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Joaquin Phoenix - drugged up, or incredibly funny?

post #1 of 23
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Did anyone see the David Letterman interview with Joaquin Phoenix last night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG-M1CWskeQ

The media is mostly saying that he looked incredibly out of it, didn't know how to answer, wasn't getting any of the jokes, seemed confused and is in the process of a meltdown. A few are saying it's part of an elaborate joke. Apparently Casey Affleck is following him around with a camera for some sort of documentary, and Phoenix is quitting acting to be a hip hop star.

I think it's all going to be part of a very funny comedy at some point in the future. You could see Phoenix trying hard not to laugh throughout the interview, he had all these funny little mannerisms, and he's always seemed like an amazing actor with his head screwed on right.

So I say it's all a joke. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 23
Yea, it seems like he is playing a role of drugged up hip hop wanna be. I never saw him as a comedian though, he is such a serious actor...
If this is for real, then it's really sad...
post #3 of 23
I couldn't finish watching that...it was so awkward! If he's playing a joke, I sincerely hope that Dave knew about it, or he was wasting Dave's time. I hope the studio doesn't mind since he was supposed to be promoting a movie.

If it's serious, though, it's terribly sad. I hope it was a joke.
post #4 of 23
Someone, desperately, needs to do an intervention on Joaquin.
This is him, no joke, IMO. His brother died of an OD, he is fast on his way.
I really like him, I find this very, very sad.
post #5 of 23
that is so totally a joke. I think Dave was in on it too
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
that is so totally a joke. I think Dave was in on it too
That was my impression, too. I actually thought it was a spoof of a Mickey Rourke interview I saw years and years ago.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
that is so totally a joke. I think Dave was in on it too
That's what I think. Joaquin Phoenix is an intelligent well spoken man. Letterman was feeding particular lines and jokes - they were playing off each other. I was killing myself laughing watching it.
post #8 of 23
Time will tell. I have seen other clips of him lately and is not doing well at all.
post #9 of 23
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That was my impression, too. I actually thought it was a spoof of a Mickey Rourke interview I saw years and years ago.
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That's what I think. Joaquin Phoenix is an intelligent well spoken man. Letterman was feeding particular lines and jokes - they were playing off each other. I was killing myself laughing watching it.
that's what really made my mind up, the way Dave was questioning him and making cracks about the uni-bomber and stuff. If Joaquin were really strung out, Dave would have gotten him off that couch ASAP.
post #10 of 23
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If Joaquin were really strung out, Dave would have gotten him off that couch ASAP.
That's what I was thinking, although I only watched the first part of the video.
post #11 of 23
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Just doing some more research...

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Time will tell. I have seen other clips of him lately and is not doing well at all.
I think that's it - everything he's done LATELY is like this.

Here's a clip of him on Oprah - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oExRgD9zmNo

He's articulate, and Reese Witherspoon talks about how funny he is. He's the kind of guy who really gets into a role.

And a Regis and Kelly interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPQO35eYZI
post #12 of 23
After watching the interview I think he is on drugs and needs intervention. I don't think that was a joke at all. Either that or he is studying a drugged out acting roll in which he is doing quite well.
post #13 of 23
I thought it was real too. But someone on another forum pointed out that Casey Affleck has been following Joanquin Phoenix filming him. Casey was filming during the Letterman show. At the end of the segment Joanquin stands up and turns his back to audience takes off his glasses and shakes Letterman's hand and says "good job".

Casey and Joanquin are reportly filming a mocumentary.

People whom are seeing this as Joanquin having a melt down are being taken for a ride. It's all a put on.

Read this People article:
http://www.people.com/people/article...255458,00.html
post #14 of 23
OMG - I saw him tonight at the David Letterman's show (re run), and I couldn't believe my eyes...
What has gone wrong with him? Is he on drugs or something? I can't find anything else on the news besides the fact that he is not going to act anymore, and will now seek a career as a rapper.
Does anybody knows what's going on? He is such a great actor!
post #15 of 23
I heard it was purposely done for a mockumentary he is doing....not sure though.
post #16 of 23
I thought it was real too. But someone on another forum pointed out that Casey Affleck has been following Joanquin Phoenix filming him. Casey was filming during the Letterman show. At the end of the segment Joanquin stands up and turns his back to audience takes off his glasses and shakes Letterman's hand and says "good job".

Casey and Joanquin are reportly filming a mocumentary.

People whom are seeing this as Joanquin having a melt down are being taken for a ride. It's all a put on.

Read this People article:
http://www.people.com/people/article...255458,00.html
post #17 of 23
If it is indeed for the mockumentary, then he and Affleck are looking for real, true reactions from people. But once it's out that this isn't for real, then that'll determine what the reactions of people are, so I don't get the whole thing.

Shades of Borat and Andy Kauffman. I'll admit I never saw Borat, but I know enough about it. That whole character he put on turned me off, as did some of the stuff that Andy Kauffman did.....where you sit and wonder if it's real or not. Just not to my taste.

I admire Phoenix as an actor.....alot. But stuff like this just turns me off.
post #18 of 23
I think folks are taking this just a bit too seriously. Perhaps that is what they intended which, if so, apparently it has worked.
post #19 of 23
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People whom are seeing this as Joanquin having a melt down are being taken for a ride. It's all a put on.[/url]
And yet another demonstration of what a good actor he is.
post #20 of 23
I don't know... It did look pretty real to me... But it was the first time I saw, and I haven't been following the news lately, so...
post #21 of 23
I think the media is already acting like it isn't real. I've been seeing ads like "are you smarter than joaquin phoenix" mocking him, etc I think they caught on...
post #22 of 23
He was such a handsome man before the scraggly beard and the bedhead hair! Is that even him? How can we be sure?
post #23 of 23
I think it's for the documentary too. He's too talented of an actor to walk away from his career. I hope this is just a "phase" and he'll eventually go back to movies.
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