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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.

Overview

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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 & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
My God, My Take... 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
William Whirity .... web advertising (as Bill Whirity)
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Gladiator (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gold DiggerSee 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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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
My God, My Take..., 26 November 2010
Author: conthesleepy1 from United Kingdom

Having just watched the movie the burning question I guess everyone is asking is "is it all a hoax or not?"

Well does it matter? Really? The answer is no. A better question to ask is "Is it a good film" the answer to that is... well... yes it is.

In a culture obsessed with celebrity and popular success the documentary or 'mockumentary' is totally riveting and will have you glued to your seat ('If', and its a big 'if', you are the type of person even moderately interested in celebrity!)

Much of it can be likened in the same way to personally watching a disaster about to happen. Picture seeing a train about to crash and having absolutely no power to to do anything about it. You know the outcome, but you can't take your eyes off the immanent movement of the train and the inevitable outcome of the collision.

That is this film.. and it's constructed very well.. despite what people may tell you... there is no 'based on a true story' there is no 'this is fictional' subtitles before or after. It lets you draw your own conclusions whatever they may be.

I won't comment myself on whether its real or not but suffice to say if you research it enough I'm sure you will draw your own conclusions. (You probably will if you are the type of person that cares a jot about celebrity and whether you care about "J.P's" future career - which is pretty clever when you think about it... And I'll tell you why in the next paragraph).

Because Joaquin Phoenix is not likable in the film at all. He really isn't. But you want to like him. But he is an a55. Which is quite brilliant...

In conclusion... I don't think 'everyone' is going to get it... but I take my hat off to Casey Affleck because he directed it very, very well. Perhaps not in a classical style, like say, Clint Eastwood... but in a 'gonzo' film style that people, in my humble opinion, who are savvy and thoughtful, will understand in this modern age of CCTV, internet, Utube etc.

Lastly, if you 'are' one one those people then vote it an 8 because it certainly does not deserve a 6. That is simple unjust, and no I don't work for anyone associated with the film.

Thanks for reading. My advise is give it a go...

S.

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