By Drew Olson Special to Published Feb 12, 2009 at 2:05 PM

It's one of the oldest traditions in Hollywood. 

Put out a movie. Make the rounds on the talk shows. Show a clip. Collect the paycheck.

If you watched "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night, you have to wonder if actor-turned-hip-hop-wannabe Joaquin Phoenix has lost his marbles or is perpetrating some kind of Andy Kaufman-inspired joke on all of us. (He had friend Casey Affleck filming his exploits).

He was supposed to be promoting the flick "Two Lovers." What he did was show why Letterman is the best in the business when an interview is tanking. 

Check out this train wreck...

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.