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I'm Still Here -- A documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.
I'm Still Here -- Joaquin Phoenix meets with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Casey Affleck (written by) and
Joaquin Phoenix (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
16 September 2010 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's done with Hollywood
Plot:
Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Complicated, Difficult, and Ultimately Incredible See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joaquin Phoenix ... Himself

Antony Langdon ... Anton
Carey Perloff ... Play Director
Larry McHale ... Larry McHale

Casey Affleck ... Casey Affleck

Jack Nicholson ... Himself

Billy Crystal ... Billy Crystal

Danny Glover ... Danny Glover

Bruce Willis ... Himself

Robin Wright ... Herself
Johnny Moreno ... Victor - Danny DeVito's stand-in (as Johnny Marino)

Danny DeVito ... Himself

Jerry Penacoli ... Jerry
Susan Patricola ... Susan

Patrick Whitesell ... Patrick
Nicole Acacio ... Nicole
Matt Maher ... Matt
Amanda Demme ... Amanda
Josie ... Josie
Carline ... Capricorn Clark (voice)

Mos Def ... Mos
Christine Spines ... Christine
David Grutman ... David Gutman

Sean Combs ... Sean

Jamie Foxx ... Himself

Ben Stiller ... Himself
Norm Block ... Norm
Mike Snedegar ... Lavo Event Host

Edward James Olmos ... Edward Olmos

David Letterman ... David Letterman

Natalie Portman ... Herself

Eddie Rouse ... Miami Heckler

Jamison Reeves ... Miami Heckler
Elliot Gaynon ... Hollywood Eddie
Tim Affleck ... Joaquin's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hugh Grant ... Hugh Grant

Nathan Lane ... Nathan Lane

Jay Leno ... Jay Leno

Conan O'Brien ... Conan O'Brien (archive footage)

Barack Obama ... Obama (archive footage)

Ashley Olsen ... Herself

Regis Philbin ... Regis Philbin

Kelly Ripa ... Kelly Ripa

Cenk Uygur ... Cenk (archive footage)
Peter Coffin ... Announcer / Joaquin (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Casey Affleck 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Casey Affleck (written by) and
Joaquin Phoenix (written by)

Produced by
Casey Affleck .... producer
Serena Rios Flores .... field producer: Hawaii
Joaquin Phoenix .... producer
Amanda White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marty Fogg 
 
Cinematography by
Casey Affleck 
Magdalena Górka 
 
Film Editing by
Casey Affleck 
Dody Dorn 
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... sound effects editor
Reagan Bond .... sound mixer
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
Sze-Wun Li .... sound effects editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Russell White .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Aguirre .... camera operator
Christopher Blauvelt .... camera operator (as Chris Blauvelt)
Mai Iskander .... additional cinematographer
Justin Mitchell .... camera operator
Andrew Mueller .... camera operator
Sarah Remetch .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Edward Brizio .... colorist (as Edo Brizio)
Peggy Eghbalian .... additional editor
Kayla Emter .... first assistant editor
Elliot Gaynon .... editorial assistant
Hak Lonh .... additional editor
Robb Sullivan .... additional editor
Jeff U'ren .... colorist/online conform
Valerie Flueger Veras .... post production supervisor (as Valerie Flueger)
 
Other crew
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager
Lisa Callif .... legal counsel (as Lisa 'It's Ok' Callif)
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Johnny Moreno .... stand-in: Danny DeVito
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Bill Whirity .... web advertising
 
Thanks
Warren Beatty .... special thanks
Annette Bening .... special thanks
Sean Combs .... very special thanks
David Fincher .... special thanks
Tom Hanks .... special thanks
Paul Newman .... special thanks
Natalie Portman .... special thanks
Bonnie Raitt .... special thanks
Brett Ratner .... special thanks
Julia Roberts .... special thanks
Ben Stiller .... very special thanks
Gus Van Sant .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I'm Still Here: The Lost Years of Joaquin Phoenix" - USA (long title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some drug use and crude content
Runtime:
108 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46265)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Directorial debut of actor Casey Affleck.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Phoenix first meets Diddy in the hotel, he knocks on the door on the right side of the hall, then the camera switches and Diddy is opening the door on the left side of the hall. It can't just be a change in camera angle since the door is the last one on the hall.See more »
Quotes:
Edward James Olmos:That's you, drops of water and you're on top of the mountain of success. But one day you start sliding down the mountain and you think wait a minute; I'm a mountain top water drop. I don't belong in this valley, this river, this low dark ocean with all these drops of water...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Lavo TechnoSee more »

FAQ

Where can I view the David Letterman interview?
Is this a real documentary?
Which people were in on the hoax?
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41 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Complicated, Difficult, and Ultimately Incredible, 29 September 2010
Author: kemicon from United States

I'm Still Here is a difficult film to watch. It's slow and plodding at points with long cuts where little seems to happen. JP's character is hard to like as he's spinning out of control lashing out at those around him. It's like Entourage during a massive drug addled shame spiral.

I get it, It was all a big act. Yet watching the film you can't help but scratch your head and wonder. What is real and what isn't? Are the coke binges real, the prostitutes, the tirades... Is the hoax a hoax? Affleck's directing and Phoenix's skillful performance made me wonder.

But what is definitely real is the public and the relationship that we have with our celebrities. Some of us (myself included) have watched (no cheered) the self destruction of certain celebrities. This film made me question why I sometimes hope to see others fail. I didn't like what I saw about myself, that having the successful fail makes me feel better about my own shortcomings. Few films can bring about such self reflection and it showed me that I am too scared to take risks.

Thankfully this film does not have the same aversions when it comes to taking risks, OK It takes HUGE risks. Who among us would leave the safety and security of a multi-million dollar career to make a film that will be misunderstood, often hated, and potentially career destroying? In the end was it worth it, that will be for the public to decide but I for one am inclined to believe that it was. After the inevitable lawsuits and box office failures, Phoenix and Affleck may disagree.

I found the final sequence of the film to be strangely emotional, and it really made me appreciate the skills of Casey Affleck. I've seen so many negative comments about his directing and I can only assume that those who are dissing his approach either haven't seen the film, or think that if there isn't a ton of glitzy effects a movie was a waste.

As for Joaquin, I found this to be his most compelling performance to date. Yes he was excellent as Johnny Cash but what about Signs, what about Reservation Road, what about Gladiator? (yes I know that won an Oscar but sorry, that movie sucked) After seeing I'm still here, I have new respect for the man and hope that this film will redefine his career for years to come.

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Holy *beep* This is the best movie I have ever seen vjasmin
Hoax or backpeddle? jandm-10
Hoax or not consider this... Angel_Fairy
Affleck says 'Fiction'; I call BS! southwestcom
One of my favorite endings in film... s-napolitano8
Is this film worth watching? Joseph9631
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