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Joaquin Phoenix surprises Hollywood with retirement announcement


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#1 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:25 AM

Joaquin Phoenix is apparently giving up his acting career to pursue a career in music.He learned to play the guitar while preparing himself for the role of Johnny Cash in "Walk The Line" in 2005.
He has starred in several movies over the past few years.
Phoenix was quoted as saying that "Two Lovers",an upcoming romantic drama co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw,will be his final on-screen performance.

http://movies.yahoo....oenix_blog.html

According to Billboard,Phoenix has been working on an album with Tim Burgess,frontman for the UK band The Charlatans.

http://www.billboard...t_id=1003801099

If this turns out to be true,I wish him the best.IMO,he was a good actor.

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#2 OFFLINE   sean10780

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:28 AM

I agree with you, I'll definitely miss him if it's true.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:41 PM

He's one of our favorites.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

Don't worry, he'll be back onscreen in due time...

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

Don't worry, he'll be back onscreen in due time...


Actors almost universally look up to/want to be/wish they were musicians, just like many folks look up or want to be actors.

History tells us that very, very few people have pro-level talent in both areas. A few may have pro-level talent in one and enough in the other to do a bit of work in that area, but almost never can they "career jump" like that.

Heck, Michael Jordan couldn't make it in baseball, and he ruled basketball. Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, and a few dozen other actors are or were in bands, but they certainly couldn't make much of a living that way.

I'm pretty sure we'll see Joaquin on-screen again. :)

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

Phoenix confirms retirement talk.

http://breakingnews....-11-02-13-02-58

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:35 PM

Maybe a bad day or week at the office...if he still says this in 6 months...than perhaps there's something to it...
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:57 PM

Actors almost universally look up to/want to be/wish they were musicians, just like many folks look up or want to be actors.

History tells us that very, very few people have pro-level talent in both areas. A few may have pro-level talent in one and enough in the other to do a bit of work in that area, but almost never can they "career jump" like that.

Heck, Michael Jordan couldn't make it in baseball, and he ruled basketball. Bruce Willis, Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, and a few dozen other actors are or were in bands, but they certainly couldn't make much of a living that way.

I'm pretty sure we'll see Joaquin on-screen again. :)

Exactly.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:53 PM

From livedaily.com:
The publicist/rep for Phoenix says that he is serious about a career in hip-hop music.

http://www.livedaily.../blog/3206.html

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:01 PM

From livedaily.com:
The publicist/rep for Phoenix says that he is serious about a career in hip-hop music.

http://www.livedaily.../blog/3206.html

He's too young for a midlife crisis...:D
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:26 PM

Anyone see his 'performance' at a Vegas nightclub the other week? Both hilarious and scary at the same time -- it's up on YouTube.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:42 PM

How sad! I was always a big fan of Joaquin.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:59 PM

Anyone see his 'performance' at a Vegas nightclub the other week? Both hilarious and scary at the same time -- it's up on YouTube.




:sure:

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:03 PM

It's a hoax, it's a documentary his brother in law is doing.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

he is a hell of an actor, one of my favorites

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:56 PM



:sure:


I was in vegas when this happened and was talking to some folks the next day who took a video as well. They said he was just totally wasted. :)
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:24 PM

Maybe giving up his day job isn't such a great idea after all...:D
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

From the Detroit Free Press & AP:
Joaquin's recent appearance on Letterman is called an "instant classic". :sure:

http://www.freep.com...2079/1035/rss04

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:57 PM

From the Detroit Free Press & AP:
Joaquin's recent appearance on Letterman is called an "instant classic". :sure:

http://www.freep.com...2079/1035/rss04



that had to be one of the funniest things that i have aver seen on a talk show. that guy was out there:eek2:

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

that had to be one of the funniest things that i have aver seen on a talk show. that guy was out there:eek2:


Wow, agreed.

Just finished watching it about 10 minutes ago. He had to have been on some serious drugs.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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