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River Phoenix was born on August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon. He grew up with his parents and siblings in a hippie community near Los Angeles. River’s mother gave birth to him by herself at the age of 16. As a child he starred in various TV shows and movies but it wasn’t until he played Daniel Rawlings opposite Harrison Ford that things really took off for him.
River Phoenix was an actor who died tragically young at the age of 23 due to drug overdose on October 31st 1993 after filming The Thing Called Love which also starred Samantha Mathis as well as Lili Taylor and Bill Pullman.
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About River Phoenix

birth of the author

August 23, 1970

death of the author

October 31, 1993

deathcause of the author

Cause Of Death:
Acute Combined Drug Intoxication

occupation of the author

Actor, Musician, Activist

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Alternative Rock, Folk Rock

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Aleka’s Attic

Inspiring Phrases From River Phoenix

I’ve been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember. I mean even before I became an actor. I just thought it would be a tough field to break into, so I became an actor instead. โ€” River Phoenix

I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity, my name is no longer my own. โ€” River Phoenix

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. โ€” River Phoenix

I’d like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things. โ€” River Phoenix

acting is like a halloween mask that you put on River Phoenix quote

It’s a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies. โ€” River Phoenix

Animals can’t really voice their opinion. We feel as though we can be on of the spokespeople on their behalf. โ€” River Phoenix

What I have got from my childhood aren’t toys, but memories. And happy memories are better than any toy. โ€” River Phoenix

Various Statements From River Phoenix

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t as conscious as I am. It would be so much easier. โ€” River Phoenix

I really like acting because you can create a character. You can make someone who has never existed before. That’s neat. โ€” River Phoenix

sometimes i wish i wasn t as conscious as i am it would be so much easier River Phoenix quote

We’re all worth it, man. We’re all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes. โ€” Gavin Edwards

Addiction is not just for bad people or scumbagsโ€“it’s a universal disease. โ€” River Phoenix

Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn’t like selling products I didn’t believe in. โ€” River Phoenix

I’m a minor, stupid talent compared to my brother [Joaquin]. โ€” River Phoenix

We’re all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes. โ€” River Phoenix

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More Phrases From River Phoenix

When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric, he said: run to the rescue with love and peace will follow. โ€” River Phoenix

I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it. โ€” River Phoenix

I don’t think I’m a very good actor. Everything is very tentative and at a certain point you click in and just feel the spirit move you. I can be possessed really well. โ€” River Phoenix

I’ve always felt somewhat out of place with other kids my own age’, said River. ‘I was constantly reminded by people’s reaction to our names and our diet that we seemed weird to them. โ€” River Phoenix

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In River Phoenix Statements


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. โ€” River Phoenix

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It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else’s sexuality. It’s like telling someone else how to clean their house. โ€” River Phoenix

I’ve learned that if you can’t get it all together to accomplish this thing called peace, you do at least your part in your life, because that’s where you can truly make an immediate difference. โ€” River Phoenix

Deeper Quotes From River Phoenix

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace. โ€” River Phoenix

I can’t on my own change the regime in South Africa or teach the Palestinians to learn to live with the Israelies, but I can start with me. โ€” River Phoenix

In simplicity there is truth. โ€” River Phoenix

vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace River Phoenix quote

Life is multiโ€“layered and there’s no way I could do my life justice in one pat answer. โ€” River Phoenix

I try to lie as much as I can when I’m interviewed. It’s reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they’ll print the truth. โ€” River Phoenix

I project a definite innocence. A lot of that is just the way I grew up. โ€” River Phoenix

We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things. It was such a free feeling. I’m glad I didn’t have a traditional upbringing. โ€” River Phoenix

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