Werner Herzog Saves Joaquin Phoenix!

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While it was revealed that Casey Affleck's "documentary" on Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here, is a hoax, director Werner Herzog's interaction with the falsely wayward actor isn't. Herzog apparently collided with Phoenix, almost literally, on the highway one day shortly after witnessing a car crash.

Check out the animated video below, which takes interview footage of Herzog recounting the tale while promoting his new movie My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, and shows what the interaction must have been like. Even if you're pissed at Phoenix for the stunt he's pulled, you'll probably get a kick out of Herzog's droll depiction of such an outrageous event.

Check out the video below, and contrast it to footage of Phoenix in our I'm Still Here trailers gallery!

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Joaquin Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix is a Puerto Rican actor and younger brother of the late River Phoenix.  He is best known for this Academy Award-nominated performances in Gladiator and Walk the Line.

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