Feb 12 2009
bearded Joaquin Phoenix on The David Letterman Show

Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman: This is no Hoax

Last night, everyone’s favorite actor turned rapper, Joaquin Phoenix was on The Late Show with David Letterman. He was there to promote Two Lovers , his last film. I don’t think anyone would be asking questions about Joaquin switching career paths if he picked up a guitar or even plucked a piano, but that wacked out rapping in Vegas video was so bad, everyone seems to be waiting for the punchline. Dave tried to get it out of him, but like in another video I’ve seen, Joaquin doesn’t understand or appreciate questions about his appearance or his decision to leave Hollywood.

Joaquin Phoenix on The David Letterman Show

The Late Show audience laughs through the whole interview, again, he’s gotta be joking, but Joaquin Phoenix just gets more and more agitated. “What do you gas them with?,” he asked Dave. In another moment, Paul Shaffer laughs at a joke per usual and Joaquin turns to Paul,
“Are you f-cking kidding? Are you serious.. with the maniacal laughter?” Paul just smiles.

Oddly enough, most of the commenters and even Entertainment Weekly are thinking Joaquin is staging some elaborate hoax. He’s parodying the actors and music that he secretly despises. Get in on the joke, people. That’s like the theory that 2pac staged his death and is in Cuba to spend the rest of his days kicking rocks. In other words: this is no hoax. Joaquin Phoenix has problems. Seriously, what would be the point of him trashing his reputation, only to say.. I was just kidding!

Genius! ← That is ‘the word’ on the web. The diagnosis.

Mine? Drugs. Mental imbalance. One of the two or both. The bill is in the mail.

Revisit his rap act if you’re not convinced.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 ewok Thu, Feb 12, 2009 - 3:08 pm

love dave. he will sit there and clown a mo-fo…...

2 Forch Fabalon FabalonRecordingz Fri, Feb 13, 2009 - 12:41 pm

He got the whole world to pay attention, in one 10min interview, that got him into no problem with the law or really super bad press, genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!