River Phoenix

River Phoenix

  • Highest Rated: 91% Stand by Me (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
  • Birthday: Aug 23, 1970
  • Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, USA
  • Born into a hippie family, River Phoenix spent his childhood moving from place to place, living for a time in South and Central America. As an adolescent, he debuted before the camera in an episode of the daytime TV series Fantasy, after which he appeared in the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Family Ties. He debuted onscreen in Joe Dante's Explorers (1985), but first made a big impression in his second film, Rob Reiner's sleeper hit Stand By Me (1986). He soon gained a reputation as a precociously talented actor with a singular ability to reach inside himself, and made the transition to adult roles as a young hustler in Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (1991). His brother Joaquin (aka Leaf) has also acted in many films. River Phoenix died of an overdose of cocaine and amphetamines in October, 1993.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Pilgrim (uncredited) 1994
38% Silent Tongue Talbot Roe 1994
57% The Thing Called Love James Wright 1993
80% Dark Blood Boy 1993
78% Sneakers Carl Arbogast 1992
81% My Own Private Idaho Mike Waters 1991
78% Dogfight Eddie Birdlace 1991
58% I Love You to Death Devo Nod 1990
88% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Young Indy 1989
85% Running on Empty Danny Pope/Michael Manfield 1988
33% A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Jimmy Reardon 1988
58% Little Nikita Jeff Grant 1988
76% The Mosquito Coast Charlie 1986
No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama Chris Benfield 1986
91% Stand by Me Chris Chambers 1986
77% Explorers Wolfgang Muller 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Philip Brogan 1985
No Score Yet Celebrity Jeffie (age 11) 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • 1985

QUOTES FROM River Phoenix CHARACTERS

Scott Favor
I only have sex with a guy for money.
Mike Waters
Yeah, I know.
Scott Favor
And two guys can't love each other.
Mike Waters
Yeah.
Mike Waters
Well, I don't know. I mean... I mean, for me, I could love someone even if I, you know, wasn't paid for it... I love you, and... you don't pay me.
Scott Favor
Mike...
Mike Waters
I really wanna kiss you, man... Well goodnight, man... I love you though... You know that... I do love you.
Mike Waters
I love you, and you don't pay me.
Gordie Lachance
Do you think I'm weird?
Chris Chambers
Definitely.
Gordie Lachance
No man, seriously. Am I weird?
Chris Chambers
Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.
James Wright
How many Beatles were there?
Kyle Davidson
Three and Ringo.
Mike Waters
I've been tasting roads all my life. This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world.
Gordie Lachance
Do you think I'm weird?
Chris Chambers
Definately.
Chris Chambers
Definitely.
Gordie Lachance
No man, seriously. Am i weird?
Chris Chambers
Yeah, but so what? everybody's weird.
Chris Chambers
Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.
Teddy Duchamp
This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth, and I'll only be young once!
Teddy Duchamp
This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth and I'll only be young once!
Chris Chambers
Yeah, but you'll be stupid for the rest of your life.
Mike Waters
This road has no end. It probably goes all the way round the world.
Chris Chambers
I just want to go somewhere where nobody knows who I am.
Ace Merrill
We're gonna get you for this.
Chris Chambers
Maybe you will, maybe you won't.
Ace Merrill
Oh, we will.
Chris Chambers
"You four-eyed pile of shit!"
Chris Chambers
You four-eyed pile of shit!
Teddy Duchamp
"A pile of shit has a thousand eyes."
Teddy Duchamp
A pile of shit has a thousand eyes.
Gordie Lachance
Why did he have to die, Chris? Why did Denny have to die? Why?
Chris Chambers
I don't know.
Gordie Lachance
It should've been me.
Chris Chambers
Don't say that.
Gordie Lachance
It should've been me.
Chris Chambers
Don't say that, man.
Gordie Lachance
I'm no good. My dad said it, I'm no good.
Chris Chambers
He doesn't know you.
Chris Chambers
I just never thought a teacher... Oh, who gives a fuck anyway? I just wish... that I could go some place... where nobody knows me. I guess I'm just a pussy, huh?
Gordie Lachance
No way. No way.
Chris Chambers
Hey, Vern. You better turn yours over.
Vern Tessio
This is the way I like to do it. (Hot dog falls off stick). Oh, man! Gordie you got anymore?
Vern Tessio
This is the way I like to do it. [hot dog falls off stick] Oh, man! Gordie you got anymore?
Gordie Lachance
(Lauging) Sorry, Vern.
Gordie Lachance
[lauging] Sorry, Vern.
Vern Tessio
This is not funny. What am I supposed to eat?
Teddy Duchamp
Why don't you cook your dick.
Chris Chambers
It'd be a small meal.
Ben Crandall
If this is all a dream, what's gonna happen when we wake up?
Wolfgang Muller
I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.
Chris Chambers
How 'bout you go home and fuck your mother some more?
Chris Chambers
Why don't you go home and fuck your mother some more?