Joaquin Phoenix returns to Dave’s guest chair for the first time since his infamous 2009 appearance in which he acted like a bizarre version of himself, as part of the faux documentary about his life, I’m Still Here, directed by Casey Affleck.
Letterman asked him: “So what do you have to say for yourself?”
Phoenix replied: “Well, thank you for letting me come on the show last time.”
Last year, Joaquin Phoenix went to Dave Letterman bearded, spaced out and wearing sunglasses indoors.
“You know, I’ve always liked you … and then, a year-and-a-half ago, you come out and, honestly, it’s like you slipped and hit your head in the tub.”
“And I knew immediately when you sat down, something ain’t right, because if you’re really the way you appeared to be… you don’t go out,” said Dave Letterman tu Joaquin last night.
Watch Joaquin 2009 performance at Dave Letterman: