River Phoenix

Actor, Celebrity

1970 – 1993

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Who was River Phoenix?

River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix and Liberty 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. Phoenix's meteoric rise to fame led to his status as a "teen sensation".

Phoenix began acting at age 10 in television commercials. He appeared in diverse roles, making his first notable appearance in the 1986 film Stand by Me, a hugely popular coming-of-age film based on a novella by Stephen King. Phoenix made a transition into more adult-oriented roles with Running on Empty, playing the son of fugitive parents in a well-received performance that earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and My Own Private Idaho, playing a gay hustler in search of his estranged mother.

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Born
Aug 23, 1970
Madras
Also known as
  • River Jude Bottom
  • Riv
  • Rio
  • Phoenix
  • River
  • River Jude Phoenix
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Gainesville
  • Crockett
  • San Juan
Died
Oct 31, 1993
West Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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