October 27, 2016
        "The Circle" and "The Lost City of Z": Which potential 2016 contenders got bumped to 2017?                Natalie Portman, Janelle Monáe, Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Stacy Keach at Hollywood Film Awards                Viola Davis will be campaigned in Best Supporting Actress for "Fences"                Mel Gibson to be Honored with the Hollywood Director Award at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with "Michael Moore in TrumpLand"                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars        

Casey Affleck confirms ‘I’m Still Here’ is a hoax

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Casey Affleck just confirmed what most of us suspected … “I’m Still Here” is a hoax.

“It’s a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career,” Affleck told the N.Y. Times this morning of Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in the controversial documentary, which played the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

“I never intended to trick anybody,” said. Affleck. “The idea of a quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.”

Affleck said most of the people in the “documentary” are actors, and that scenes such as the one where Phoenix allegedly snorts cocaine were staged. “There were multiple takes, these are performances,” Affleck said.

At the end of the piece, Phoenix admits that he is fielding acting offers, so his “retirement” appears to have been a hoax, as well.

“I’m Still Here” is currently open in select markets.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


One Comment

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.