River Phoenix, the older brother of Joaquin Phoenix, died of a drug overdose on Oct. Joaquin Phoenix is keeping the legacy of his late brother River Phoenix alive. Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, whom Joaquin worked with on the dialogue-free documentary Gunda , confirmed the name of the couple's baby during an appearance at the Zurich Film Festival. River was just 23 when he died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood due to a drug overdose on Oct. His final film, Dark Blood , was completed in As River's legacy now lives on in his nephew, here is everything to know about the actor's quick rise to fame.
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In , he was ranked No. As a child, Phoenix started acting in television with his brother River and sister Summer. His first major film role was in SpaceCamp During that period, he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, a name he gave himself. He later went back to his original name and received positive reviews for his supporting work in the comedy-drama film To Die For and the period film Quills He received wider attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the historical drama film Gladiator , for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Joaquin Phoenix is up for a plethora of awards in thanks to his starring role in Joker. Despite keeping their relationship relatively low-key, Phoenix has recently taken to thanking his partner, actress Rooney Mara , in his acceptance speeches. The adorable Hollywood couple may fly under the radar, but here's everything you need to know about Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara's relationship so far. Phoenix and Mara met while shooting the Spike Jonze movie Her in mid
She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary , went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall , and has since starred in the horror remake A Nightmare on Elm Street , the biographical drama The Social Network , the thriller remake The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , and the romantic drama Carol She is the great-granddaughter of Art Rooney , the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise. She attended George Washington University for a year and then transferred to New York University, where she studied international social policy psychology and nonprofits. She took her degree from New York University in