The film opens in 1968, as an audience of inmates at Folsom State Prison cheer for Johnny Cash's band as he waits backstage near a table saw, reminding him of his early life. R., grows up the son of a sharecropper on a cotton farm in Dyess, Arkansas.He is known for his singing of hymns, while his brother Jack is training himself to become a pastor. But Jack has an accident with the saw and dies of his injuries. enlists in the United States Air Force as Johnny Cash, and is stationed in Germany.Cash's band auditions for Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records.After they play "Folsom Prison Blues", the band receives a contract, and launch to stardom at the beginning of the rock and roll craze.
's George Stephanopoulos that he won't be tying the knot after all. Read more AFI Fest: Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix Bring ' Inherent Vice' to L. "I think like my life’s so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me," he said. "I think she's the one — I proposed to her and she said yes," he told David Letterman on Monday night, nodding while the audience applauded the announcement that he's getting married. I don't know what that says about me, is that — probably nothing good, right? " Phoenix had colorfully noted that he popped the question to his yoga instructor, whom he began dating after a compromising meet-cute." "I did not play a prank on him — he knew that I was joking around," he said in reference to telling Letterman he was getting married to his yoga instructor. I was in bed too, I was getting ready for this show.I have no idea what I said." He then denied doing yoga at all.
When asked about reuniting with Reese Witherspoon onscreen after and whether he's ever taken the actress out on a date, Phoenix again joked that he and Witherspoon are engaged, to the audience's applause.And when Ripa started teasing him about his hairstyles in the Paul Thomas Anderson film, he beamed and asked her, "Are we engaged?