The "Walk the Line" actor insists that his career shift is for real -- and the subject of brother-in-law Casey Affleck's documentary.
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Extra" Friends are buzzing about Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre Letterman non-appearance. What do you think? Is Phoenix pulling a stunt -- or has he walked the line off deep end? Join the discussion!
Actor turned rapper Joaquin Phoenix stopped by "Late Show with David Letterman" to talk about his new film, "Two Lovers". The scruffy star seemed like he was on another planet and hardly cracked a smile during the interview. Letterman had to pull teeth to get the uncomfortably awkward Phoenix to answer any questions. Dave wrapped up the appearance by saying "Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight."
Phoenix is the subject of a documentary directed by brother-in-law Casey Affleck. They follow him as he moves from the world of movies to a career in hip-hop music. The "Walk the Line" star told Letterman he would be happy to perform on "The Late Show" when he starts promoting his album.
An "Extra" producer was on the red carpet for the New York City premiere of "Two Lovers" last night. She says Phoenix didn't talk to the press. The documentary crew asked all media to sign a release in order to speak with Joaquin on camera. No one would sign the document. Stay tuned for more wacky behavior!
Before Joaquin Phoenix brought the crazy to David Letterman, he walked the red carpet at the NYC premiere of "Two Lovers." An "Extra" producer on the scene said a documentary crew asked all media to sign a release in order to speak with him -- but no one signed it. Watch the raw footage here!
"Walk the Line" star Joaquin Phoenix displayed impressive chops in the Johnny Cash flick -- but is the actor now trying to pursue rapping?
That's true. Phoenix debuted his hip-hop skills in Sin City over the weekend -- part of his whole "I'm retiring from acting" shtick.
Phoenix broke news to "Extra" that he was quitting acting to pursue a music career, but brother-in-law Casey Affleck has been filming Joaquin's musical excursions for a "documentary."
Tell "Extra" -- Do you think Phoenix is serious about a music career?
Super scruffy Joaquin Phoenix showed off a (backwards) message on his knuckles last night at the AFI Fest in Hollywood. Phoenix displayed "BYE!" on his right hand and "GOOD" on the left after recently dropping the bomb that he planned to leave show biz.
Joaquin posed for pics with his "Two Lovers" co-star Vinessa Shaw and the movie's writer and director James Gray.
Last week at a Paul Newman benefit, the Oscar-nominee told "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli he was planning to retire from acting to work on his music.
"Extra" caught up with actor Joaquin Phoenix, and the "Walk the Line" star dropped a shocker -- is he really leaving show biz?!
Yes! Last night at the Paul Newman benefit, the Oscar nominee told "Extra," "I want to take this opportunity... also 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."
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli, shocked by the news, further probed Joaquin. "Are you serious?" Phoenix, who was curiously being followed by his own camera crews, reiterated, "Yeah. I'm working on my music. I'm done. I've been through that."
Actor Casey Affleck, present during the admission, tells "Extra", "I don't think he's kidding. He's got music and stuff."
Today, "Extra" contacted Phoenix's rep for clarification and got this response: "That is what he told me."
The after-parties were plentiful at the culmination of Sunday night's 78th Annual Academy Awards. And at the Vanity Fair party, there were no losers as stars like Jen Aniston, Madonna, JLO and Jamie Foxx gathered for a festive celebration!
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn arrived separately but were snapped together inside. And Madonna and Guy Ritchie came arm in arm.
JLO met hubby Marc Anthony inside, and together they met the Travolta's while Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaal threw down.
The Vanity Fair party was the ultimate place to be for star sightings, where "Extra" caught Madonna chatting it up with Jon Voight and Sandra Bullock. We also found Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger laughing it up with Joaquin Phoenix.