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WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix’s Oddball Hip-Hop Doc

Check out the trailer for the actor-rapper's bizarre film, I'm Still Here, out September 10.

By: Eric Sundermann // August 17, 2010

Remember when Joaquin Phoenix quit acting to become a rapper and paraded around different late night talk shows looking like a homeless dude? Well, Phoenix’s brother-in-law, actor Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), captured that experience on film, and it’s being released September 10 as a documentary titled I’m Still Here. Check out the trailer below.

In the preview, Phoenix — sporting sunglasses and a full beard — battles paparazzi, takes advice from a sage-like old man, and raps on stage. At the end, Joaquin’s left standing in an Eminem 8-Mile-esque pose, preparing to perform.

Despite all of this absurdity, Phoenix claimed at the time that his foray into hip-hop was “no hoax.” But we’re still hoping for a punchline.