“You’ve interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a character and a real person, so — but I apologize,” said the actor. “I hope I didn’t offend you in any way.”
No offense taken, host Dave Letterman replied. Claiming the chance to lob jokes at Joaquin was like batting practice, Dave said: “Every one of them was a dinger!”
Joaquin was clean-cut and shaven today, sans the shaggy beard, unruly hair and sunglasses he wore last year, when he toldDave that he was giving up acting for a rap career. Describing that appearance, Dave said it was “like you slipped and hit your head in the tub.”
Instead, Joaquin was playing a role for filmmaker friend Casey Affleck. The fake documentary on Joaquin’s “career change,” called I’m Still Here, just hit theaters.