Jan 27, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix Is Too Actory

I love a good pull a prank on the country as much as the next guy. But, if you're going to try to pull a huge Kaufmanesque prank, you kind of have to keep your mouth shut.
Joaquin Phoenix’ recent antics—wild, matted hair and beard; shambolic partying; proclaimed intentions to give up acting for rapping—have had some fans fearing he might be going crazy. His shambling three-song rap debut, at a Las Vegas nightclub on Jan. 16, only solidified the feeling. But they needn’t have worried: Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider blog reports the two-time Oscar nominee may be “perpetrating an elaborate Andy Kaufman-style hoax,” all filmed by his friend and brother-in-law Casey Affleck for a faux documentary to “lampoon pompous actors and punk the media.” Phoenix told a source, “It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.”
Actors just can't shut their pie holes.


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