Let’s call the Joaquin Phoenix story what it really is…a Mockumentary. During an interview with The New York Times Casey Affleck revealed that I’m Still Here was nothing more than a “performance” in which Phoenix pretended to be on some weird downward spiral.
The joke started in February 2009 when Phoenix appeared on late-night with David Letterman and seemed to be completely incoherent with a newly revealed heavy dark black beard and sunglasses. During that interview Letterman said, “Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight.”
Since that time Phoenix has managed to keep his alter ego at the forefront of his career, attempting to launch a horrid rap career while battling a mental breakdown.