Here is the video of Joaquin Phoenix officially announcing his leave from acting. Despite what other rude reports are saying (LatinoReview – See you in a few years Joaquin, when you realize nobody remembers you and your music career consists of you opening for Clay Aiken or Aldo Nova at the county fair.”) I’m guessing by the sound of it, that Phoenix thought about this long and hard and didn’t feel like his announcement was respected. He may have taken the interviewers response a little too seriously, but he doesn’t deserve the rude statements some are making about him.

This is simply an actor who has taken his career very seriously and is ready to take a break from it. Yes SOME actors get paid a lot of money, but an actors willingness to step away from that opportunity and follow their passions should be respected.

Check out the video below, what do you think?