You know, I never bought the idea that Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Walk the Line) was retiring from acting to begin a career in rap music. Of course, I gave it about as much thought as I do when deciding which shoes to wear. But, his appearance did lend some credence to the fact he was a little off. In case you haven't seen him, he looks like this--
I've heard he's denying his whole retirement thing being a hoax, which again, I gave no thought to. But after watching his Letterman interview the other night, I'm convinced-- it's a hoax for some Borat-style documentary-- and Dave was in on it. Watch this and you tell me, but just watch it anyway, because it is hilarious TV. I can't believe all the people who think he was acting weird, distant or serious. I think he's acting-- period.