Dave Shreds Spacy Joaquin

Ex-actor awkward, embarrassing on show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 9:34 AM CST

(Newser) – A nearly comatose Joaquin Phoenix appeared on The Late Show last night, and his vacant stares and one-word answers forced David Letterman to resort to openly mocking him, Gawker reports. Phoenix—who may or may not be engaging in an elaborate publicity stunt—at one point stuck his gum underneath Letterman’s table. The host ended the interview with, “Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight.”