When Joaquin Phoenix announced his retirement from film last year and made his musical debut as a hip hop artist, Hollywood was taken by surprise. Now, Phoenix can be seen at the online casino Casino Tropez, where his image is being used on the new 25-line slots game, Gladiator.
Phoenix's career shift into music was unexpected. The aspiring rapper has shocked both the hip hop community and his fellow thespians with his sudden change of profession. Whether intentional or not, his career shift has successfully garnered attention from such events as his recent visit to the David Letterman Show and a hilarious impersonation delivered by Ben Stiller at the 81st Annual Oscar Awards.
The slots machine game at the online casino features symbols from the 5 time Oscar-winning film Gladiator, in which he starred. The unique mini-film excerpts seen when hitting a big pay-line show the actor at his best, portraying the fearsome Emperor Commodus. Other slot symbols include the images of the late Oliver Reed as Proximo.
Journeying to the bonus round is bound to get the adrenalin pumping, as members travel through winding corridors to the main arena along with the gladiators. The Gladiator game features two different bonus levels as well as a Gamble option – giving players the chance to double their winnings.