Casey Affleck Admits Joaquin Phoenix Is a Fraud

September 16, 2010 By:
Casey Affleck Admits Joaquin Phoenix Is a Fraud

Remember when Joaquin Phoenix went bat shit crazy for a few months? Ya, it was all an act!

Casey Affleck admitted that the entire thing was just an act calling it "a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career."

Magnolia Pictures released “I’m Still Here” last week and it almost went unnoticed. Partly because no one cared and knew it was a big act, and partly because it was really bad.

Roger Ebert said that move was “a sad and painful documentary that serves little useful purpose other than to pound another nail into the coffin.” Ouch!

“The reviews were so angry,” said Casey. Well, they wasted two hours of their time, wouldn't you be angry? "I never intended to trick anybody,” he added. “The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.”

"Virtually none of it was real," reports the New York Times. "Not even the opening shots, supposedly of Mr. Phoenix and his siblings swimming in a water hole in Panama. That, Mr. Affleck said, was actually shot in Hawaii with actors."

Did you happen to catch the flick? What did you think?