Actor Joaquin Phoenix, waves to the audience during his interview with Late Show host David Letterman during the Late Show with David Letterman on Feb. 11, 2008.
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May 15, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

Among the reasons David Letterman became the king of late night is his ability to create or conjure memorable moments. Here are ten of the best.

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