Joaquin Phoenix: Bearded Trickster

January 28th, 2009 // 3 Comments

EW reports that Walk the Line actor Joaquin Phoenix is simply pretending to be in the midst of a career change from acting to music. Reportedly, the star’s buddy Casey Affleck is documenting Phoenix’s fake rap career and subsequent nervous breakdown.

A tipster claims Phoenix has said, “It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.”

The butt of the joke is intended to be self-indulgent actors, as well as gossip-hungry media. I can sort of appreciate his efforts, but the truth is that farce died with reality television.

If he can pull off a stunt more ridiculous and over-the-top than something I can easily find on Brett MichaelsRock of Love Tour Bus, then maybe I’ll be impressed. Either way, we get hits reporting on it, so thanks Joaquin!

Click any photo to view all 10 photos of Joaquin Phoenix in the gallery!


EW reports that Walk the Line actor Joaquin Phoenix is simply pretending to be in the midst of a career change from acting to music. Reportedly, the star’s buddy Casey Affleck is documenting Phoenix’s fake rap career and subsequent nervous breakdown.

A tipster claims Phoenix has said, “It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend
to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.”

The butt of the joke is intended to be self-indulgent actors, as well
as gossip-hungry media. I can sort of appreciate his efforts, but the
truth is that farce died with reality television.

If he can pull off a stunt more ridiculous and over-the-top than something I can easily find on Brett MichaelsRock of Love Tour Bus, then maybe I’ll be impressed. Either way, we get hits reporting on it, so thanks Joaquin!

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. green cardigan

    hyis crotch is on fire in that first photo.

    He does the homeless look well.

  2. Champ Burger


    The whole make-believe…masquerading as reality…to taunt the press…and parody fame…act has been done. Remember Andy Kaufman?
    Just substitute {rap} for {wrestling}. It’s been done.

  3. tina

    why do good looking guys like looking ugly??? he’s an idiot!

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