March 12, 2009

Anatomy of a Train-Wreck

So, for those of you who haven't heard of Joaquin Phoenix, he's kind of a big deal in modern American movies. Not a huge deal, but well, he played Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, he played Commodus in Gladiator and has played a number of major and minor roles in significant films over the last decade.

Anyways, he's stated that he's retiring from film to go into the music industry as a rapper.

But really, to understand this, you need to watch the Letterman bit:

And after that, there was the appearance last night at the LIV night club in Miami. Apparently, first he kept the crowd waiting for hours and then when he finally went on stage, this happened shortly after:

Some people argue that this whole scene is a joke, others assert that the man is the next Andy Kaufman. Me? I think he's INSANE. And I think it's hilarious. This guy makes Gene Ray look like a rational and well-reasoned professor of advanced science.

Posted by Vengeful Cynic at March 12, 2009 10:56 PM | TrackBack