Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hey Andy, Did You Hear About This One?

I don't know if you've been following this, but actor Joaquin Phoenix has basically turned into the ghost of Andy Kaufman.

I have no complaints about that, because Andy Kaufman was hilarious (and incredibly dark), but still, it's unexpected.

Phoenix has been claiming for a while that he's not going to act anymore and that his new career is going to be hip-hop. And his friend Casey Affleck just happens to be following him around with a cameraman for a documentary as all this unfolds.

Yeah, I know--way more obvious than Kaufman, whose particular genius was totally blurring the line between reality and comedy. Still it's pretty inspired, and here are a couple of links--one, to a Newsweek interview, and second, his appearance on the David Letterman Show last night.

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