Say It Ain’t So Jo(aquin)!

With the aging of Harrison Ford, my favorite actors over the last few years have been Matt Damon, Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix.

It’s been a tough year for my favorite actors. Tragically, Ledger died of an accidental overdose back in January, and now comes the news that Phoenix is retiring from acting.

At 34, Joaquin isn’t moving into a retirement home just yet. Apparently, he’s taking a break from the movie business to pursue a career in music.

Back when he play Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, I was blown away by Phoenix’s voice, and I have no qualms with him recording some albums, but here’s my basic thought: if people like Jessica Simpson who don’t seem to have talent in acting or music can do both at the same time, can’t Joaquin at least give it a shot?


Unknown 10/30/08, 1:54 PM  

I just read this article and was shocked! How sad--such a great actor.

Anonymous 10/31/08, 9:19 AM  

He'll be back.

Luke Dockery 10/31/08, 10:28 AM  


Welcome to the blog and thanks for the comment.

Yeah, I think a lot of people were shocked by his announcement…I'm hoping that he'll change his mind at some point.

Luke Dockery 10/31/08, 10:29 AM  


I tend to think that you're right…if he likes acting at all, he's going to have a lot of time to miss it since he's only 34.

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