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Joaquin Phoenix Retiring From Acting

Are You Sad That Joaquin Is Retiring From Acting?


On Monday night, Joaquin Phoenix made the announcement that he's retiring from acting to focus on his music career. We've known him to be a bit of a jokester in the past, but even his brother-in-law Casey Affleck reiterated that he's serious about giving up movies. So tell us — are you sad that Joaquin is retiring from acting?

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ingleseem ingleseem 7 years
So sad that he's retiring from acting ...he's so passionate with his work and truly applies himself to the art of acting. So sad to also see the physical condition that he currently is in considering how gorgeous he looked during the filming of "Walk The Line" as he depicted music legend Johnny Cash. He did prove his vocal abilities, however, on the movie's soundtrack so perhaps he will be as much a success in making music as he was in acting. I just hope he cleans up his act as he surely seemed to be on something during his public declaration of his retirement from acting. Such a shame since I've seen him speak so elloquently and intelligently during TV interviews in the past.
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 8 years
I hope he changes his mind :( Love him :*
Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 8 years
I hope he changes his mind :( Love him :*
moviestarstyle moviestarstyle 8 years
SIGH. This is awful news! Joaquin is one of my favorites!!! :((((
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I dont care either way :shrug: The only movies I've seen him in are Signs, Brother Bear, and Walk the Line...he was great in all of them but he's not one of my favorite actors. I have a feeling her will be back though.
darlene darlene 8 years
Can't say I am
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I heard this and was like, oh okay, nothing big. But then I perused my DVD collection and remembered how amazing he is in LADDER 49, We Own the Night, and Walk the Line. I do love him, so maybe he'll change his mind?
Lipgloss77 Lipgloss77 8 years
He's gotten beefy!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
He has always appeared to have a bad attitude (I think) so I could care less, however, that's not to say he isn't talented.
eveday eveday 8 years
I REALLY hope Papaver is right...Joaquin Phoenix is one of the best actors I've ever watched -- Johnny Depp is the only I think is better than him. I'm afraid he's into drugs and that breaks my heart.
onholiday onholiday 8 years
um no not so much..
bag100 bag100 8 years
Sounds like he should at least take a break, but for rehab, not music. If not, it's just going to get worse.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
I thought he sounded drunk or high in that interview. I don't completely believe it. And yes I would miss him! He made the Shyamalan movies even BETTER than they were because of his presence! Plus, I don't know that anyone could have played "The Man in Black" as well as he did. I sincerely hope he was kidding.
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
I dont believe him!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I agree Papaver. He seems like he has a substance abuse problem.
Papaver Papaver 8 years
I still don't believe him. And Exclusive for E by Joaquin Phoenix seems like a joke to me. He's just messing with press. Hope he'll go the rehab/monastery/wherever and come back clean and hungry for juicy roles.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
:(
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Is he really that great of a musician? He's a good actor though.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 8 years
Yes!!!! :( Great actor and awesome person.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I have never seen him in a single movie...how is that possible?
Ginger Ginger 8 years
My first thought was that maybe he's kidding and high. He's appeared pretty toasted in most appearances I've read about in the last year or so. Hopefully he'll address that issue and come back to acting. Has anyone heard his music? Is it any good?
juju4 juju4 8 years
I always find it funny when successful actors want to be musicians. I have a friend that has done very well as an actor, and wants to give it all up to be a musician. I think his success has gone to his head a bit. But I wish Joaquin the best of luck if this is the path that will truly make him happy!
CannavaroLover CannavaroLover 8 years
He'll totally be back...loved him in Gladiator...and Walk the Line.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
He has always been pretty shy. He seemed like one of those guys that hated being a celebrity. I don't blame him! It's too bad though, he was an incredible actor. His performance in Gladiator was amazing.
OChottie OChottie 8 years
DWG is. LOL as long as she can hear him sing and see him on album covers, she should be ok.
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