Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line may have gone to the actor’s head. At a recent benefit, Phoenix dropped a bombshell on the crowd. “I want to take this opportunity … to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor. I’m not doing films anymore,” he told the crowd at an event in San Francisco.
Instead, Phoenix told the crowd, he’d like to focus on his music, and honestly, when uttered by an actor, are their two more terrifying words in the English language? Need we remind him of Keanu Reeves and the ill-fated Dogstar, or maybe we need to get nasty and lock Joaquin in a closet with only Eddie Murphy‘s “Party All The Time” and Bruce Willis‘ The Return of Bruno playing on repeat.
Why don’t you start with directing, Joaquin? Try that. [People; Image: Getty Images]