Phoenix Returns To Johnny Cash's Prison Stage

LATEST: JOAQUIN PHOENIX gave his Oscar hopes a boost yesterday (03JAN05) when he toured California's Folsom State Prison - the scene of his big screen alter-ego JOHNNY CASH's most famous concert.

The actor and WALK THE LINE biopic co-star SHOOTER JENNINGS joined prison officials for a tour of the jail before Phoenix performed a brief concert as Cash ahead of a movie screening to more than 50 inmates.

Cash's 1968 show at the prison cemented the Man In Black's image as an outsider and earned him a top-selling live album.

Phoenix has become an Oscar front-runner for his role as Cash.


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Tags: Joaquin Phoenix - Johnny Cash - Walk the Line - Shooter Jennings


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