This will mark Phoenix's first television appearance and first visit back to The Late Show since his unforgettable visit to the show on Feb. 11, 2009, which subsequently garnered a whopping eight million views online at The Late Show website on CBS.com and YouTube.
In anticipation of his visit to the show on Sept. 22, The Late Show will rebroadcast his Feb. 11, 2009 appearance on Thursday, Sept. 16 on CBS. You can click on the video player below to watch his controversial performance:
Phoenix is the subject of the documentary film, I'm Still Here, directed by actor Casey Affleck. The film, which also marks Affleck's directorial debut, follows a tumultuous year in the life of Phoenix as he announces his retirement from his successful film career in fall 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. I'm Still Here, which was released by Magnolia Pictures, opened in theaters Friday, Sept. 10.
Also featured on The Late Show Wednesday, Sept. 22 is a performance by legendary singer Tom Jones.
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