Tag: Joaquin Phoenix

Feb 12

Weird Interview of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman

David Letterman has had weird interviews in his show. But his interview of Joaquin Phoenix last night was one for the books. Phoenix came in to promote his movie with Gwyneth Paltrow, Two Lovers. However, since his announced retirement from acting to venture into music, he seems to have lost himself somewhere.

Phoenix stayed on for over 10 minutes but mumbles through the interview saying “I don’t know” to most of Dave’s questions. The audience laughs most of the time, probably thinking that the interview was rehearsed to be funny. Offhand, I believe he may have been thrown off by Dave’s question about his fluffy beard at the start of the interview. His sunglasses make it difficult to ascertain his reactions, but it seems he was offended and continued to be offended with the audience laughing so much. On the other hand, since the audience seemed unaware of how he is taking everything, they continued to guffaw through most of the interview.
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Oct 31

Joaquin Phoenix Announces Retirement from Hollywood

Two-time Oscar Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix announced Monday that he is retiring from acting. The actor claims he has been through it and is now done. His last performance will be in the movie “Two Lovers,” the upcoming romantic drama where he stars with Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw. Apparently, the actor has discovered a new passion that he intends to pursue.

After playing the role of Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line,” the 34-year old actor learned to play the guitar and discovered music. Phoenix is currently working on an album with Tim Burgess, the frontman for the UK group, The Charlatans.

His alleged last movie, Two Lovers, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year to positive reviews. The movie is scheduled for release in February 2009. Phoenix would be a great loss to the industry considering his talent in acting. Hopefully, he will reconsider his decision and the retirement would just be a temporary break for him to pursue his newly-discovered love for music.

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