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 lifeâ€™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.