Shocking: ‘I’m Still Here’ is fake

Casey Affleck finally comes clean and admits his new mockumentary I’m Still Here, which Roger Ebert called “a sad and painful documentary that serves little useful purpose other than to pound another nail into the coffin,” was all fake.

He tells the New York Times that none of the scenes in the movie were real. Not even the opening sequence showing Joaquin and his siblings swimming in a water hole in Panama. That actors were used, that even Joaquin Phoenix’s publicist was in on it and that not even David Letterman had any idea.

“It’s a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career,” Mr. Affleck said. He was speaking of Mr. Phoenix’s two-year portrayal of himself — on screen and off — as a bearded, drug-addled aspiring rap star, who, as Mr. Affleck tells it, put his professional life on the line to star in a bit of “gonzo filmmaking” modeled on the reality-bending journalism of Hunter S. Thompson.

“I never intended to trick anybody,” said Mr. Affleck, an intense 35-year-old who spoke over a meat-free, cheese-free vegetable sandwich on Thursday. “The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.”

When Joaquin Phoenix showed up one day looking like a bum, crazy and ranting about being a rapper, the first thing everyone said was, “this is fake.” There wasn’t one day when anyone thought this was real. Even when people found out Joaquin’s performance was for a movie, they called it a mockumentary. This is about as shocking as finding crabs on Paris Hilton’s bed sheets.

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shit stain
shit stain
12 years ago

Fake? Really? A fucking retard could figure that out…

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