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25 Actors Who Should Snag an Oscar, but Won't

These unconventional roles are still great performances

(Newser) - It’s easy enough to predict who will snag an Oscar—but more interesting are the unconventional performances that are just as good, but will never be so honored. In New York , Bilge Ebiri and Logan Hill list this year’s 25 best, most likely to be overlooked, performances:
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Phoenix Apologizes to Letterman

Letterman wasn't in on the joke, Joaquin says

(Newser) - A polite and clean-shaven Joaquin Phoenix appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday and apologized for his his shambolic 2009 appearance that turned out to be part of an elaborate hoax . "You've interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a... More »

Hollywood Will Punish Affleck, Phoenix

Letterman sure to have a heyday when Joaquin returns

(Newser) - Hollywood is not happy with Casey Affleck . He and Joaquin Phoenix “will have a lot of explaining to do in the coming days,” writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times . Affleck finally admitted his Phoenix “documentary” was actually a hoax (not that he himself would use... More »

Casey Affleck Admits Joaquin Phoenix Film Is Fake

It was two years of performance art, he says

(Newser) - And now we know for sure: Casey Affleck tells the New York Times that the "documentary" he made with Joaquin Phoenix is fake. “It’s a terrific performance," he says of Phoenix and his two-year portrayal of a comb-challenged and drug-addled would-be rap star. "It’s... More »

Film Is Proof Joaquin's Punking Us— or Not

Mockumentary preview's a head-scratcher

(Newser) - The enigma that's wrapped in the riddle that is actor Joaquin Phoenix is beginning to unravel ... or maybe not. Film of his apparent months-long nervous breakdown, shot by brother-in-law Casey Affleck, is about to hit theaters, and it's proof that the mysterious personality disorder he displayed was all an enormous... More »

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