Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Official: Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck's 'I'm Still Here' is a Fake

Written by contributing writer Ben Kenber
About Ben Kenber-I am an actor and writer, and they both serve to keep me sane in an increasingly insane world. I mostly write movie reviews, but sometimes I try to go outside of that to write something else

Joaquin Phoenix as he is about to go
onstage to perform his hip-hop in "I'm Still Here."

Credit: Magnolia Pictures/press kit
© Magnolia Pictures/press kit

Casey Affleck Reveals to the New York Times that the
"documentary" was Not Real

In an interview with the New York Times, Casey Affleck confirmed that his documentary on Joaquin Phoenix was all "performance." Many were wondering about that after they saw "I'm Still Here" which opened recently in Los Angeles, and the general consensus was that they couldn't figure out if it was the real thing or if it was all a hoax. But the past two years of Joaquin growing a beard and gaining a lot of weight seemed to capture everyone's attention, and many of us couldn't stop thinking of him after he was on Letterman. So how does Casey himself see all  of us? 

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