Friday, March 13, 2009

"It's An Act!"

Amy Argetsinger asked for thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix's strange behavior, and as an added especial treat, I get to be quoted alongside Kate Debelack and Casie Platt, who two of my favorite Washingtonians and dear friends, to boot.

I would add that I hope people refrain from comparing this weird flight of whimsy Phoenix seems to be on with Sascha Baron Cohen's work as Borat, because what Cohen does is very high-stakes. "Borat" is not just a collection of personality quirks - it's an argument, it's a character that learns, it's a carefully constructed plan that is being articulated.

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