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Joaquin apologises for Letterman hoax

Now that Joaquin Phoenix's shabby tramp meets PDiddy act has been revealed as a hoax - all part of his satirical depiction of a celebrity in freefall for his film 'I'm Still Here', the actor is now on the promotions round. First stop was the Letterman show, where Pheonix appeared last year giving a remarkably bizarre performance. Joaquin expressed showbiz sorrow for hoodwinking Letterman.

According to The Mirror, Joaquin apologised to Letterman saying,'You've interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a character and a real person, so ... I apologise. I hope I didn't offend you in any way. I was eager to thank you for the opportunity and I was really eager to get off the show,' Phoenix also said that while he was in character, none of his Hollywood pals contacted him, 'Afterward, the movie comes out, the critics like to say, 'This is crazy, this is disturbing, this is sick. But while it's happening, people were happy just to mock him and make fun of him.'

Letterman then jokingly (Americans eh? Hilarious...) demanded a cut of the film's profits, while Phoenix protested, 'We've made 75 cents on this movie' Letterman hit back with,'That's not my problem.'

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