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Joaquin Pulled from Brawl -- Pulling Our Leg Too?

3/12/2009 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joaquin Phoenix jumped off the stage and attacked a fan at a Miami show last night -- but, like anything with him these days, the whole thing could be one big set up.

JOaquin Phoenix: Click to watch
It all went down at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau, when Phoenix exchanged insults with a guy in the crowd telling the heckler, "I've got millions of dollars in my f**king bank account. What do you got?"

Phoenix then launched himself off the stage and started throwing punches at the "f**king a**hole." The crowd erupted and started chanting "Joaquin, Joaquin" until Phoenix was eventually dragged away by club security.

FYI -- Casey Affleck was filming the whole thing.

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larry    

According to the poll, everyone thinks its a set up. But it sure is working. If it wasn't for this, NO one would be talking bout this clown.

1950 days ago
17.

Fernando    

Hoax or no hoax, this guy is a major loser.

1950 days ago
18.

Peppercorn    

At this point scam for attention or not, I've got news for Joaquin... WHO CARES!!! Now your just a has been freak!

Only if this is true mental illness and you get treatment will people ever respect you again.

1950 days ago
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plantalittlesunshine    

I have to agree. This is getting VERY old! It's got to be an act as he looks so uncomfortable and looks like he's wearing a costume!

1950 days ago
20.

beast    

It's tragic...He's obviously depressed and involved in drugs...What a shame...Casey Afleck should be ashamed of himself for not helping his friend get into a hospital...

1950 days ago
21.

Jesus Saves With Geico    

I don't know why so many people are hating on this guy. Yes, this is obviously an act. But so was Borat and he's hilarious. The difference between Joaquin Phoenix doing this type of stunt and Paris Hilton is a little thing called talent.

I don't think the TMZ videos really do this character justice, because he was great on Letterman. I wouldn't be surprised if the finished product is worth seeing.

1950 days ago
22.

BILLYJOE    

HE IS A TORTURED SOUL. HIS PARENTS WERE IN THAT WEIRD, PREVERTED CULT THAT WHY RIVER O.D. AND DIED HE WILL TOO IF HE DOESN'T FACE HIS DEMONS.

1950 days ago
23.

DJ    

Whats stupid about this whole thing is everybodys knows this is a b.s. act. Why is he still acting like this? It's like Ashton Kutcher punking someone when they know they are being punk'd but they keep going on with the act anyways. Stupid.

1950 days ago
24.

Lynn    

Guess we will see if the person he hit files charges. NO ONE would walk away from the millions of it were not a set up.

1950 days ago
25.

jan    

I love him as an actor, but singing rap not so much. He is totally losing it or its just a joke... I'm hoping its all a joke. He has too much talent to waste. If he's on drugs, I hope those who are close to him get him help. Please bring back the old Joaquin.

1950 days ago
26.

Muzzy    

Even if he ends up making a film out of this with that 'Gotcha' thing people are just so turned off by him at this point that it doesn't matter. And why hasn't TMZ interviewed the guy he attacked in the audience? Certainly this guy is out there and wanting to tell his side of what happened...unless he's signed some confidentiality agreement! That being the case, you know what Joaquin's really up to.

1950 days ago
27.

bebop    

Actor Joaquin Phoenix has been acting in increasingly bizarre ways in the past few months. Phoenix's appearance as well as his career change, poor hygiene and grooming, vocal tics (such as muttering) and lack of facial emotion are classic symptoms of mental illness, at least one psychiatrist is saying. Won't you all feel like jackasses then? Probably not because you're full of hate.

1950 days ago
28.

jean    

What is wrong with his life that needs all this attention? The world is in termoil,he could do something good if so wanted to. At this point he is just another mornic self absorbed actor in the spot light. He can go to the mental hospital with Octomom,Bronw and Rihanna!

1950 days ago
29.

yo yo kiki    

He called me last night and told me this was all a cover up--so we could secretly run away together.......

1950 days ago
30.

WIDTAP    

This is Joaquin's way to piss on RIver Phoenix's grave.

1950 days ago
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