Friday, February 13, 2009

Yo Yo Yo Spacy Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman Announces New Music Career

Joaquin Phoenix went on Letterman on February 11, 2009 and announced he is retiring from acting and is starting a new hip hop career. If that wasn't enough he shows up on the show doing a Grizzly Adams impersonation on heroin. He was very lethargic and non responsive most of the time. This was a huge change from Joaquin's appearance on Letterman in 2006. His 2006 and 2009 Letterman appearances are below so you can see the huge difference.

Honestly I don't know if this is a trick or not. Is he pulling a joke on everyone a la Andy Kaufman or did his life just plummet before our eyes? Doesn't he have friends and an agent to prevent this debacle from happening on national TV? I really like the guy and I know he has an odd sense of humor, so who knows? We know his brother obviously had a drug problem. Let's all hope he is fine and he was just bored and wanted to "liven" things up.

The new hip hop artist Joaquin on Letterman in 2009:

A very sane Joaquin on Letterman in 2006: