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.com/feature/joaquinphoenix_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.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003801099 If this turns out to be true,I wish him the best.IMO,he was a good actor.