Still, I felt a little conflicted when actor Joaquin Phoenix made a speech at the Academy Awards last month bemoaning human use of cow's milk ... On the topic of Joaquin "The Joker" Phoenix, I liked him better as Johnny Cash. Also, for the record, Cash — no vegetarian — liked fried catfish and deep-fried chicken skins.
All of the acting winners — Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern — went as expected ... In his acceptance speech, Phoenix spoke deliberately about a host of issues, including sexism and racism in the film industry, ecological disaster and vegetarianism ... But so many of you in this room have given me a second chance,” Phoenix said.