I think you get the impression from his work that he’s just like this intense, brooding guy, but he’s the biggest clown there is
Joaquin Phoenix by Mark Abrahams
Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson dropped by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s long-term partner Mimi O’Donnell‘s apartment on Tuesday (February 4) in New York City.
Listen, God, how mad can you be at an actor that’s that good at his job and that bad at promoting your film? I wouldn’t change it for anyone. It’s so hard to be mad at anyone who can’t function in that way. Isn’t it fun when someone can’t fucking stand it? I want my movie stars to be dangerous, annoyed and incapable of taking horseshit. I prefer them that way.
- Paul Thomas Anderson on Joaquin Phoenix’s discomfort with fame.
Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze at the InStyle and Warner Bros. after party
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“It’s something Paul and I have always done together, we’ve known each other a long time. One time in our 20s we almost got kicked out of a bar because of it, but we did it out of excitement, out of comradery, out of friendship. We had talked about it but Joaquin didn’t know what was going to happen and I knew him well enough at that point that I knew he would react, that it would turn into something and it did. He doesn’t just go with it, he struggles. You do see physically what this movie is in that moment very well.”- Philip Seymour Hoffman on the hug scene.
“He loves it when I get real”