joaquin phoenix Joaquin Phoenix returning to Letterman after bizarre 2009 appearance

When Joaquin Phoenix dropped by “The Late Show” in February 2009 to promote his… retirement, things got messy. The grumpy, taciturn and all-around spaced-out actor made David Letterman suffer through almost ten minutes of the most awkward talk show interaction ever captured. And now he’s heading back for more.

]]>“I’m Still Here,” the Casey Affleck-directed documentary about Phoenix’s lost year of transitioning from actor to rapper just hit theaters. Back in 2009, when Letterman asked Phoenix if he’d be returning to rap on the show, it seemed like an absurd prospect. Maybe we’ll get a performance after all. To relive every absurd moment, here’s the 2009 interview: Follow Zap2it and MikeyLikesTV on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: CBS