Casey Affleck Admits Joaquin Phoenix Documentary Wasn't Real

September 17, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix's crazy behavior chronicled in the recent film I'm Still Here was apparently all just for show. Thanks a lot, Hollywood.

I'm Still Here director Casey Affleck recently revealed to The New York Times that Joaquin’s entire "breakdown" in his new film wasn’t exactly real life. "It's a terrific performance, it's the performance of his career," Affleck said. "I never intended to trick anybody," said Affleck. "The idea of a 'hoax' never entered my mind."

Nice to know Hollywood can still fool audiences after all these years.

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