River Phoenix

American actor, musician and activist River Phoenix

River Jude Phoenix was an American film actor, musician, and activist. He was the oldest brother of fellow actors Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age film Stand By Me, the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the independent adult drama My Own Private Idaho.
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9 Stinkers That Prove 'Romancing The Stone: The Series' Is A Bad Idea - Screen Junkies
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George Lucas handpicked River Phoenix to play the titular character, but it turns out that such a request is only effective if the person in question accepts the request. Phoenix did not, so the role was played by Sean Patrick Flannery, who was still a
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Rose McGowan (and Joaquin Phoenix)'s cult Children of God advocated pedophilia ... - Starcasm.net
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But she isn't the only star to have been part of this strange cult, Joaquin and his deceased brother River Phoenix also spent part of their childhood with the Children of God, and former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer quit the band to join the
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River Phoenix Has Always Been Dead, and 8 Other Pop Culture Teachings from ... - Crushable
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Since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin has issued a “Mindset List” to its professors for each incoming class. It's basically a look into the students' minds in terms of pop culture, celebrities,
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Today marks what would have been River Phoenix's 41st birthday: A sad reminder ... - Entertainment Weekly (blog)
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For those lucky few who had the opportunity to watch River Phoenix's film career blossom right in front of their eyes, there's no doubt it's the sort of bragging rights they wish they didn't have. Because for all those who had the
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River, Phoenix - Baltimore City Paper
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Imagine the typical woman in American menstrual advertising, Homo consumerus, circa 1970. No flesh and blood creature here: She's got blue juice in her veins, like Spock bleeding green, and once a month she sheds watery Smurf fluid
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Stand by Me – a movie portrait of childhood that has stood the test of time - WalesOnline
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And on its 25th anniversary Stand by Me continues to affect, often profoundly, those who watch it – helped along by Stephen King's writing, Rob Reiner's direction and a stellar cast including River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland,
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'Stand By Me' turns 25 today - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
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People remember seeing it, remember what place in life they were in when they caught Rob Reiner's breakthrough adaptation of a Stephen King story, that moment when River Phoenix became a star and Wil Wheaton seemed destined for stardom
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DRILLING COMPLETED ON WHEELER RIVER URANIUM PROJECT - PR Newswire (press release)
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The location of a quartzite ridge was interpreted from the airborne gravity, and basement magnetic lows were interpreted as smaller quartzite units, both of which could relate to a McArthur River / Phoenix exploration model. To test these geophysically
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James Franco Teaches Art Class At PS1; Collaboration With Gus Van Sant - Huffington Post
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Franco's work will also be on display. His film, 'My Own Private River,' is recut version of Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho' which features River Phoenix. The film will be on replay during museum hours--we'd have it no other way, Professor
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Gone Too Soon - Patch.com
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Modern audiences are more familiar with Joaquin Phoenix, but in the 80s and 90s it was his brother River Phoenix who was most famous. The oldest brother of the Phoenix clan, River earned acclaim for his performances in films such as Stand by Me,
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She's rising - just like every other Phoenix - Independent Online
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Sadly, however, the very excesses her parents were trying to help them avoid ended up taking the life of her brother River Phoenix. Both Rain and Joaquin were with River the night he died outside the Hollywood nightclub the Viper Room in 1993 after
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Singers who went too soon - Times of India
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RIVER PHOENIX, 23: On October 31, 1993, actor River Phoenix collapsed on the sidewalk in front of Johnny Depp's Los Angeles night club, The Viper Room, due to an overdose of heroin and cocaine. The actor began convulsing for eight minutes,
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Rain Phoenix's unusual childhood - The Guardian
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River Phoenix – teen icon and Hollywood heartthrob who died of a drug overdose when he was just 23 – was two years her elder, while the twice Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin, is two years younger. There are also two sisters as well – Summer and Liberty
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of River Phoenix
    THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 34
    Tom Petty dedicated "Ballad of Easy Rider" to Phoenix when he played in his and Phoenix's hometown of Gainesville, Florida in November 1993.
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    On November 24, 1993, Arlyn "Heart" Phoenix published an open letter in the Los Angeles Times on her son's life and death.
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    Phoenix's autopsy, signed November 15, 1993, reads as follows in the section entitled "Opinion" by Christopher Rogers, MD: "Toxicology studies showed high concentrations of morphine and cocaine in the blood, as well as other substances in smaller concentrations."
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    During the early morning hours of October 31, 1993, Phoenix suffered a drug overdose, and collapsed outside and convulsed for over five minutes.
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    On the evening of October 30, 1993, Phoenix was to perform with his close friend Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers onstage at The Viper Room, a Hollywood nightclub partly owned at the time by actor Johnny Depp.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    Phoenix was a dedicated animal rights, environmental and political activist. He was a prominent spokesperson for PETA and won their Humanitarian Award in 1992 for his fund-raising efforts.
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    Phoenix was an investor in the original House of Blues (founded by his good friend and Sneakers co-star Dan Aykroyd) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which opened its doors to the public after serving a group of homeless people on Thanksgiving Day 1992.
  • 1991
    Age 32
    Also in 1991 the Aleka's Attic track "Too Many Colors" was lent to the soundtrack of Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho which included Phoenix in a starring role.
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    In 1991, Phoenix wrote and recorded a spoken word piece called "Curi Curi" for Milton Nascimento's album TXAI.
    In 1991, Phoenix filmed an acclaimed independent picture called Dogfight co-starring Lili Taylor and directed by Nancy Savoca.
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  • 1990
    Age 31
    In 1990, Phoenix was photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue and was spokesperson for a campaign for Gap.
  • 1989
    Age 30
    In early 1989, Phoenix was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (as well as for a Golden Globe), and received the Best Supporting Actor honor from the National Board of Review for his role in Running on Empty.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 28
    After completing his sixth feature film, Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty (1988), Phoenix purchased his family a ranch in Micanopy, Florida, near Gainesville in 1987, in addition to a spread in Costa Rica.
  • 1986
    Age 27
    In October 1986, Phoenix co-starred alongside Tuesday Weld and Geraldine Fitzgerald in the acclaimed CBS television movie Circle of Violence: A Family Drama, which told the tragic story of domestic elder abuse.
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  • 1985
    Age 26
    Released in the summer of 1985, this was Phoenix's first major motion picture role.
  • 1984
    Age 25
    In October 1984, Phoenix secured the role of geeky boy-scientist Wolfgang Müller in Joe Dante's large-budget science-fiction film Explorers alongside Ethan Hawke, and production began soon after.
  • 1983
    Age 24
    Almost a year after Seven Brides ended in 1983, Phoenix found a new role in the 1984 television movie Celebrity, where he played the part of young Jeffie Crawford.
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  • 1982
    Age 23
    In 1982, River was cast in the short-lived CBS television series, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, in which he starred as the youngest brother, Guthrie McFadden.
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    In 1980, Phoenix began to fully pursue his work as an actor, making his first appearance on a TV show called Fantasy singing with his sister Rain.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 14
    In 1973, the family joined a controversial Christian new religious movement called the Children of God as missionaries.
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  • 1970
    Age 11
    Phoenix was born on August 23, 1970, in Madras, Oregon, the first child of Arlyn Dunetz and John Lee Bottom.
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