Video: Joaquin Phoenix Apologizes to David Letterman

September 23, 2010 By:
Video: Joaquin Phoenix Apologizes to David Letterman

Joaquin Phoenix is not crazy, but he is sorry.

A year and a half after his infamous stint on David Letterman, Joaquin returned on Wednesday to tell David he's sorry for the mockumentary I'm Still Here hoax.

"I mean, I think that you've interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a character and a real person," he told David about the infamous February 2009 interview, "I hope I didn't offend you in any way."

"Oh, no. Oh, no, no, no," David replied. "I'm telling you, it was so much fun. It was batting practice, you know what I mean? Every one of them was a dinger."

Joaquin told David there was no script to the movie and he was improvising the entire time. But maybe a script wouldn't have been a bad idea after all. The movie was a complete flop, grossing a per-screen average of barely over $5,000 on just 20 screens during opening weekend.

Did you buy into Joaquin's act? Or did you know it was a character?