Joaquin Phoenix's hip-hop stunt revealed

After spending most of 2009 with a scraggly beard, a grizzled demeanor, and issuing claims that he was leaving acting to pursue a hip-hop career, Phoenix's film "I'm Still Here," which focused on his transformation,  was released in September 2010. Following the premiere, Phoenix and director Casey Affleck confessed that the film was actually a mockumentary and intended as a hoax.

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After spending most of 2009 with a scraggly beard, a grizzled demeanor, and issuing claims that he was leaving acting to pursue a hip-hop career, Phoenix's film "I'm Still Here," which focused on his transformation, was released in September 2010. Following the premiere, Phoenix and director Casey Affleck confessed that the film was actually a mockumentary and intended as a hoax.

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