Thursday, October 30, 2008

Say It Ain't So, Joaquin

Joaquin Phoenix, having just turned 34, is apparently retiring from acting to pursue a music career. The announcement was, um, sobering to his fans and E!'s smarmy reporter. You really should watch the video, I just hope the guy is all right. In addition to Joaquin's startling announcement, it seems Casey Affleck is now British, at least at the beginning of his sentences.

I thought Phoenix should have won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. And while I'm at it, how did Daniel Day-Lewis not win for Gangs of New York? That was an outrage. Glad I got that off my chest.

I'm not sure what Phoenix's announcement means for my theory that he kicks for the Arizona (formerly Phoenix) Cardinals under the name Neil Rackers. But I may change kickers on my fantasy team just to be safe.

(image credit: Daniela Catelli,