"When I was old enough to realize that all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids at the school yard." -River Phoenix
My Own Private Idaho, Starring: River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix from the Interview magazine photo shoot, November 1991
My Own Private Idaho, River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves & River Phoenix on ''My Own Private Idaho'' too cute
Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV plays) came out 21 years ago today starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves. During production Reeves and Phoenix lived in a house in Portland with several cast and crew including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
River and dog
River Phoenix wearing his Bob Marley t-shirt
River Phoenix cadet shot
River Phoenix Legend
River Phoenix plays guitar
River Phoenix & Kiefer in Stand By Me
"It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies." -River Phoenix.
Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a close friend of River Phoenix. He wrote most of their song 'Transcending' and said, "..it's about one of the kindest people I ever met in my life. When I think about River I don't think about his death. I don't get sad about it. I think about how incredibly fortunate I was to be friends with a person who looked inside me and saw things that no one else ever saw before. And that song is a respectfully loving song for him." (Jessica Ransf...
Stand by Me (1986) Directed by Rob Reiner, starring Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, River Phoenix & Jerry O'Connel. Based on a Stephen King novella...the coming of age classic where four disadvantaged friends discover themselves along their journey to locate a dead boy's body for rewards. John Cusak and Keifer Sutherland also co-star.
River Phoenix August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993 “It’s a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies.”