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Wednesday October 29, 2008 2:52 am

Joaquin Phoenix Dropping Out of Acting Game

Joaquin Phoenix

UPDATE: Several sources are now claiming that Phoenix’s new rapping career is an elaborate hoax.

, who appeared in Signs and Ladder 49, among other films, is going to stop being an actor.

The brother to River Phoenix made the shocking announcement to the press Tuesday while promoting his new film Two Lovers. In the film, Phoenix, 34, plays opposite actress . “I’m not doing films anymore,” he told Extra during an interview. “This will be my last performance as an actor.”

This is either a very surprising development in a highly celebrated film career, or one helluva way to promote a flick. Without going into detail, Phoenix said he will now be devoting his time to music. In what capacity remains unclear.

Phoenix has been nominated for the Academy Award twice, once for the leading role in Walk the Line and once for his supporting role in Gladiator.

Read More | Yahoo News

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