Actor is experimenting with his appearance
Joaquin Phoenix says he’s grown a bushy beard to escape his pin-up status.
The actor, 34, who is attempting to launch a rap career, finds it uncomfortable being eye candy.
‘People have called me a sex symbol in the past, but it’s very much an effort,’ he tells The Sun.
‘People know me as this kind of thing and in some ways I don’t know that this is my look.
‘It’s been important for me to just do something that’s extreme – that really separates me from that public Joaquin Phoenix persona, whatever the f*** that is. Or maybe I’m just lazy.’