t looks like Joaquin Phoenix might be done with Hollywood, said Natalie Finn in E! Online. At a “star-studded” benefit on Monday for the late Paul Newman’s Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Phoenix told E! News that he was retiring from acting to focus on his burgeoning music career (watch video here, via E! Online).
Good luck with that, said Jesse Perez in LiveNews.com.au. “The success rate of actors forging their careers into rock is alarmingly low.” Does Phoenix really want to follow the likes of Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, and Scarlett Johansson into that “graveyard”?
Maybe Phoenix has something they don’t, said Actress Archives online. After all, he did win “a Grammy for his work on the 'Walk the Line' soundtrack.” Then again, he was “clearly inebriated” when he announced his retirement from film, so maybe it was “just the booze talking.”
And maybe the joke’s on all of us, said Obsessed With Film online. The whole thing seemed “extremely staged.” But apparently his publicist confirmed what he said, and after Two Lovers, he doesn’t have any other roles coming up. If it is true, we’re “loosing a great screen actor.”
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