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He did disturbed well, and a career in films seemed to beckon.His brother River was flying even higher, but on October 31, 1993, tragedy struck, as River collapsed outside Johnny Depp's Viper Room club on Sunset Boulevard after overdosing on a heroin/cocaine speedball.Mangold did so with Cash's approval, and Phoenix responded by learning to play the guitar and training himself to sing in Cash's low drawl so he'd be more convincing in the role.

When he's at his best there's no one to touch Joaquin Phoenix for sheer onscreen intensity.

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He appeared in two M Night Shyamalan films in the early 2000s -- Signs and The Village -- and had a nice turn as a disillusioned news cameraman in Terry George's Hotel Rwanda.

Then James Mangold cast him as Johnny Cash in an ambitious biopic called Walk the Line.

Sporting a frightful ZZ-Top beard and dark glasses and looking as though he'd just been dragged through a hedge, Phoenix muttered monosyllabically and seemed so distracted that at the end of the interview Letterman said, "Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight." Was he putting it on? In I'm Still Here it's only the tip of an iceberg that includes the Oscar-nominated actor vomiting into a toilet bowl, snorting cocaine off a groupie's breasts and being defecated on while he sleeps by a clearly disgruntled personal assistant.

The film was released in America yesterday and appear here next month.

In 1994, the 20-year-old was persuaded by friends to return to acting.

After wisely reverting from Leaf to Joaquin, he impressed critics with character roles in Gus Van Zant's media satire, To Die For (1995) and Oliver Stone's crime thriller, U-Turn (1997).

He has also continued to flirt with disaster, however, and in 2006 he was involved in a potentially serious accident, when his car flipped over on a Hollywood canyon road.

It was veteran German director Werner Herzog -- who happened to live nearby -- who emerged from the night to save Phoenix, calming him down and dissuading him from lighting a cigarette while still trapped in the petrol-soaked car.

Last week the good people at the Venice Film Festival were treated to a first viewing of I'm Still Here, a supposed documentary in which Casey Affleck follows his friend and brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix through a turbulent, extraordinary year.

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