I’m going to be rich.
David Letterman gave me the idea last night on his show.
Back then, Phoenix showed up in a bushy beard, sunglasses and a near-catatonic state. Dave initially tried to make conversation, but then just hurled zingers at Phoenix’s expense.
My favorite? “Sorry you couldn’t be here tonight, Joaquin.” Classic.
Dave didn’t know at the time that it was all an act for the documentary Phoenix and Casey Affleck were shooting, I’m Still Here, which is in theaters now.
Apparently five minutes of the TV interview with Dave is included in the documentary…without the “Late Show’s” permission. Letterman brought up the slight last night…and asked for a cool $1 million dollars in payment.
If possible, Phoenix looked even more uncomfortable than last time.
So, now my retirement plans are set. Find a movie, TV or documentary set. Get on tape without permission. Sue the production. Retire to Bermuda.
It just might work.