He's one of the most respected and in-demand actors today and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him.

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel that sees a stoned private detective investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend's husband.

One part stoner comedy, one part mystery noir, Inherent Vice is already drawing comparisons to Cheech & Chong and The Big Lebowski.

We sat down with Phoenix in Paris to talk about why he signed up for another Paul Thomas Anderson film and what research he did for the role. Research. COUGH.


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