Have I missed a thread, or has the train wreak that is Joaquin Phoenix not been adequately covered in here?
I pulled this from his Dikipedia entry:
With a Grammy award for the 'Walk the Line soundtrack, Joaquin announced he would make the natural next-step transition from country-music impersonation movie soundtrack singer to unfortunate white person rapper.
He is now one of only a few entertainers who could be said to be simultaneously peers with Paul Hogan as well as Canadian dancehall sensation Snow.
A behind-the-scenes non-fiction film is currently being shot about Joaquin's musical effort. It is still unclear if this dickumentary will see a wide release and whether anyone besides Summer, Rain, and Liberty Phoenix will give a shit.
In February 2008, Phoenix appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and gave a mostly unresponsive interview that some have likened to comedian Andy Kaufman. Historians note that if Phoenix were attempting the brilliant, subversive performance art of Kaufman, there are probably more effective places to start than simply being rude to David Letterman.
In regards to questions about whether or not his hip-hop work was a hoax, he responded: " This is not a joke. Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention," which proves not that it is not a hoax, but instead only that he is the kind of elitist dick who begins sentences with the word "might."
And of course, there's his Letterman appearance last week.
Word of advice, don't piss of Letterman. That segment was like vintage Dave from 1985. The old guy still has it. I wish he'd spend more time ripping on his guests.