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Joaquin Phoenix: Thanks Academy -- For Nothing

1/17/2009 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joaquin Phoenix has made the worst career choice since "Ishtar," and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is squarely to blame.

Click to Watch! -- Joaquin Phoenix
Watch this video of Joaquin "performing" last night at Lavo in Las Vegas. Clearly fueled by his Oscar nomination in "Walk the Line," the delusional former actor has given up a promising career for a Federline future. There's an epic fall in there too.


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How do we know this is Joaquin?

2068 days ago

Tess T Cull    

Go get 'em, Joaquin. You are one funny feather mucker!

2068 days ago


GET SOME HELP AND GO BACK TO ACTING. STop acting like a fool. and Ben Afflecks brother? are you serious, if he's your friend, help him. Even if he's not, stop making him think that he has a career in this. pshh

2068 days ago


I don't recognize him anymore!!!!! ---What have you done?
Where's Joaquin??~ Come out--come out where ever you are.....
This rap crap is not your calling dude!!!
Shape up- before you ship out....

2068 days ago

fancy & classey    

Joaquin, you my friend need a good shave and a smacked bottom!!

2068 days ago


He's one of my favorite actors, he can't be for real with that rap song.. He has to be joking around. If he is serious please family & friends of his get him help fast!!

2068 days ago


Someone needs an intervention. I sense a 5150 is in his near future.

2068 days ago


Substance abuse issues at work here... too bad. Hope he gets some help.

2068 days ago

Amy in Ky    

Oh my...he was once a brilliant actor, and not a bad looking one either. But he's strung out, which is sad. When he has a stint in rehab and hopefully he will before he ends up like his brother and dies of an overdose, someone needs to show him making a giant ass out of himself when he's sober so he can see what the rest of us do! I do hope he gets help before it's too late, he's not been right for quite some time now.

2068 days ago


Jesus. What in the hell happened to him. I hope he pulls himself out of the hole he's found himself in, clean up, and find love and happiness within. A great talent. This is not where I want to see him go.

2068 days ago


Love Joaquin. He wasn't recognized for the talent he has. That is really so sad. He worked so hard in his movies,especially
"Walk The Line" He learned Johnny Cash's songs and he sang them in that movie. He became Johnny Cash. I'am so sorry he
has left acting.

2068 days ago

can't fool me    

Joaquin, you're hilarious! Keep it up!! Can you believe how many gullible people there are in the world?

2068 days ago


This is going to end badly, he looks just like Heath Ledger did before he od with the unwashed hair and beard. He needs an intervention and a psychiatrist this is a mans version of bipolar. Bipolar looks different in men than it does in women thats why it is similar to Britney but not exactly like her meltdown.

2068 days ago


He needs to get off his high horsey, he's lucky his mom worked for some studio way back when, otherwise, he'd be a nobody! Five thousand one hundred and fifty for you Joaquin, go get some help.

2068 days ago


His brother was the very talented , very handsome , veggie eating , non drug using River Phoenix, who , with Joaquin by his side , died of an od at the Viper Club in LA around 1993. I remember this because my kids liked the movie Stand By Me, and I was supriced that he died of an od.

I hope some one helps him before he ends up the same way as his brother, I feel he is talented in his own right, not living on the A list because of his family name.

OK,Im done........

2068 days ago
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