Joaquin Phoenix Says Goodbye to Acting (Again)

"It's like greener pastures, you know what I mean?" he says about retiring from acting

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Joaquin Phoenix is reiterating his claims that he is finished with acting.

To make his point clear, the eccentric star scrawled the words “Good Bye” in black ink across his knuckles at Saturday’s Los Angeles premiere of his film, Two Lovers.

Phoenix, 34, made headlines last week when he declared his retirement from being an actor. “I’m done. I’ve been through that,” he said at the time.

“I think it’s just moving on,” he added Saturday in an interview with the Associated Press. “It’s rediscovering something else.”

Phoenix, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of country legend Johnny Cash in 2005’s Walk the Line, says he now plans to focus on a music career.

“It’s like greener pastures, you know what I mean?” Phoenix said Saturday. “And so, I’m just going to try and like, I’ll just be doing the other thing … Hopefully, I will emotionally impact you with that, as well.”

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