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River Phoenix was an incredible actor and musician.
River's acting career was launched in 1982 through the musical series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, where he played a recurring role for 21 episodes. Playing the Guthrie McFadden character in this series earned him a Young Artist Award in 1984.
Best Known For
For the decade he was in the limelight, River attained the most recognition through the 1991 adventure film, My Own Private Idaho. This film shot him to fame as it won him an Independent Spirit Award, a National Society for Film Critic Award, as well as a Volpi Cup.
His mother Arlyn Phoenix is also in the public eye as a social activist.
River grew up with some kind of exposure to 3 different religions. From his mother’s family, he got to see Judaism as they were Jewish. His father, on the other hand, was a Christian under the Catholic denomination. However, as they advanced in life, his parents found a different path and became devoted to a religious cult called Children Of God.
Worth To Know
River's middle name was Jude.
River was bilingual as he was a fluent Spanish speaker.
He detested travelling by air.
He got an Oscar nomination for role in movie Running on Empty (1988).
He died from a drug overdose.
According to clinical details of River's autopsy he wore trouses size M, shoes US 10.5 and weighted 159 pounds (72 kg).
He was a vegetarian.