I’m Still Here

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Joaquin Phoenix Movie’s All A Hoax

Well, this is meta. The Joaquin Phoenix “documentary” I’m Still Here which chronicled the eccentric beardo’s transition from acting to hip-hop was all fake. Which means that everything in the past two years – the creepy David Letterman appearance, the retirement announcement, the gnarly facial hair – it was all for the movie. So basically we were all duped into thinking he was kinda nutso, but really, he’s not nutso he just wanted us to think he was, which is nutso in itself. We are exhausted.

Director Casey Affleck told the New York Times yesterday that the movie, which has been labeled a documentary and shows the cameras following Phoenix for the better part of two years is simply “a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career.” Affleck said “I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.” The confirmation that the film was phony makes us marvel at the commitment and secrecy involved, but just like The Blair Witch Project, it’s kind of like, once you find out it’s not real, it’s just not as interesting. Besides, if we’re going to watch a movie directed by an Affleck this fall, you know it’s going to be The Town.

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Hey, Remember When Joaquin Phoenix Was Hot?

Alternate title for this post: Zach Galifianakis Makes A Movie About A Sad, Humorless Famous Person. Because that’s what the trailer for Casey Affleck‘s documentary I’m Still Here, about bro-in-law Joaquin Phoenix, looks like. It’s as if he called up big brother Ben and asked, “How do I ruin my career?”

To which Ben sagely replied, “Make a movie about that homeless man I saw bathing in your jacuzzi at your 4th of July party last summer. Speaking of, can you send me that potato salad recipe? I asked you for it months ago.”

That’s the only explanation for this mess.

[via MTVNews]