"The great performance that's going to be overlooked is Joaquin Phoenix in 'I'm Still Here.' That term 'brave performance' or 'courageous performance' -- I've never really believed in it. What's a brave performance? Give me a break. But that performance is brave because he really risked his actual career and his own image. He'd worked really hard to have the image of a conscientious, terrific young actor and he absolutely threw that away just for this performance. I think it's an incredible thing. I've never seen another actor do that. Ever.
I know him and he's a very shy guy and a very humble guy. So to see this outrageous thing that he did -- I was just blown away by it."