August 23, 1970
October 31, 1993
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
70 kg | 154.5 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
River Jude Phoenix was born in Madras, Oregon, United States, on August 23, 1970, was an American actor.
Young River Phoenix began his career in television commercials, at the age of 10.
He made his big screen debut in science fiction film Explorers (1985) in role as Wolfgang Müller.
He got his television debut in CBS musical series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982-1983) in role as Guthrie McFadden.
River's breakthrough performance came as Christopher "Chris" Chambers in drama comedy film Stand by Me (1986).
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his role as Danny Pope in drama film Running on Empty (1988).
He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance as Michael "Mike" Waters in adventure drama film My Own Private Idaho (1991).
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Wolfgang Müller in science fiction film Explorers (1985).
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Male Superstar in Motion Pictures for his role as Charlie Fox in drama thriller movie The Mosquito Coast (1986).
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) action adventure as Young Indiana Jones
Sneakers (1992) comedy caper as Carl Arbogast
Running on Empty (1988) drama crime as Danny Pope
Dogfight (1991) drama romance as Eddie Birdlace
The Thing Called Love (1993) comedy drama as James Wright
Little Nikita (1988) thriller drama as Jeff Grant
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) drama as Jimmy Reardon
Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985) drama as Philip Brogan
Silent Tongue (1993) Western horror as Talbot Roe
Dark Blood (2012) thriller as Boy
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Guthrie McFadden in CBS musical series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982-1983).
He portrayed Jeffie Crawford in NBC drama series Celebrity (1984).
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Family Film Made for Television (shared with Joaquin Phoenix) for his role as Brian Ellsworth in ABC anthology series Afterschool Special (1984) in episode "Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia".
He played Robert Kennedy, Jr. in miniseries Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985).
He was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Special or Mini-Series for his role as Philip Brogan in ABC television film Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985).
He never attended formal school.
Had three younger sisters: Rain, Liberty, Summer and one younger brother, Joaquin.
Had English, German, French and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
He was also a singer, songwriter and an guitarist.
He recorded an album "Never Odd or Even" (1993).
He wrote, recorded and performed song "Lone Star State of Mine" in movie The Thing Called Love (1993).
Featured in music videos for:
Ben E. King "Stand by Me" (1986)
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Breaking the Girl" (1992)
He was best friend with Keanu Reeves.
He disliked flying.
He was animal rights, environmental and political activist.
He was vegetarian.
He won PETA Humanitarian Award in 1992.
River died on October 31, 1993, West Hollywood, California, United States, at the age of 23.
He dated Samantha Mathis (1992-1993), Suzanne Solgot (1989-1993) and Martha Plimpton (1986-1989).