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River Phoenix

Born on August 23, 1970 in Madras, OR
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Noted for the depth, sensitivity, and intelligence that he brought to his roles during his teens, River Phoenix was on the cusp of becoming a successful adult actor when he overdosed on drugs and died on Halloween night, 1993. Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1991 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actor My Own Private Idaho Won
1991 Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor My Own Private Idaho Won
1990 National Society of Film Critics Best Actor My Own Private Idaho Won
1988 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Running on Empty Nominated
1988 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Running on Empty Nominated


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