Joaquin Phoenix’s Bizzarre Behavior on Letterman

I know that I said, yesterday, that I didn’t want to keep posting videos, but they help to enhance some of the entries. Here’s a weird one from last night:


12 February 2009 4:05 AM, PST

Actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix was left squirming on U.S. TV after talk show host David Letterman grilled him about his new furry beard and burgeoning hip-hop career.

The star hid behind dark sunglasses and chewed gum as he promoted his movie Two Lovers – the last project he filmed before announcing his retirement from Hollywood – on Letterman’s Late Show on Wednesday.

Letterman asked the star about his new unkempt facial hair but Phoenix was uncooperative, mumbling one-word answers.

The former actor then discussed his new musical career but grew visibly annoyed when the audience began to laugh, grumbling: “Is this a joke? What (drug) do you have them on? What do you gas them up with?”

And when the house band leader Paul Shaffer laughed at the pair’s awkward exchange, Phoenix turned to him and asked: “Are you f**king kidding? Are you serious with the maniacal laughter?”

Letterman tried to assure Phoenix, insisting: “We’re having fun, just relax, seriously! I’ll come to your house and chew gum!” – prompting the star to spit out the wad and stick it onto Letterman’s desk.
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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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