What the F**k happened to Joaquin Phoenix?

The title says it all really since his appearance on letterman people have been wondering what’s going on with him.
(check out the interview below.)

Jaoguin Phoenix back in 2000
Joaquin Phoenix back in 2000.


It was October, 27th, 2008 that Joaquin announced his retirement from acting to pursue a career in rap music. Joaquin had previously recorded the soundtrack album for the film Walk the Line for which he won a Grammy Award at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

It had been revealed that Joaquin has been the subject of a documentary made by his brother-in-law Casey Affleck entitled ‘I’m Still Here’. Rumours circulated that it was an elaborate hoax, to which Phoenix stated “This is not a joke. Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that’s possible, but that’s certainly not my intention.” However, he has also been reported to have said, “It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.”


If this is indeed a huge hoax it will have been one of the best and biggest hoaxes ever! It it may have a serious tone; how people treat other with mental illnesses. The Letterman interview is a perfect example, the audience and letterman seem to do nothing but take the piss out of him the entire interview, something like this wouldn’t happen if we knew they interviewee had a mental disability.

What’s your opinion on whether it’s a hoax or is it a sign of a serious mental breakdown. Check out the trailer for the film ‘I’m Still Here’. and the whole of the Letterman interview below.

Image: Attribution: Mimi C. at en.wikipedia

2 comments on “What the F**k happened to Joaquin Phoenix?Add yours →

  1. I don’t understand whether or not this is some self-absorbed presumptuous attempt a fishing for sympathy, or if it’s just an ongoing public audition for some nutty role (maybe even PUNKED). Either way, i believe hollywood and the entire fame bullshit in general can really turn someones head inside out. someone would have to be super human to stay “normal” through it all.
    I say just give him room to just be……
    And if he wants to set his ass on fire with an M-80, well he’s earned the right to do so 😉

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