12/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joaquin Phoenix's Finger Message: "GOOD BYE!"

Joaquin Phoenix painted a message on his fingers over the weekend, writing G-O-O-D and B-Y-E-! across the knuckles on his two hands at a film festival in Los Angeles.

Phoenix caused a flurry recently when he told a camera crew that he was done making films, over acting and planned instead to focus on his music. Attending a Paul Newman tribute, Phoenix's words with met with skepticism and many thought he was joking, but his publicist confirmed his plans to change career paths, saying, "That is what he told me."

Wearing dark sunglass, Phoenix actively showed off his message to camera crews on the red carpet premiere of "Che" at the AFI Fest held at The Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Held up to onlookers it read "BYE! GOOD," but message received.