Joaquin Phoenix Calls It a Career?

Oscar-nominated star tells media that his latest film was his last

By Natalie Finn Oct 28, 2008 7:20 PMTags

Is Joaquin Phoenix done walking the line for directors and studio execs?

At a star-studded benefit Monday for the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, the charity created by Paul Newman to serve sick kids, the Oscar-nominated actor said on the red carpet that his latest film would be his last and he wanted to focus on his burgeoning music career.

Phoenix, who turns 34 today, recently finished shooting the romantic drama Two Lovers with Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw and Isabella Rossellini. When the director said, "That's a wrap!"...Phoenix apparently took it literally.

E! News' camera captured Phoenix telling Extra: "I want to take this opportunity to give you an exclusive...I've been through that. I've done it.

"No, I'm not kidding," he added, presumably not kidding.

At Phoenix's side Monday night was Casey Affleck, who told E! News that his To Die For costar is really serious about hanging up his acting shoes. Honest.