Better call it a mockumentary.The New York Times of his brother-in-law's fictional portrayal of himself, which included his baffling interview with David Letterman last year.During the two-year production, Phoenix left many scratching their heads as he "retired" from acting to launch a rap career while adopting a bearded, disheveled look, and a hard-partying lifestyle.But it was all an act, as the two wanted to dabble in "gonzo filmmaking.""I never intended to trick anybody. The idea of a 'hoax' never entered my mind," Affleck says, adding that he wanted people to watch the film without any preconceived notions. "We wanted to create a space. You believe what's happening is real."
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