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Joaquin Phoenix says guitar opened the door to music career
Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix has said that learning how to play the guitar while working on a film set opened the door to a career in music for him.
The actor, who recently announced he wants to quit the profession in favour of making music, developed guitar skills during the filming of Walk The Line, the biographical movie about the life of country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash.
He said: "I've always loved music and never really played anything and, after Walk The Line, I kind of learned to play guitar and having that sense of performing, that certainly opened the door for me for music," Contactmusic.com reports.
Joaquin added that he is not out to sell records but rather would like the music he makes to speak for itself.
He went on to say that he has always followed his heart and that is what he is doing in giving up acting for a career in the music industry.
Posted on 17 Feb 2009 12:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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