role.
- 2019-09-07 "The Joker" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival