Former child actor who starred in Stand by Me and earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in Running on Empty. He also played young Indiana Jones in the 1989 blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He tragically died of a drug overdose at the young age of 23.
Growing up, he and his family spent time living with a religious cult called the Children of God. At age ten, he began acting in TV commercials.
His last film was the drama feature Dark Blood. Filming wasn’t completed due to his death and the feature remained incomplete for 19 years before it was finally pieced together and shown at the Netherlands Film Festival in September 2012.
River Phoenix Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More
River Phoenix's net worth, salary and other interesting facts:
|Date of Birth
|August 23, 1970 - October 31, 1993 (age 23 years)
|5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)
His mother, Arlyn Sharon Phoenix, served as the board president of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. His siblings are Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
He and Ethan Hawke both made their film debuts in the 1985 sci-fi fantasy feature Explorers.
Inspirational Quotes by River Phoenix
Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.River Phoenix
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.River Phoenix
When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.River Phoenix
I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.River Phoenix
I don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall.River Phoenix