Joaquin Phoenix ditches beard for charity appearance

Joaquin Phoenix has resurfaced, clean shaven, in a promotional video for a mental illness charity.

Joaquin Phoenix has resurfaced, clean shaven, in a promotional video for a mental illness charity.

The 35-year-old 'Walk The Line actor' announced a year ago he was quitting acting to focus on a hip-hop career, but a bizarre appearance on 'The David Letterman Show' and his friend Casey Affleck's revelation he was making a documentary about Joaquin’s rap foray, sparked rumours it was a hoax.

Joaquin appeared in a video last week called 'To Write Love On Her Arms', alongside Liv Tyler and Miley Cyrus, and minus his long hair and beard, alerting people about the dangers of mental illness and the need for further funding to research such illnesses.

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