The bizarreness that is Joaquin Phoenix culminated with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night, and it made for one of the most entertaining talk-show segments in recent history.
Phoenix was on the show to promote his latest — and apparently last — movie, Two Lovers.
But talk quickly changed to the actor’s newfound career as a rapper, which was met with laughter by both the audience and Letterman.
Throughout the interview, Phoenix rarely utters more than one-word answers — made even less intelligible by his mouth-obscuring beard-and-moustache jungle! — and, in fact, he barely utters anything at all.
And towards the end, things seem to go from odd to downright acrimonious.
If this is an act, it’s an absolutely amazing performance — and yet it’s hard to imagine that it’s not. You decide…