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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2009, 01:17:41 PM »
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Why didn't anyone tell me?

don't you remember my dilemma?
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #46 on: February 20, 2009, 01:37:10 PM »
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Awesome. I'm in the club!
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2009, 02:00:18 PM »
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Speaking of ZG, y'all are totally psyched for G-Force, right?

Right?

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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2009, 11:37:51 AM »
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Joaquin Phoenix rap show ends with confrontation
Source: AP
 
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Joaquin Phoenix appears to be getting into the act of being a petulant hip-hop star.

He jumped off the stage during a short performance at a Miami Beach nightclub early Thursday morning and confronted an audience member who was heckling him. Security guards dragged him back on stage and escorted him away.

It's unknown whether the confrontation — and his pledge to quit acting and start rapping — was real or a put-on, but actor Casey Affleck recorded the performance on camera.

In October, Phoenix's publicist confirmed he was making the career switch. In January he performed at a Las Vegas nightclub and the next month he made a strange appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show." Actor Ben Stiller lampooned that appearance at the Oscars.

Hundreds of people packed the nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel after the doors opened at 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

Several of those in the audience said they came just to see Phoenix, who left them cooling their heels for almost four hours while disc jockeys played house and hip-hop music.

Phoenix came out on stage before 2 a.m., smoking a cigarette and wearing a disheveled dark suit, sneakers and his scraggly long hair and beard.

He began rapping to a beat played by the DJ and nodding to the music, although most of the lyrics were unintelligible. Then he responded to someone who appeared to be heckling him in the audience near the stage.

"We have a (double-expletive) in the audience," he said before jumping into the crowd. It was not immediately clear whether the two men exchanged any blows.

"I saw the guy screaming at Joaquin, and Joaquin just came down," said Jorge Lledo, 30, of Miami Beach.

Security guards swarmed the scene and dragged Phoenix away.

The bizarre spectacle struck many in the audience as the latest prank in an extended farce staged by Phoenix. Affleck, an Oscar-nominated actor who is also Phoenix's brother-in-law, is making a documentary about Phoenix's career shift.

"(Affleck's) camera was filming the whole time, so it makes me think he has ulterior motives," said Luis Gendron, 23, of Miami .

"He knows the game he's playing, and he's good at it," Gendron said of Phoenix.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2010, 04:56:38 PM »
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Buyers See Joaquin Phoenix Mockumentary
By MIKE FLEMING; Deadline Hollywood
 
EXCLUSIVE: Casey Affleck has completed that much-talked about and long-awaited mockumentary he directed about his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's eccentric metamorphosis from actor to hip-hop musician (or so we've been led to believe). I'm told that the film made its debut in a private lunchtime screening at WME headquarters last week for buyers -- including Harvey Weinstein -- who were sworn to secrecy. WME is selling the film, and it may only take a couple of days to reach a deal. I hear the agency and the distributors intend to keep the mock's content under wraps for as long as they can for maximum shock value. (So it won't be part WME Global's sales push at the Cannes Film Festival.) Presumably, the film answers Hollywood's bewilderment about whether Joachin was serious about quitting acting -- or whether he was just, well, acting. His long months of bizarre behavior culminated in his semi-mute interview with David Letterman that was as surreal as anything Andy Kaufman ever did. And, his musical debut at the Las Vegas night club LAVO where he claimed to be a homeless rapper, jumped around the stage, and fell off.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #50 on: May 07, 2010, 06:00:44 AM »
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who?aquin phoenix.

brilliant,.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2010, 07:57:34 AM »
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who?aquin phoenix.

brilliant,.

What, he rules. He definitely brings his personality to the table when he's cast in his kind of role. Buffalo Soldiers is pretty underrated. And if James Gray can get his head out of his ass and stop writing his own scripts (though he got better with Two Lovers, but still that was the weak part of the film) these two could make a masterpiece.


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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2010, 11:15:46 AM »
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Details On What You'll See In Casey Affleck's Joaquin Phoenix Mock Doc: Drugs, Full Frontal Nudity & Rapping
Source: ThePlaylist

After a recent market screening of Joaquin Phoenix 's documented attempts at a rapping career last year, potential buyers who saw the film have reportedly expressed confusion at its lead's authenticity with many walking out "more mystified by Phoenix’s behavior than when they walked in."

Directed by Phoenix's brother-in-law Casey Affleck, the documentary titled "I'm Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix" apparently provides no set up for the odd behaviors of its lead last year instead blurring the lines between documentary and mockumentary and leaving audiences in a state of genuine confusion on whether Phoenix was truly was going for a career change or whether it was all for show.

The film does document failed attempts to woo Sean “Diddy” Combs as a producer on a potential rap album but, along with that, also come with Phoenix uncharacteristically "snorting cocaine, ordering call girls, having oral sex with a publicist, treating his assistants abusively and rapping badly." Other notable scenes include what is being described as "more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films and a stomach-turning sequence in which someone feuding with Phoenix defecates on the actor while he’s asleep."

Now come on, if there was ever any doubt, that description surely answers questions about how genuine Phoenix was about being a rapper. Would an acclaimed, Oscar-winning thespian really give up his flourishing career for all this "Jackass"-style "Hollywood debauchery" and what is evidently "very little talent for [rap] music"? Surely, this can all be explained by Phoenix's devotion to method acting...

Confusion aside, buyers were apparently fascinated by the documentary, agreeing that "they’d never seen anything like it" while debating its commercial prospects. It is really a debate or are studios just holding their cards close to their chest? Phoenix's red carpet antics and his appearance on David Letterman's 'Late Show' last year sparked a flurry of interest — the official Youtube video is clicking close to four and a half million views — with the whole stunt pretty much making for a greater marketing campaign than money could buy.

Phoenix's dedication alone should be an attraction for viewers with the role not only consuming the actor's life but also sidelining his career. One sequence in the film apparently shows Ben Stiller approaching Phoenix about starring in Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg” to which Phoenix's rapper incarnation was obviously not interested in. We assume Stiller was offering the part eventually played by Rhys Ifans.

It remains to be seen then if and when Phoenix will come out of his acting "hiatus." The actor has already broken out of his rapper persona and was even briefly linked to play Edgar Allen Poe in Daniel Stashower's "The Beautiful Cigar Girl" before that eventually fell through. Surely, he's not that method to keep it up until the release of 'I'm Still Here'?
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2010, 01:38:47 PM »
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  . . .Keep Hollywood Weird.

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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2010, 04:51:30 PM »
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Regardless if this is a hoax or not, the dude is still fucking insane.

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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2010, 01:27:15 PM »
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Joaquin Phoenix documentary: Even buyers aren't sure if it's a prank
Source: Los Angeles Times

It’s far from the Joaquin Phoenix you’re used to seeing onscreen: snorting cocaine, ordering call girls, having oral sex with a publicist, treating his assistants abusively and rapping badly. And not, apparently, playing a role — or was he?

Even after seeing the documentary “I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix” in a private screening earlier this week, film buyers still aren’t sure of its genuineness. Was the “Walk the Line” and “Gladiator” star, who said more than a year ago that he was quitting acting to become a musician, playing a sophisticated prank, or did he really ditch his Oscar-nominated career to become a disheveled rapper?

Agents at William Morris Endeavor, the sellers of the Casey Affleck-directed film, have started showing the movie to potential distributors, and while some were apparently interested in bidding for “I’m Still Here’s” distribution rights, the shoppers left the screening perhaps even more mystified by Phoenix’s behavior than when they walked in.

Several buyers said the film overflowed with Hollywood debauchery, including more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films and a stomach-turning sequence in which someone feuding with Phoenix defecates on the actor while he’s asleep.

The documentary — or is it a mockumentary? — also includes Phoenix’s infamous appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” in which the bearded and bloated actor barely spoke, leaving Letterman bewildered if not infuriated and people wondering about Phoenix’s mental health.

The buyers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Phoenix comes off unsympathetically and shows very little talent for music in the movie, directed by his brother-in-law (Affleck is married to Summer Phoenix). Sales agent WME declined to comment.

In some scenes in the film, the 35-year-old Phoenix is trying to get Sean “Diddy” Combs to produce Phoenix’s rap album, but the hip-hop impresario is not terribly interested. Another sequence shows Ben Stiller approaching Phoenix about starring in writer-director Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” but Phoenix is barely interested.

Two buyers who saw the movie were unsure if Phoenix had turned out an elaborate piece of performance art, where the joke was really on the audience. While they were debating the film’s commercial prospects, the buyers did agree on one thing: They’d never seen anything like it.
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2010, 02:00:58 PM »
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Even buyers aren't sure if it's a prank

as if buyers are gonna say, "it's just a prank."

this thing has obvs been nothing but.

A.) woulda never been documented
B.) never been documented by bro-in-law Affleck
C.) he's back to normal Awkward Phoenix

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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2010, 05:08:17 PM »
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Even buyers aren't sure if it's a prank

as if buyers are gonna say, "it's just a prank."

this thing has obvs been nothing but.

A.) woulda never been documented
B.) never been documented by bro-in-law Affleck
C.) he's back to normal Awkward Phoenix


hahaha I don't really understand your post but that video is weird. It's pretty funny though, Jessica Cirus hahaha

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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2010, 08:34:28 PM »
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C.) he's back to normal Awkward Phoenix

hahah yeah that video is bizarre. major LOLs when he was death staring that dude at the start.

also, highest rated comment says it all:  "Joaqin Phoenix is back to normal! YAY!"
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Re: Joaquin Phoenix
« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2010, 03:07:52 AM »
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Did that just happen.
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