Category: River Phoenix

thesongremainsthesame: River Phoenix photograp…

thesongremainsthesame:

River Phoenix photographed by Bruce Weber for American Vogue, May 1990.

We went for coffee in Gainesville. The teenage waitress was a little excited, but she kept her cool. “Do you have Venezuelan coffee?” No. “Do you have carrot juice?” No. “Well, I’ll just have a double espresso then,” he said, and promptly ticked away for hours about how hyper he felt from the caffeine. I told him he was a pinup even in the British teen mags and then immediately wished I hadn’t. So did he. He laid his beautiful head on the table and groaned with real embarrassment. “A pinup. Oh, God. I wish you hadn’t said that. A pinup!” He told me about the publicity stills that were taken of him “when I was younger.” You do everything they tell you, he said “they teach you how to pose, you know, they say, ‘you have to do it like this!’ And you tilt your head, and they show you how to push your lips out and suck in your cheek… oh, oh [groans] and then all the outtakes that you never want to see again in your life go through the teen magazines forever. Oh. oh [more groans].” It was very funny, but he meant it. Gentlemanly modesty is River’s strong suit. 

Vicki Woods, Vogue US, May 1990. [x]

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phoenixxrae:

River Phoenix

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River Phoenix, Central Park, 1990

standbyphoenix: “I can’t believe it’s been …

standbyphoenix:

“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years ago that we lost this sweet amazing soul. I photographed River Phoenix at his family home in Gainesville Florida for Details Magazine. After the shoot we went for a beer and shot some pool. When I returned home to New York there was a message on my answering machine thanking me for the shoot. A true gentleman.”

Photographer John Huba on River.

rivjudephoenix: “On set (River) would throw hi…

rivjudephoenix:

“On set (River) would throw himself on you and say, ‘I like you so much,’ and you never meet people like that. But when I met Keanu, I was like, ‘Oh my God. This is exactly like River’"

– Sandra Bullock

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riverpheonixs: River Phoenix promoting My Own …

riverpheonixs:

River Phoenix promoting My Own Private Idaho in Japan – June, 1991

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Thinking of the extraordinary and beloved River Phoenix, who was born on this day in 1970. Here he is giving one of his finest performances in Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho (1991), a moving look at unrequited love & life on society’s margins.

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River Phoenix at PETA’s Rock Against Fur, February 24th, 1989

rivjudephoenix: “The 16-mm home-movie footage …

rivjudephoenix:

“The 16-mm home-movie footage in My Own Private Idaho was shot by Phoenix, who amateurishly loaded the film incorrectly and produced a white streaking effect, a technical glitch that beautifully enhances his character’s aura of angelic otherworldliness”

– In Search of River Phoenix (2004)