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Joaquin Phoenix surprises Hollywood with retirement announcement

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Steve615, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Steve615

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    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.
     
  2. sean10780

    sean10780 Godfather

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

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    He's one of our favorites.
     
  4. sperho

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

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    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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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    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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    sperho

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    Exactly.
     
  9. Steve615

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    He's too young for a midlife crisis...:D
     
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    Anyone see his 'performance' at a Vegas nightclub the other week? Both hilarious and scary at the same time -- it's up on YouTube.
     
  12. ViVi

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    How sad! I was always a big fan of Joaquin.
     
  13. Steve615

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrclRelKUno

    :sure:
     
  14. chlorine

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    It's a hoax, it's a documentary his brother in law is doing.
     
  15. dave29

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    he is a hell of an actor, one of my favorites
     
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    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. :)
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    Maybe giving up his day job isn't such a great idea after all...:D
     
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    that had to be one of the funniest things that i have aver seen on a talk show. that guy was out there:eek2:
     
  20. spartanstew

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    Wow, agreed.

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

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