Behind the scenes: Stand by Me, 1986.


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River Phoenix photographed at his home by Bruce Weber

“River Phoenix isn’t crop-headed, of course. And he doesn’t wear bermudas. He arrived at my hotel in his mother’s car wearing a jade green Gap sweatshirt, navy blue long johns, and tennis shoes. He’s grown since we last saw him (in Running of Empty - what a tearjerker). He’s now 5’11 (barefoot) and slim as a willow, and hung with wisps of beard like Florida’s Spanish moss. He wouldn’t shave them off, even for Bruce Weber’s pictures.”

Vogue, May 1990

River, ROE locations (x)

River, ROE locations (x)

Keanu & River in My own private Idaho (1991)

Keanu & River in My own private Idaho (1991)



Happy Birthday, River Jude Phoenix! (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993)
In my utopian world, I would live on a deserted island, far from any sign of industry and pollution. Beside a mountain where there it snowed, so I could make a maneuver and skiing down it. Underneath there would be a lake where I could swim and meet the friends. Everything would be better if I could fly like Peter Pan!