Joaquin Phoenix Acts Strangely After Winning Best Actor at Cannes and Confuses Everyone

3 months ago

Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, but he didn’t even get up from his seat. The entire audience gave him a big round of applause, but the star acted as if he didn’t care. It wasn’t until he stepped onto the stage that he explained his indifferent behavior.

Joaquin was nominated for Best Actor.

A while ago, Joaquin attended the Cannes Film Festival. He was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. He was awarded a golden-leaf prize for his outstanding performance.

Phoenix didn’t move from his seat.

The famous film director and producer, Pedro Almodóvar, called out his name, but the actor didn’t budge. People gave Joaquin a big round of applause, but the star seemed to be indifferent to everything. He whispered something to his girlfriend and eventually got up.

He finally went up on stage.

The actor stood up from his seat and went to accept his prize. Phoenix’s first words were apologies for his look, particularly his sneakers. “This was totally unexpected, as you can see from my shoes. I don’t wear leather and my shoes were sent home on the plane!”

He explained everything.

Later at a press conference, Joaquin explained his behavior. The actor doesn’t speak French, and he simply didn’t understand what was going on. He recollects, “I thought it would be really messed up if I went up onstage, and they were like, ‘No, no you don’t have to go up.’ It sounds naive to say it now. Like, of course you go up.”

Fans started a debate.

Some didn’t understand why Joaquin was so confused. One user wrote, “His name wasn’t in French. There’s no way he wouldn’t know that’s his name.” Another explained, “It’s more like he’s 90% sure he heard his name, but he doesn’t want to embarrass himself if he was wrong.” Someone mentioned that Almodóvar’s pronunciation was hard to understand, and another suggested that Phoenix was just “zoned out.”

Not only is Joaquin humble, but also loving and caring. In this article, we reveal his unusual love story with Rooney Mara. Rooney and Joaquin prove that not all Hollywood love stories are scandalous.

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