Joaquin Phoenix may be a Hollywood vet with over 30 years in the business under his belt, but that hasn't cured his fear of acting. The 39-year-old opened up in the December issue of Esquire about his professional anxiety, saying, "I don't know my craft! Every f------ movie, I feel like it's my first." The "Walk the Line" star even admitted that he gets so scared on film sets that he suffers from uncontrollable shaking and physical nervousness.
The handsome leading man attributes his success to luck and not talent, telling the mag, "No way am I like, 'Yeah I got this.' Every time feeling f------ terrifying. They have to put f------ pads in my armpits because I sweat so much that it drips down my wardrobe. These guys I've been working with, Spike [Jonze] and Paul [Thomas Anderson] I was thinking the other day: what happened? I don't deserve to be here!"
We can't help but wonder if his fear of acting is the real reason that the thespian didn't star in a film from 2008 to 2012, and instead joined forces with Casey Affleck in the bizarre mockumentary, "I'm Still Here," in which he retired from acting to pursue an ill-advised hip-hop career.
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