The actor, in my opinion, which is Joaquin Phoenix retires, it seems to be definitely the performance. Why? excuse me? when? where?
According to his words, and confirmed at that time by Casey Affleck, Phoenix is retiring to dedicate himself 100% to music and his new album together with Tim Burgess.
Why Did Joaquin Phoenix Temporarily Retire From Acting?
Joaquin Phoenix announced his retirement from the film industry by attending a charity event in San Francisco to collaborate with The Painted Turtle, a charity campaign to help sick children sponsored by Paul Newman in the 1990s. The actor will now turn to his musical career.
Questioned by reporters covering the event, Joaquin Phoenix declared that Two Lovers will be his last performance as an actor. “I’m not going to make any more movies.” His retirement, at just 34 years old, means the loss of a great actor, nominated twice for an Oscar, who demonstrated his talent in titles such as To Die For, Gladiator, or Tightrope, where he played a great of music like Johnny Cash. This seems to be the trigger for abandoning the film career for the musical; Very soon the material he recorded last spring with Tim Burgess, leader of the British group The Charlatans, could see the light of day.
It is not the first time that the actor announces his retirement, after the death of his brother (River Phoenix) he was separated from the filming sets for a year. His resume combines independent films with commercial hits. Among the latter could be counted his appearances in the films of M. Night Shyamalan ( Signs, The Forest ) who declared that Phoenix if he wanted could be the best actor in the world. Many hope that the scare will be momentary and will soon be placed before the cameras again. His latest work has been Two Lovers, by James Gray where he will share the limelight with Gwyneth Paltrow, and will not reach the US billboard until February 2009.