Before Joaquin Phoenix was the big brother in Signs, he was the little brother in Backwards The Riddle of Dyslexia. How cute was the 9 year old acting with his brother, River Phoenix, in that 1984 Afterschool Special?
David Letterman was brave enough to have Joaquin Phoenix on his show for a second time after that infamous interview, and the actor did another crazy thing on The Late Show yesterday.
Phoenix told the CBS late night host that he has met “The One” and he asked her to marry him. Then he made the announcement that he is engaged. Everyone was so happy for him, but the only thing is that he lied.
This morning he got real with Good Morning America and explained, “I think like my life’s so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me.” Then he added, “They really like people getting married.” If the press is sad that he is not betrothed, then he offered, “I can get engaged again, if you like.” Like we will believe him if he really said he was going to married after this fake out.
And talking about fake outs, you know the expression ” Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” I am sure that is going through Letterman’s mind right about now. That and he is probably so happy he is retiring, so he doesn’t ever have to interview that eccentric actor again. I can’t believe he had him on the show after that wacky interview he did for his atrocious movie I’m Still Here.
Back in the 1980’s there was a little movie called Electric Dreams about a man who had a special relationship with his computer. The concept was a little far-fetched because back then computers were not as common or advanced as they are now. Well almost 30 years later, computers are literally all over the place and Siri has become our computerized friend. So Electric Dreams is more of a reality and Her is sort of that vision three decades later. This time the nerd is Joaquin Phoenix and he’s perfect for this odd movie. Does that mean I will see it when it comes out on December 18th? Hell no, because it looks like a quirky boring movie that will put me to sleep instead of keeping my interest. Sorry Her, you just don’t compute with me.
BTW if you never saw Electric Dreams, here is the trailer for the movie you must rent or buy ASAP!
Another clip was released from The Master and it looks so awful I almost would rather rewatch Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here than see that movie. But there is no way I would suffer through either film because I like myself too much to do that. Seriously I would rather hear Phoenix rap than hear him say the word pussy again.
It seems like we haven’t seen Joaquin Phoenix since his huge failure I’m Still Here, but here he is again. The retired actor is back to acting in the movie Gladiator and he looks like his pre-Mockumentary self. In fact for the first time in a long time it looks like he is having fun again.
A year and a half ago Joaquin Phoenix had his infamous interview with David Letterman, then yesterday he returned to promote the movie he was filming without the Late Show host’s knowledge. So watch the interview and see if Letterman forgave him or he is still bitter for not being in on the joke? I think he is still bitter and I also think he is serious that he wants that $1 million dollars.
I don’t know why but I think Joaquin was being sincere about not meaning to make Letterman look like a fool, but the gap-toothed host didn’t feel the same.
So now that you know I’m Still Here was a Mockumentary does it make you want to see it more or less?
Color me shocked because Casey Affleck said his documentary about Joaquin Phoenix going from Oscar nominated actor to a rapper is a fake. Casey broke the jaw-dropping news to The NY Times today by saying, “I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.” So for a year and a half he made his brother in law go around unshaven, look like a complete mess and pretend to be a rapper; and then only after negative reviews he finally admits his documentary is a mockumentary. I think he has a lot of nerve to say he never meant to trick anybody especially after the infamous David Letterman interview, I am sure the Late Show host would say he was tricked because Affleck admitted in the article that Letterman was not in on the joke. One person who was in on the joke was Joaquin’s agent according to what he told the paper, “Patrick Whitesell, of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. On telling Mr. Whitesell that he planned to make everybody believe that a prized client ‘has lost his mind and make him as unattractive as possible, you would think he would have me killed immediately,’ Mr. Affleck said. But Mr. Whitesell, instead, took a part in the film.”
Now that you I’m Still Here is a officially a fake, does it make you want to see more or less? I think I will wait for it to come on cable now, not that I ever thought it was real but the illusion that it might be was part of the fun. If he admitted from the get go it was fake, I think I would have wanted to have seen it more.
I’m Still Here is coming out on Friday and you can see the moment when Joaquin Phoenix met his rap music manager Diddy. I wonder how Puff Daddy would have reacted if the cameras weren’t there, I have a feeling it would have been a much different conversation.
BTW I think it is a hoax because ir seems as soon as the movie was done filming, he shaved off that nasty beard and cut off that untamed mane. If he were serious about being a rapper, he would’ve kept his look and not gotten rid of it…don’t you agree? Having said that, I still want to see the movie.
After almost 2 years of hearing about Casey Affleck’s mockumentary I’m Still Here about Joaquin Phoenix’s life post-his acting retirement and the beginning of his rap career, we are finally getting a first look at the movie that is coming out on September 10th. We all knew after the David Letterman interview that the film was going to be weird and after seeing the teaser trailer for it we know it will be. I don’t know why, but I really want to see it when it comes out next month. I just hope it lives up to the hype and we don’t have to listen to him rap too many times in the movie.
I guess Joaquin Phoenix wasn’t serious when he said he was retiring from acting because according to CHUD he is considering taking on the role in The Avengers. Ed Norton was mistakenly released from the film and that is who they are thinking of replacing him. When I think of Bruce Banner I think of Ed Norton, when I think of The Hulk I think of Joaquin Phoenix unshaven and rapping.
Plus I just think the way that he said that he turned his back on Hollywood and retired, he needs to work way his back into the biz and not be handed such a great role for his return the big screen. But that is just me.