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Joaquin Phoenix: Talks Hip-Hop with David Letterman (Video)

 The Playlist is asking whether Joaquin Phoenix is the new Crispin Glover, and they may have a point. Phoenix appeared bedraggled and annoyed at David Letterman’s line of questioning when he appeared on the Late Show last night (Feb. 11), but he did take time out to talk about his burgeoning hip-hop career.

The talk show host says he hopes that Phoenix returns to acting, and asks him if he’s perusing a similar musical career to his appearance in Walk the Line. “No, I do hip-hop music,” said Phoenix, to hoots of laughter and derision from the studio audience. “What do you have them on?” asks the former actor, gesturing toward the crowd. “What do you gas them up with?”

Phoenix spends most of the interview giving monosyllabic answers, and threatens to return to the show to perform his music. Letterman seems less than eager to return that favor. This clip has highlights from the bizarro world interview, which also features Phoenix sticking his gum on Letterman’s desk and ends with the talk show host saying: “Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight.” [The Playlist]
 

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That hit the spot. Good way to start the day.

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If this is an act, this is incredible. But if it's not, this dude has lost his f-ing mind.

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I still can't get over this. They should rerun this every week for the rest of the year.

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the prevailing theory (according to defamer, at least), is that this (plus his musical appearances in LA and Vegas) is all for a casey affleck mockumentary.

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It's not just Defamer..Gawker, etc. are running the same story, which is probably true.

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joaquin phoenix f**king rules!! :) i hope the theory is correct, though - think it will make for an awesome film!!

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Does anyone else feel like Jerry Lawler should be sitting next to Phoenix on stage?

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real or fake, this is the greatest f'in thing to happen to hollywood in like forever!

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Hilarious. Spot-on description.

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