WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix's Oddball Hip-Hop Doc

100817-joaqin-phoenix.jpg
Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here
WRITTEN BY
Eric Sundermann

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.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Voli feat. Misun — Burn Everything " 03:51
  • 2 Emay — MAIR " 04:09
  • 3 Grooms — Doctor M " 06:09
  • 4 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 5 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 6 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA