November 13, 2007, - 12:34 pm

Male Actor Brags About Girlie-Man Status

By Debbie Schlussel
It must be tough coming from a family of Sixties Hippies. Your parents teach you to brag about things that should actually embarrass you. Like they never got married. Or like they toked with you on your inaugural joint.
Or, in the case of actor Joaquin Phoenix (yes, his parents were Sixties Hippies, thus the names of his siblings–sister Summer, and the late River, etc.), bragging about crying (in the December issue of Playboy). And not crying over the loss of a close family member or a friend or something worthy of tears:

I have no problems with not being manly. I’m content to cry while having a tattoo placed on the inner part of my arm.


Joaquin Phoenix: Proud to Be Unmanly

That’s his explanation to Playboy for why he broke down weeping while getting tattooed with brother-in-law Casey Affleck. They got matching tattoos (isn’t that what a stupid romantic couple does?). Affleck videotaped it.
But don’t worry. If you get stuck in a burning building with Phoenix, he’ll come to your. . . . Oh wait, he’ll break down and start sobbing.
So, this was in Playboy? More evidence that men don’t “read it for the articles.”
Johnny Cash (whom Phoenix portrayed on-screen) is turning over in his grave.

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4 Responses

He didn’t cry while getting a tattoo because of some emotional bonding with his bro-in-law he cried because getting a tattoo on his inner arm HURT. Getting a Tattoo hurts and that’s a tender spot – if he’s getting inked then he needs to suck it up & take the pain like a real woman!!!

piratelady on November 13, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Joaquin Phoenix is a sissy and acts like a homo.IMHO.
I cannot stand this wimp in any of his movie roles but the one role that fits him to a “T” was his role in Gladiator as Commodus.
When Maximus killed him in the coliseum, I cheered not only for Maximus but that Phoenix finally got the knife.

ScottyDog on November 14, 2007 at 12:56 pm

yeah why did they pick Juaquin Phoenix (sp) to play Johnny Cash? Cash was a big man- tall. That part should have gone to Vince Vaughan, if just for the right look alone.
And getting matching tattoos with another guy? Only if you’re Marines on the eve of battle. Otherwise?- gay.

Barry in CO on November 15, 2007 at 4:08 am

oh my god! so he cried big deal. maybe he has a low pain threshold. i have a tattoo in the same place and it was ABSOLUTELY PAINFUL! A man is not allowed to cry? They have tear ducts, why not use them? Simple minded people. I’d rather see a man show his emotions than be one big walking silent tough robot.

Louise on December 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

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