Joaquin Phoenix Set For ‘Letterman’ Encore; Will He Expose Hoax?

by | September 13, 2010 at 10:42 AM | Celebrities, Late Night, TV News

Joaquin Phoenix as he appeared on 'Late Show' on February 11, 2009 (CBS)

Joaquin Phoenix as he appeared on 'Late Show' on February 11, 2009 (CBS)

Joaquin Phoenix will return to the scene of his criminally confounding February 2009 talk-show appearance when he guests on CBS’ ‘Late Show With David Letterman‘ on September 22.

In preparation for the encore, ‘Late Show’ this Thursday will rebroadcast Phoenix’s aforementioned previous visit, during which he – buried ‘neath a beard and sunglasses – seemed to confirm that he was retiring from acting to pursue a hip-hop career.

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Phoenix’s “transformation” is chronicled in the Casey Affleck-directed film ‘I’m Still Here,’ which recently hit theaters. Purportedly a legit documentary, it has left film critics debating whether Phoenix’s breakdown and reinvention depicted on screen is bona fide or an elaborate ruse.

Click here for Fancast’s review of the compelling ‘I’m Still Here.’

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Perhaps Joaquin will use his ‘Late Show’ encore to settle the speculation once and for all?