Died Today (October 31st): River Phoenix (1970–1993)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

riverphoenix.jpgRiver Phoenix (1970–1993)

Born: August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon, USA
Died: October 31, 1993 (age 23) in West Hollywood, California, USA

I would rather quit while I was ahead. There’s no need in overstaying your welcome.

I would just look at Harrison [Harrison Ford]; he would do stuff and I would not mimic it, but interpret it younger. Mimicking is a terrible mistake that many people make when they play someone younger, or with an age difference. Mimicking doesn’t interpret true because you can’t just edit it around. [on his interpretation of a young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)]

Stand By Me
1986
dir. Rob Reiner
Starring
Wil Wheaton
Phoenix
The Mosquito CoastThe Mosquito Coast
1986
dir. Peter Weir
starring
Harrison Ford
Helen Mirren
Dogfight
1991
dir. Nancy Savoca
starring
Phoenix
Lili Taylor
THE THING CALLED LOVE MOVIE POSTERThe Thing Called Love
1993
dir. Peter Bogdanovich
Starring
Samantha Mathis
Phoenix
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeIndiana…

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