American Actor Musician

River Phoenix

  • Aug 23, 1970 - Oct 31, 1993 (age 23)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2012
Dark Blood
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MovieSep 27, 2012

Dark Blood

Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, …
Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world, carving Kachina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While travelling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert, the car of a Hollywood jet-set couple breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoner, because he desires the woman, and wants to create a better world with her.
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2011
My Own Private River
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MovieSep 25, 2011

My Own Private River

Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re …
Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.
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1994
Silent Tongue
MovieFeb 1, 1994

Silent Tongue

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits …
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.
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1993
River Phoenix
PersonalOctober 1993

River Phoenix

River Phoenix passed away.
The Thing Called Love
MovieAug 27, 1993

The Thing Called Love

A group of newcomers to the …
A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.
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1992
Sneakers
MovieSep 9, 1992

Sneakers

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who …
Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialize in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the government after all.
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Best Male Lead
Award1992

Best Male Lead

Won award for "My Own Private Idaho".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Nomination1992

Best Male Lead

Nominated for "My Own Private Idaho".
Independent Spirit Award
Samantha Mathis
Relationship1992

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis (born May 12, 1970) is an American actress …
Samantha Mathis (born May 12, 1970) is an American actress and trade union leader who serves as the Vice President, Actors/Performers of SAG-AFTRA. The daughter of actress Bibi Besch, Mathis made her film debut in Pump Up the Volume (1990), and later co-starred or appeared in such films as FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), Super Mario Bros. (1993), Little Women (1994), The American President (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), American Psycho (2000), The Punisher (2004), and Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012). She has recently had recurring roles on The Strain as New York City Councilwoman Justine Feraldo, and Billions Taylor Mason Capital COO Sara Hammon.
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1991
Dogfight
MovieSep 13, 1991

Dogfight

In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie …
In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who finds the most ugly one, wins a prize. Eddie finds the lonesome pacifist Rose working in a coffee shop. She's happy to accompany him - but then she sees through the game. However by this time he already learned to like her, so he follows her home. Will he manage to win her heart despite their differences?
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My Own Private Idaho
MovieJul 20, 1991

My Own Private Idaho

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as …
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
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Best Actor
Nomination1991

Best Actor

Nominated for "My Own Private Idaho".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Volpi Cup
Award1991

Volpi Cup

Won award for "My Own Private Idaho".
Best Actor
Award1991

Best Actor

Won award for "My Own Private Idaho".
National Society of Film Critics Award
1990
I Love You to Death
MovieApr 6, 1990

I Love You to Death

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) works with Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) in …
Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) works with Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she, her mother, and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey, who remains oblivious to their attempts.
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1989
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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MovieMay 24, 1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

An art collector appeals to …
An art collector appeals to Indiana Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure of heart.
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1988
Running on Empty
MovieSep 7, 1988

Running on Empty

The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use …
The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been on the run with the authorities never far behind. Today, their eldest son wants a life of his own although he is aware that would mean that his parents would either get caught or he will never see them again.
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Little Nikita
MovieMar 18, 1988

Little Nikita

Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last …
Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last 20 years trying to find the Russian agent who killed his partner whom he calls Scuba. When a couple of deep cover Russian agents are killed Parmenter thinks Scuba is the one doing it. The Russians who have received word from Scuba that if they want him to stop, they have to pay him. So they send a veteran Russian agent, Karpov to stop him. Parmenter was tasked with performing background checks on people applying for certain things requiring security clearance and when he comes across Jeffrey Grant who's applying to the Air Force Academy, he discovers that his parents' info is false. He also learns of Karpov coming into the country and suspects that he is here to stop Scuba and that Karpov went to the city where Jeffrey and his family live, so he decides to keep an eye on Jeffrey and his family.
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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
MovieJan 15, 1988

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

A recent high school …
A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father.
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Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1988

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Running on Empty".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1988

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Running on Empty".
Golden Globe Award
1986
The Mosquito Coast
MovieNov 26, 1986

The Mosquito Coast

An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the …
An inventor spurns his city life and moves his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.
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Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
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MovieOct 12, 1986

Circle of Violence: A Family Drama

Georgia Benfield is at a …
Georgia Benfield is at a difficult place in her life; her husband, Pete has left her for a younger woman, her teenage son, Chris is unmanageable, and she's struggling financially when her ...
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Stand by Me
MovieAug 8, 1986

Stand by Me

After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood …
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
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Martha Plimpton
Relationship1986

Martha Plimpton

Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) is an …
Martha Campbell Plimpton (born November 16, 1970) is an American actress, singer, and former model. Her feature film debut was in Rollover (1981); she subsequently rose to prominence in the Richard Donner film The Goonies (1985). She has also appeared in The Mosquito Coast (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Parenthood (1989), Samantha (1992), Raising Hope (2010) and Small Town Murder Songs (2011).
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1985
Explorers
MovieJul 12, 1985

Explorers

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a …
A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
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Surviving: A Family in Crisis
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MovieFeb 10, 1985

Surviving: A Family in Crisis

Promising student Rick …
Promising student Rick Brogan discovers that his father whom he idolizes is cheating on his mother. Heartbroken, he finds comfort in the arms of his old crush but her father opposes the relationship which pushes Rick over the edge.
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Robert Kennedy and His Times
TV ShowJan 27, 1985

Robert Kennedy and His Times

Robert Kennedy and His …
Robert Kennedy and His Times is a 1985 American television miniseries directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, based on the 1978 Robert F. Kennedy biography of the same name by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr..
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1984
It's Your Move
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TV ShowSep 26, 1984

It's Your Move

It's Your Move is an American sitcom television series …
It's Your Move is an American sitcom television series created by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye, starring Jason Bateman, Tricia Cast, Caren Kaye, Ernie Sabella, David Garrison, and Garrett Morris. The show originally aired on NBC from September 26, 1984 to 1985.
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Celebrity
TV ShowFeb 12, 1984

Celebrity

Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When …
Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When they were young, something happened that would haunt them for the rest of their lives and they would each achieve notoriety in...
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1983
Hotel
TV ShowSep 21, 1983

Hotel

Hotel is an American prime time soap drama series which …
Hotel is an American prime time soap drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to May 5, 1988, in the timeslot following Dynasty. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name (which had also inspired a 1967 feature film), the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco (changed from the New Orleans setting of the novel and film). Establishing shots of the hotel were filmed in front of The Fairmont San Francisco atop the Nob Hill neighborhood. Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the hotel staff.
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1982
Family Ties
TV ShowSep 22, 1982

Family Ties

Family Ties is an American sitcom television series that aired on …
Family Ties is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC for seven seasons, premiering on September 22, 1982, and concluding on May 14, 1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. This culture was particularly expressed through the relationship between young Republican Alex P. Keaton (portrayed by Michael J. Fox) and his ex-hippie parents, Steven and Elyse Keaton (portrayed by Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter).
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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TV ShowSep 19, 1982

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven …
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an American musical television series loosely based on the film, which ran on CBS from September 19, 1982 to March 23, 1983.
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1972
ABC Afterschool Special
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TV ShowOct 14, 1972

ABC Afterschool Special

ABC Afterschool Special is …
ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from October 14, 1972, to July 1, 1997, usually in the late afternoon on weekdays. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were either in animated form or presented as documentaries. Topics included illiteracy, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run.
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1970
River Phoenix
BirthAugust 1970

River Phoenix

River Phoenix was born.
1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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