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  • FILE - This file image provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Her." In “Her,” Spike Jonze’s futuristic exploration of a man’s relationship with his computer, the filmmaker surveys human disjunction. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, File)


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  • In this photo released by CBS, actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, joins host David Letterman on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in New York. This is Phoenix's first television appearance and first visit to the CBS broadcast since February 2009. (AP Photo/CBS, Jeffrey R. Staab)

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  • "Casey and I unfortunately _ Casey more than I _ have that horrible sense of humor where we just love seeing people squirm, particularly ourselves," Phoenix said at Toronto. "It was just something where we were trying to capture that moment of incredible discomfort where you're cringing for somebody else."

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  • It really suited the character, because he's so mercurial in a way, and you're not really sure of his motivation," Phoenix said. "I don't really like controlled performances, and so that I think was really helpful for me."

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