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I'm Still Here -- Where has the bearded man been since his bizarre appearance on Letterman? The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I'M STILL HERE is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I'M STILL HERE follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
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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Writers (WGA):
Casey Affleck (written by) and
Joaquin Phoenix (written by)
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Release Date:
16 September 2010 (Australia) See more »
He's done with Hollywood
Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A scathing and hilarious indictment of the category of celebrity See more (104 total) »


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Joaquin Phoenix ... Joaquin Phoenix

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

Casey Affleck ... Casey Affleck

Jack Nicholson ... Jack Nicholson

Billy Crystal ... Billy Crystal

Danny Glover ... Danny Glover

Bruce Willis ... Bruce Willis

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

Danny DeVito ... Danny DeVito

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

Patrick Whitesell ... Patrick
Nicole Acacio ... Nicole

Matthew Maher ... Matt

Amanda Scheer-Demme ... Amanda (as Amanda Demme)
Josie ... Josie
Carline ... Capricorn Clark (voice)

Yasiin Bey ... Mos Def (as Mos Def)
Christine Spines ... Christine
David Grutman ... David Grutman

Sean Combs ... Sean Combs

Jamie Foxx ... Jamie Foxx

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

Edward James Olmos ... Edward James Olmos

David Letterman ... David Letterman

Natalie Portman ... Natalie Portman

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
Peter Coffin ... Announcer / Joaquin (uncredited)

Nathan Lane ... Nathan Lane (uncredited)

Jay Leno ... Jay Leno (uncredited)

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

Barack Obama ... Obama (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ashley Olsen ... Ashley Olsen (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Sean Penn (uncredited)

Regis Philbin ... Regis Philbin (uncredited)

Kelly Ripa ... Kelly Ripa (uncredited)

Cenk Uygur ... Cenk (archive footage) (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Nicole Acacio .... associate producer
Casey Affleck .... producer
Serena Rios Flores .... field producer: Hawaii (as Serena Rios-Flores)
Larry McHale .... associate producer
Joaquin Phoenix .... producer
Justin Springer .... associate 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)
Music Department
Jill Meyers .... music consultant
Brian Sapp .... music consultant
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
Lou Adler .... special thanks
Gabe Aguillar .... special thanks
Jorge Augusto .... special thanks
Warren Beatty .... special thanks
Annette Bening .... special thanks
Capricorn Clark .... special thanks
Sean Combs .... very special thanks
Damitri .... special thanks
Demmegod .... special thanks
Shepard Fairey .... special thanks
Manoel Felciano .... special thanks (as Manoel 'The Vulture' Feliciano)
David Fincher .... special thanks
Dan Frattali .... special thanks
Nick Gillie .... special thanks
James Gray .... special thanks
Brad Grey .... special thanks
Tom Hanks .... special thanks
Kenneth Lonergan .... special thanks
Matt Maher .... special thanks
Liz Mahoney .... special thanks
Michael Muller .... special thanks
Paul Newman .... special thanks
Summer Phoenix .... special thanks (as Summer Affleck)
Alison Pill .... special thanks
Natalie Portman .... special thanks
Bonnie Raitt .... special thanks
Brett Ratner .... special thanks
Julia Roberts .... special thanks
Matt Roberts .... special thanks
Harris Savides .... special thanks
Jeffrey Soffer .... special thanks
Gerry Speca .... 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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Rated R for sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some drug use and crude content
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

In the defecation scene, where Joaquin Phoenix gets pooped on in bed, the "feces" was actually a combination of humus and coffee grounds. The mixture was inserted into a tube that was taped onto Antony Langdon's (Anton) back that went down to his butt.See more »
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 »
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 Lord of the Dance (1997) (V)See more »
All The World Is GreenSee more »


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91 out of 114 people found the following review useful.
A scathing and hilarious indictment of the category of celebrity, 28 October 2010
Author: Muttines from Scotland, UK

Under normal circumstances, I might have given this title a slightly lower rating, but the criminally low scores given by some reviewers demanded a strong counterpoint.

This was an immensely intelligent and relevant film to come out of Hollywood, made by actors, celebrities in their own right, who are clearly sickened by the solipsistic egoism of the entertainment industry and its undeserved position of prominence in American culture.

The grotesque character Phoenix and Affleck bring to the screen, perhaps crystallized best in an instance where the former physically attacks a heckler during a performance and subsequently voids his stomach after all the exertion, instantly - and irrevocably - shatters the glamorous veneer that surrounds the category of 'the celebrity'. This, I suspect and fear, may be one of the reasons why some of the reviewers in these pages had an aversion to the film.

As a Brit, I've been brought up on slightly surreal, and often fairly, dark humour - a la Chris Morris's 'Jam' and 'Brass Eye'. But this really pushed things further, and I felt myself challenged as a viewer, which is always a good thing in my book.

My advice would be to watch this film and make up your own mind. Perhaps the best way to recommend this feature is to mention the fact that, almost 12 hours after having seen it, I still feel a warm sense of edification, a feeling that is rarely induced by watching movies (I'm more of a reader).

A timely satire that bursts the celebrity bubble.

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