Joaquin Phoenix and Brett Ratner the night before last at a Miami hotspot called Liv. I just sense a great caption waiting to happen. An impressionistic Daily Mail story by Mark Coleman, more or less based on this and other pics, describes Pheonix’s appearance as “bloated” and “disshevelled.” I think it may just be, in part, an attempt to look like Joaquin-the-musician instead of Joaqin-the-former-actor. Still, he does look a little polluted for a 34 year-old. The beard, of course, is identical to the one Bruce Willis wore in Barry Levinson‘s What Just Happened?
Here’s a N.Y. Post/”Page Six” anecdote about same. This is going to end one of two ways — Phoenix eventually going to rehab or eventually you-know-what.