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

Credit
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

Credit
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
1985

QUOTES FROM River Phoenix CHARACTERS

Scott Favor says: I only have sex with a guy for money.

Mike Waters says: Yeah, I know.

Scott Favor says: And two guys can't love each other.

Mike Waters says: Yeah.

Mike Waters says: 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 says: Mike...

Mike Waters says: I really wanna kiss you, man... Well goodnight, man... I love you though... You know that... I do love you.

Mike Waters says: I love you, and you don't pay me.

Gordie Lachance says: Do you think I'm weird?

Chris Chambers says: Definitely.

Gordie Lachance says: No man, seriously. Am I weird?

Chris Chambers says: Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.

James Wright says: How many Beatles were there?

Kyle Davidson says: Three and Ringo.

Mike Waters says: I've been tasting roads all my life. This road will never end. It probably goes all around the world.

Gordie Lachance says: Do you think I'm weird?

Chris Chambers says: Definately.

Chris Chambers says: Definitely.

Gordie Lachance says: No man, seriously. Am i weird?

Chris Chambers says: Yeah, but so what? everybody's weird.

Chris Chambers says: Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.

Teddy Duchamp says: This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth, and I'll only be young once!

Teddy Duchamp says: This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth and I'll only be young once!

Chris Chambers says: Yeah, but you'll be stupid for the rest of your life.

Mike Waters says: This road has no end. It probably goes all the way round the world.

Chris Chambers says: I just want to go somewhere where nobody knows who I am.

Ace Merrill says: We're gonna get you for this.

Chris Chambers says: Maybe you will, maybe you won't.

Ace Merrill says: Oh, we will.

Chris Chambers says: "You four-eyed pile of shit!"

Chris Chambers says: You four-eyed pile of shit!

Teddy Duchamp says: "A pile of shit has a thousand eyes."

Teddy Duchamp says: A pile of shit has a thousand eyes.

Gordie Lachance says: Why did he have to die, Chris? Why did Denny have to die? Why?

Chris Chambers says: I don't know.

Gordie Lachance says: It should've been me.

Chris Chambers says: Don't say that.

Gordie Lachance says: It should've been me.

Chris Chambers says: Don't say that, man.

Gordie Lachance says: I'm no good. My dad said it, I'm no good.

Chris Chambers says: He doesn't know you.

Chris Chambers says: 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 says: No way. No way.

Chris Chambers says: Hey, Vern. You better turn yours over.

Vern Tessio says: This is the way I like to do it. (Hot dog falls off stick). Oh, man! Gordie you got anymore?

Vern Tessio says: This is the way I like to do it. [hot dog falls off stick] Oh, man! Gordie you got anymore?

Gordie Lachance says: (Lauging) Sorry, Vern.

Gordie Lachance says: [lauging] Sorry, Vern.

Vern Tessio says: This is not funny. What am I supposed to eat?

Teddy Duchamp says: Why don't you cook your dick.

Chris Chambers says: It'd be a small meal.

Ben Crandall says: If this is all a dream, what's gonna happen when we wake up?

Wolfgang Muller says: I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.

Chris Chambers says: How 'bout you go home and fuck your mother some more?

Chris Chambers says: Why don't you go home and fuck your mother some more?