Joaquin Phoenix has lost his shit

January 18th, 2009 // 155 Comments

Joaquin Phoenix made his musical debut Friday night at Vegas night club LAVO, and surprise! He’s a homeless rapper. The Oscar nominee jumped around the stage while performing/smoking for a perplexed crowd who have vowed never to take Ecstacy again. On the sidelines, brother-in-law Casey Affleck filmed the whole thing for a documentary I can only assume will be titled Joaquin Phoenix, Stay the Fuck Away From My Kids.

NOTE: Joaquin “rapping” after the jump along with a clip of him falling off the stage in case anyone thought this was actually a legitimate performance by someone not on heroin.

The Musical Stylings of Joaquin Phoenix:

One of these people is going to die soon. Guess which one.

Photos: Flynet, Splash News

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  1. Paul

    Most of you are probably too young to remember, but he had a brother named River who died of a drug induced heart attack in front of a night club called the Viper Room in LA back in the early 90s. That was tragic because he was a young, handsome actor with a lot of potential left unrealised. Joaquin has had a lot of success but he clearly has issues personally. I hope he doesn’t go down the same path.

  2. Dewbs

    thats the funniest shit ever. Another moron in hollywood

  3. Dewbs

    thats the funniest shit ever. Another moron in hollywood

  4. Shooter

    You almost have to wonder if there’s something more to this whole situation. What if Phoenix & Affleck are in on this together. They could be pushing the envelope on a Jackass/Mockumentary/Celebrity Overexposure genre picture. Trying to branch out and create a new kind of film that had never been made before Something just doesn’t seem to add up with these stories. Or it could just be drugs. Lots and lots of drugs.

  5. vera

    Okay, I don’t want to respond to all the racist assholes who think that any name other than “John” or “Mike” is somehow un-American, but for the record, his hippie parents (and they were TOTAL hippies) named him Joaquin because he was born in Puerto Rico and it’s a Puerto Rican name. But when he was four they let him change it to Leaf to match his siblings River and Rain (again, they were HIPPIES) but he changed it back again after River died and he almost quit acting himself. Phoenix isn’t even really the family’s last name, they adopted it because they travelled a lot, once to Phoenix.

    But way more important than his name, is anyone close to him actually making sure that his problem isn’t more serious than heroin (and that itself is pretty damn serious) but actually untreated mental illness like schizophrenia? This man needs HELP!

  6. philomena

    Joke or not, these guys are both douches.

    Affleck left hundreds of people out of work when he dropped out of “The killer inside me” which was supposed to start filming last week, to “document” this b.s.

    They are both buying into their own hype. Good luck getting hired on a film your brother’s not directing, idiot.

  7. Insatiable Peter

    I like Joaquin. Don’t stop acting, mayn.

  8. authorego

    @45 @56 – none of those are their birth names: all the kids were told to choose a name when they were adolescents living in South America in a cult – the child sex abuse and drugs cult – and River chose River, Joaquin chose Joaquin, etc.

    And Rain is his sister.

  9. Deacon Jones

    He looks like me after the Eagles lost…

  10. It’s Fake! It’s for a mocumentary! The fall was also fake too.
    http://synthiasensate.com

  11. Dan

    Come on now people, you don’t actually believe this is legit right?? It’s all an act, why else would he have his friend video taping everything?

  12. NastyBedazzler

    That was pretty awesome.

  13. thepointis

    aaand yet…again….another “celebrity” gone mad…it’s like a viral disease…who’s next??? aaaand no, i don’t think this is legit ar all…just another fake ..

  14. ersudim

    ummm…there is a hole near the crotch of his pants and he does not seem to be wearing underwear…is anyone else concerned?

  15. Sil

    ooooh, that’s so bad ):

  16. antimoron

    #78 WTF with your name? r u an idiot?

  17. pixierita

    ‘ll have to beg to differ with the superficial writer; I’m not convinced it’s heroin. He’s movin’ around too damn quick. Not accurately, mind you, just quick. I believe it’s more of a drink induced stupidity. Think Amy Winewarehouse…

  18. disturbed

    WOW! My name says it all! There are 118 comments and all of them laugh at this ID-10-T (idiot). He totally messed up his portrayal of Johnny Cash, but he is doing an even worse job acting and dressing like a homeless guy and then singing like k-fed! Geez – this is ssssoooooooo sorry!

  19. I hate to say this...

    …but Joaquin should go back to acting. To think that acting actually made him “normal.” I think he’s thinking he’s the reincarnation of Sublime; but hell, even that dude did not have a hole in the crotch of his pants. Oh, and even homeless people put on a 2nd layer of pants to hide holes. That is, once they steal them off a clothelines or something. WTF, Joaquin???

  20. Master of The Obvious

    I’m thinking #9 just couldn’t wait to post that dumb ass comment and then felt like shit when he realized what a dweeb he was, thus post #18. So many really stupid posts, so little time.

  21. ctti

    9: Well, look who’s the retarded one. His hippie parents named him Leaf initially but he was the one who decided he wanted something more normal, hence “Joaquin”, which is a legit Hispanic name &, considering that he’s Puerto Rican, makes perfect sense. It isn’t English, dumb ass. Get your facts right before you call someone’s choice of name stupid. You just displayed your utter ignorance of cultures besides your own.

  22. the media has complete control over u.s. citizens, so keep it up and keep dancing for them.

  23. JoanMcBitch

    I saw all the “rap” videos they have on YouTube starring Joaquin.
    Firstly, I can’t hear the rapping at all but, if I had to judge by movement alone, I would hope to God this man was on drugs. Although, unlike #58, I’m not going to pretend like I’m a hillbilly pharmacist with x-ray abilities when clearly he is wearing glasses throughout.
    Secondly, if he did convert to Floetry you must admit it is a step away from The Children of God.

    On the other hand, if this has nothing to do with drugs, the Academy needs to do a lot of soul searching because after seeing this I became so worried I alerted Johnny Depp.

  24. JoanMcBItch

    *dances*

  25. Cyndi

    Im a close friend of the phoenix family and you all just need to lay off of joaquin and the rest of them theyre just regular people trying to do what they like

  26. Cyndi

    Im a close friend of the phoenix family and you all just need to lay off of joaquin and the rest of them theyre just regular people trying to do what they like

  27. Jannicke

    If it’s all an act or for real I couldn’t tell – he’s to talented as an actor for any of us to be sure! But I still love him – how can you not?!!
    And any comments on his apparences are just lame – who cares what he wears or keep his hair? It’s his choice… If you don’t like what you see then look away, he’s not forcing him self on anyone – to me he looks like he’s having fun; and that on all others’ expence and not his own!

  28. Ali

    HA! I want some o’ that shit

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  30. troop

    Joaquin Phoenix is such a phenomenal actor. Many would trade places with someone who is so gifted, and makes you wonder if he really is just “playing everyone ” or he really is “lost” in drugs. I hope to God he is just playing it. I hope his true friends and family have a grip on his safety..whatever the reality may be.

  31. troop

    Joaquin Phoenix is such a phenomenal actor. Many would trade places with someone who is so gifted, and makes you wonder if he really is just “playing everyone ” or he really is “lost” in drugs. I hope to God he is just playing it. I hope his true friends and family have a grip on his safety..whatever the reality may be.

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