Ben Stiller's Joaquin Phoneix impression drama

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February

One of the best (and few) truly funny moments at Sunday's Oscars ceremony was when Ben Stiller did his  "ohnohedi'n't" Joaquin Phoenix impression while presenting with Natalie Portman, but the New York Post's Page Six says that all was pretty last second. Not that it involved a whole lot of acting.

The tabloid quotes a source who says Stiller had "a meltdown" at the Saturday rehearsal "because he was unhappy with the script and decided he could do better. Ben refused to tell them what he planned until he arrived at the Kodak Theatre."

But maybe what Ben really needed was time to watch Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, because director Frank Coraci did the exact same thing (below). But hey, we're The Juice*, so we understand ripping off other people's ideas all the time. It's not like anyone watched the Spirit awards.

Tbdfrankcoraci022709 [Photo: Coraci with Steve Coogan, who dressed as Batman. Getty Images]

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