While presenting the cinematography category at this year's Oscar's, Ben Stiller appeared onstage with Natalie Portman donning a grizzly beard and sunglasses, mocking Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on Letterman. The video is quite hilarious, and perhaps Natalie should win the one-liner of the night with her zinger, "You look like you work at a hasidic methlab." Check the video below.
Ha ha, all of the audience laughs, but isn't this all a part of an ongoing joke they are playing on us? Surely no one in Hollywood truly believes that Joaquin Phoenix is quitting his day job to become a rapper. He's a great actor; is it so hard to believe that this is just a fun experiment he's having with the media? For now, a lot of TV shows, including the Academy Awards, will go along with it, only because it helps their own ratings to cover this supposed train wreck. But if you truly believe Joaquin's shtick, please look up because gullible is written on the ceiling.