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Joaquin Phoenix is Speechless

Joaquin Phoenix is Speechless

Joaquin Phoenix accepted the award for Favorite Leading Man during Tuesday’s People’s Choice Awards despite the writers’ strike.

In a taped acceptance “speech,” the 33-year-old actor used cards to get a thank-you message across.

His funny cards read, “I’m speechless without the writers. Seriously. But in my own quiet way, I want to thank the millions of fans that voted for me for favorite leading man.”

Joaquin mumbled a quick “thank you” at the end of his printed message.

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  1. 1
    anne Says:

    Love him, he is so funny.

  2. 2
    Tess Says:


  3. 3
    KC Says:

    That was cute.

  4. 4
    Bre Says:

    He’s so silly :P

  5. 5
    lu Says:

    haha, he’s amazing!!

  6. 6
    Smilehexe Says:

    They just had this on German TV too and I laughed so much! What a funny idea! :-)

  7. 7
    jenny Says:

    he used to look so good….
    but then is face got somehow fatter oh sorry joa!!!)

    but still love him!!!

  8. 8
    musicisourhigh Says:

    Clever idea. I like that. He’s a good actor.

  9. 9
    stefanie Says:

    Looking at a bloated Joaquin makes me miss River very, very much…

  10. 10
    Daisy Says:

    Joaquin is so funny! he deserves that award.

  11. 11
    Me Says:

    did he spell his own name wrong? it says jaqin

  12. 12
    You/Me Says:

    I absolutely love this guy. I think he is one of the greatest actors of our time and I don’t think he gets the recognition he deserves.
    I was watching when he gave his “speech” and it was too funny,lol. :-)
    He added “What is wrong with you people?” at the end,lmao.
    I think he was talking about the writers. And I agree.
    For their selfishness thousands of others are without paychecks right now and the American public is missing out on what WE pay for. I pay for Direct TV and I expect to get my money’s worth. Right now I am paying to watch a bunch of re-reruns??!! It’s b*llsh*t and I think the industry ought to just fire ALL the writers on strike and hire new ones.
    I know it’s not that simple but this is ridiculous.
    George Clooney said without writers actors would be out of a job. WRONG. Without an AUDIENCE actors would be without a job. Screw the writers.

  13. 13
    carrie Says:

    well said!

  14. 14
    the midnight rambler Says:

    this drunk is only 33 years old ????

    HE LOOKS 52 !!!!

    time to get to rehab phoenix.

  15. 15
    [~F a m o u s~] Says:

    i would much rather river phoenix be sitting there instead.

  16. 16
    camilita Says:

    joaquin is hott!!!! and is a great actor!! =]

  17. 17
    Mrs. Phoenix Says:

    Who wrote JAQUIN?

  18. 18
    Wtf Says:

    It was ironic when he said that and he talked to us, people who voted for him. It’s clear he was moved and excited at the same time.
    I’m proud of him about the writers and I couldn’t expect less from him. He’s generous and not a snob like many other actors at Hollywood.
    Simple and true…. That’s him, even if you don’t like him.
    And by the way, I find him gorgeous and I’m ready to kiss you in person if the Award is not enough

  19. 19
    Ha! Says:

    You/Me – What exactly are the actors going to perform without the writers? The people behind the scenes, the ones who actually make the shows we pay cable companies to air, seem to always be the ones who get the shaft. I can handle re-runs for a couple of months if the people who deserve to be paid fairly actually get paid fairly. Poor you, you have to watch an old episode of Everyone Loves Raymond. These people live off of peanuts. Get over it.

  20. 20
    Ha! Says:

    River would probably never be sitting there. Joaquin could act circles around him. He was very handsome, but not nearly as talented. Very sad to see someone die so young, though. I had a HUGE crush on him like everyone else did.

  21. 21
    tomcat2510 Says:

    Ooooh He’s so funny !!!

    I love him

    He’s just awesome…

  22. 22
    jade Says:

    I love Joaquin, my favorite actor!! I have been waiting for him to win
    awards,as he is so great and I missed the show last night. I know I
    can’t see the show in reruns anywhere.

  23. 23
    patty Says:

    When he said ” What is wrong with you people?” He was talking about the fans who voted for him, he was making a joke.

  24. 24
    asia Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE him :)

    sexiest vegan alive, such a smart person with A great sense of humor and THE BEST ACTOR EVER!


  25. 25
    stefanie Says:

    Ha! post#20, are you kidding me? Joaquin a better actor than River?!?!?! Oh man, that’s got to be the funniest post I’ve read in a long time. If River had lived, you would have never heard the name Joaquin, except to be described as “Award-winning Actor River Phoenix’ brother”.

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