PDA

View Full Version : Do you know who River Phoenix was?


TheHangover
Jun 18th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Yesterday i was watching the movie Stand by me, i was touched by the story, so i went to check about the four young actors who they are and what they are doing now, so i discovered about River Phoenix.
He was a very promising actor, his career was about to explode and i think he would have become one big hollywood star, because he had a misterious and charming face and look, but the guy died at 23 for overdose.
R.E.M and red hot chili peppers wrote songs about him and his story, so i guess he was pretty famous, he was the brother of joaquin phoenix who was with him when he died!

So did you guys remember about him? what was the reaction of the media/hollywood when he died?

The Witch-king
Jun 18th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I remember when he was on David Latterman talking about becoming a rapper. haven't heard much from him since.

Imperfect Angel
Jun 18th, 2011, 02:43 PM
I also came across this name a couple of months ago, also heard him as a promising actor. Too bad.

égalité
Jun 18th, 2011, 02:47 PM
I remember when he was on David Latterman talking about becoming a rapper. haven't heard much from him since.

:spit:

TheHangover
Jun 18th, 2011, 02:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vajV2euA4J8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e_y6ejfXAU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hcAkyeZ9Bw&feature=related

a lot of video about him on youtube and with a big number of views, i guess he was famous but may be we are too young on this board to remember about him

Crazy Canuck
Jun 18th, 2011, 07:18 PM
I would estimate that about 5 of us on this board were actually alive when that happened. Anyway, Stand By Me is an acceptable way to kill a couple of hours.

homogenius
Jun 18th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Yesterday i was watching the movie Stand by me, i was touched by the story, so i went to check about the four young actors who they are and what they are doing now, so i discovered about River Phoenix.
He was a very promising actor, his career was about to explode and i think he would have become one big hollywood star, because he had a misterious and charming face and look, but the guy died at 23 for overdose.
R.E.M and red hot chili peppers wrote songs about him and his story, so i guess he was pretty famous, he was the brother of joaquin phoenix who was with him when he died!

So did you guys remember about him? what was the reaction of the media/hollywood when he died?

He was so talented.This was a big loss :sad:
He played in the classic "My Own Private Idaho" (btw both his brother Joaquin and his sister Summer are actors.They are good but River had something special :awww:).

Annie.
Jun 18th, 2011, 08:06 PM
I remember when he was on David Latterman talking about becoming a rapper. haven't heard much from him since.

:tape: That was his brother, Joaquin Phoenix. River Phoenix has been dead for 18 yrs.

Patrick S
Jun 18th, 2011, 08:51 PM
I would estimate that about 5 of us on this board were actually alive when that happened.I was 18 years old when he died :awww:, so of course i remember him.

doni1212
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:35 PM
:tape: That was his brother, Joaquin Phoenix. River Phoenix has been dead for 18 yrs.

Joaquin is his brother?! Wow, I never knew that!

currie84
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:54 PM
what exactly was his story?23 year old millionaire and a junkie?Hard to sympathize with him

Barrie_Dude
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:13 AM
I remember when he was on David Latterman talking about becoming a rapper. haven't heard much from him since.
You are thinking about his brother :cuckoo:

Barrie_Dude
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:14 AM
I would estimate that about 5 of us on this board were actually alive when that happened. Anyway, Stand By Me is an acceptable way to kill a couple of hours.
I was alive

delicatecutter
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:53 AM
Natalie Merchant wrote a song about him also.

So Disrespectful
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:19 AM
what exactly was his story?23 year old millionaire and a junkie?Hard to sympathize with him

All the money in the world can't buy you happiness. It's ridiculous that people really believe rich folk have no problems.

I loved River in My Own Private Idaho. :awww: It's strange to think it came out 20 years ago, it doesn't seem to age.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:29 AM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kqkwmsEaY21qa1iiqo1_500.jpg

Albireo
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:39 AM
He was excellent in Running on Empty. Highly recommended film.

Pops Maellard
Jun 19th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Yes. I know him mostly for his association/bromance with Keanu Reeves.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/2QzSKZz22p71aqiw1cN40yxAo1_400.jpg

duhcity
Jun 19th, 2011, 06:59 AM
Yes. I know him mostly for his association/bromance with Keanu Reeves.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/2QzSKZz22p71aqiw1cN40yxAo1_400.jpg

Conspiracy. River found out about Keanu, so Keanu had him killed.
http://www.keanuisimmortal.com/
:wavey:

Melange
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:08 AM
A much better natural actor than the brother

Beat
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I remember when he was on David Latterman talking about becoming a rapper. haven't heard much from him since.

:spit:

my own private idaho was probably his best movie. but i always loved the fact that he played young Indy in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". ;)

quote unquote
Jun 19th, 2011, 06:02 PM
yes

Super Dave
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Never was a fan, but I knew who he was.

KindaNice
Jun 21st, 2011, 01:41 AM
Really sad...he was such a talented young actor. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "Running On Empty". He was actually nominated for Best Supporting Actor in this movie...which was one of the best movies that year in many critics opinions. He was brilliant. CHECK IT OUT! ;)

Albireo
Jun 21st, 2011, 02:17 AM
Really sad...he was such a talented young actor. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "Running On Empty". He was actually nominated for Best Supporting Actor in this movie...which was one of the best movies that year in many critics opinions. He was brilliant. CHECK IT OUT! ;)

The irony is that he was the lead actor in the film. But the Academy does that with a lot of young actors when it comes to the Oscars.