Thursday, February 12, 2009

Joaquin Phoenix On Letterman

I had a chance to catch one of my favorite flicks the other night on FX.  Joaquin Phoenix is simply amazing as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line.  He does a beautiful job showing the dichotomy of his character as a tortured person who while basically a good man has less luck fighting off his alter ego than some of the rest of us.

His performance is made all the more poignant by his recent statements that he is done acting.  When I first heard that news, I was not sure if he simply wants to be the Harper Lee of his generation of actors, or if he's truly burned out by the acting game.  Last night the third possibility that he is absolutely fucking crazy came to mind after I saw him mumble through 10 minutes on Letterman.

Check this out:

Scary huh?

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