Wednesday 5 July 2017

River Phoenix

River Jude Phoenix was and American actor, activist and musician who was born on 23rd August, 1970 at Madras, Oregon, USA. He died on 31st October, 1993 due to drug induced heart failure at West Hollywood, California, USA. Her mother Arlyn Duntez was a Bronx born secretary and father John Botton was a carpenter.  He was an early age successful actor and became teen idol. He started his acting at the young age of 10. His most acclaimed role was in movie Stand By Me in 1986. He made an adult appearance in movie Running on Empty in 1988. His role was also appreciated in movie My own private Idaho. He collapsed and died of combined drug intoxication on 31st October, 1993.

River Phoenix Religion

River's parents met in 1968 and joined Children of God, a religious group. His mother was Jewish born but father was originally catholic. They left the group in 1977. River's parents encourage their all children to be actors and made them generous so that they can respect all. River was a dedicated animal activist and environmentalist and he was strict vegetarian. He was a member of PETA. 

River Phoenix Political Views

River was animal activist and environmentalist and political activist. He joined PETA and was spoke person of PETA. He won Humanitarian Award in 1992 for his fund raising efforts. He financially aided a great many environmental and humanitarian organizations, and bought 800 acres (320 ha) of endangered rain forest in Costa Rica. He campaigned for US president Bill Clinton in 1992. So he was a true democrat.

Who is he dating?

River was in relationship with American actress Martha Plimpton for 3 years from 1986 to 1989. afterwards he had an affair with American musician Suzanne Solgot from 1990 to 1993 and on the night of his death he was dating with actress Samantha Mathis. He died at the early age of 23 and didn't marry to anyone.

River Phoenix Hobbies

River was an animal love. He quoted "Animals are not our playthings. We are on this earth to protect them. It's our duty". He loved music and he was quite talented in that. He used to play guitar and sing the songs. He has written many songs for his band Aleka's Attic also. The band never released their album but one of the song Across The way can be found on PETA's website. 

Interesting Facts

River was ranked 86 in Empire magazine's the top 100 movie stars of all the time in 1997.
His date to Jonny Depp's club the evening he died was actress Samantha Mathis.
His ashes scattered at family's Florida Ranch.
His parents named him River after the river of life in Hermann Hesse's classic spiritual novel "Siddhartha" and Jude, his middle name, after The Beatles song "Hey, Jude."
He was ranked 69 on top 100 greatest movie stars in 2003. 
His famous quote "Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on."