Crazy or acting?
Crazy or acting?
He's a looney.
to me he's acting like Jim Morrison.
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Um... Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
its an act. this has seemed like a joke from the beginning.
seems like a role reversal.
hes acting in real life now.
I think this was a act. every so often he wants to bust a nut laughing, but refrained. Andy Kaufman did something similar when he was alive.
either that or he was really stoned.
People scare easier when they are dying.
Isn't this all suppose to be a hoax for some documentary he and Casey Afleck are doing?
Go Pack Go!
He's suffering from a Vanilla Ice overdose
"I work to live, I live to make music."--Mahler
my music: www.soundclick.com/markcourter
Andy Kauffman did this act better.
This guy is a joke, pitiful acting job at that concert thing where he jumped into the audience.
Oh Casey Affleck, you big joker.
Director Casey Affleck Confirms Joaquin Phoenix "Documentary" Isn't Real
by Mike Krumboltz · September 16, 2010
On the count of three, say it with us. Ready?
One, two, three: "We knew it!"
Film director Casey Affleck has admitted that his so-called documentary "I'm Still Here," about Joaquin Phoenix's retirement from acting and pursuit of a career in rap music, is a performance and not real.
In an interview with The New York Times, Affleck explains that he never intended the film, which has been the subject of much speculation regarding its legitimacy, to be regarded as a "hoax." And yet the director admits that the film was a "performance," and that it includes Phoenix's bizarre and mumble-filled guest appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" last year.
He also maintains that there were "subtle clues" within the film that revealed its true intention. For example, the camera work starts out raw, but becomes more professional looking throughout the film.
The confirmation of long-held suspicions inspired massive Web searches on "i'm still here fake" and "joaquin phoenix fake documentary." The Hollywood Reporter, Defamer, and Screen Crave quickly chimed in with their thoughts on the ruse. While many bloggers had believed the film to be a stunt of sorts, there was never any confirmation until now.
All of this begs the question: Why? Why bother to trick a bunch of people into believing a guy has gone off the deep end when he's really just acting? What the heck is the point? In the interview with The New York Times, Affleck explains that he wanted the film's audience to experience "the disintegration of celebrity."
While it can be argued that trickery seems like an odd way to accomplish the goal, some critics have nevertheless embraced the unconventional film. Roger Ebert gave the movie a positive review and called it "sad and painful." Of course, that was when he thought he was watching something "real." It'll be interesting to see if the famed critic changes his tune.
Expect an interesting interview when Joaquin (hopefully clean-shaven) pays another visit to David Letterman's stage on September 22.
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