Joaquin Phoenix Quits Acting: "I'm Done"

11/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Huffington Post

Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix made a shocking announcement to "Extra," saying, "I want to take this give you the exclusive ... that this will be my last performance as an actor... I'm not doing films anymore."

Probed further by "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli, "Are you serious?" Phoenix, who was curiously being followed by his own camera crews, reiterated, "Yeah. I'm working on my music. I'm done. I've been through that."

Penacoli, still suspicious, followed up with Casey Affleck who was standing next to Phoenix. Penacoli asked, "I take it that he's kidding?" Affleck responded, "I don't think he's kidding. He's got music and stuff."

Today, "Extra" contacted Phoenix's rep for clarification and got this response: "That is what he told me."