Whilst I haven’t heard of 50 Cent doing anything recently, apparently he has been very much involved in the acting side of things. And it hasn’t been a half arsed effort either. Not content with doing over five films this years, he’s recently undertaken a MASSIVE weightloss taking him to 160 pounds for his next role, plus he’s just joined Team Lives of The Saints! Woop!
“Acting is not creativity, it’s doing what somebody else tells you to do,” Joaquin Phoenix declares in I’m Still Here, a film that charts his decision to stop being a thespian, grow a massive beard and rediscover himself as a rap artist. Is he crazy? Contradicting his own soundbyte with the most intriguing performance of his career, the answer is a resounding no. The story Phoenix and brother-in-law Casey Affleck have crafted is not insane, but assured – a fascinating study of self-identity.