River Phoenix young
August 23, 1970
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
River Jude Phoenix was born in Madras, Oregon, U.S., on August 23, 1970, was an American actor. Young River Phoenix began his career in television commercials, at age of 10. He made his big screen debut in science fiction movie Explorers (1985) in role as Wolfgang Müller. River's breakthrough performance came as Christopher "Chris" Chambers in coming-of-age film Stand by Me (1986).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Danny Pope in drama film Running on Empty (1988).
He won a Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and Best Actor from the National Society of Film Critics for his performance as Michael "Mike" Waters in adventure drama film My Own Private Idaho (1991), directed by Gus Van Sant.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) action adventure in role as the teenage Jones
Sneakers (1992) comedy caper with Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier
The Mosquito Coast (1986) drama thriller with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren
Running on Empty (1988) drama crime in role as Danny Pope
Dogfight (1991) drama romance in role as Eddie Birdlace
The Thing Called Love (1993) comedy drama with Sandra Bullock
Little Nikita (1988) thriller drama opposite Sidney Poitier
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) drama opposite Matthew Perry
Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985) drama in role as Philip Brogan
Silent Tongue (1993) western horror opposite Dermot Mulroney and Richard Harris
Dark Blood (2012) thriller opposite Judy Davis and Jonathan Pryce
He was also a singer, songwriter and an guitarist.
He was older brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix.
He portrayed Guthrie McFadden in musical television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982–1983).
Was a spokesperson for PETA, environmental and political activist.
Was a vegetarian.
Was a best friend with Keanu Reeves.
River died on October 31, 1993, West Hollywood, California, United States, at the age of 23.
When I was younger, I was worried about how others viewed me and if I was good enough. I realize now that you can't mold an image or try to be something that you are not. As far as being an actor is concerned, your work really speaks for itself.
I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.
Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.
I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn't such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I'd ever done.
I'd like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things.
I really like acting because you can create a character. You can make someone who has never existed before. That's neat.
What I have got from my childhood aren't toys, but memories. And happy memories are better than any toy.