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River Phoenix

1970 - 1993

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River Jude Phoenix (né Bottom; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician and activist. Phoenix grew up in an itinerant family, as the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, and Summer Phoenix. He had no formal schooling, but showed an instinctive talent for the guitar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of River Phoenix has received more than 28,467,899 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. River Phoenix is the 880th most popular actor (down from 665th in 2019), the 1,605th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,205th in 2019) and the 428th most popular American Actor.

River Phoenix is most famous for his role in the movie "Stand By Me" and for his work with the band "Aleka's Attic." He died of a drug overdose in 1993.

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  • 28M

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  • 58.93

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, River Phoenix ranks 880 out of 9,996Before him are Helen McCrory, Dolores del Río, Brigitte Helm, Lou Ferrigno, Robert Patrick, and Ljubiša Samardžić. After him are Chadwick Boseman, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Brennan, Emilio Estevez, Chris Cooper, and Hildegard Knef.

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Among people born in 1970, River Phoenix ranks 20Before him are Lara Fabian, Queen Rania of Jordan, Ethan Hawke, Melania Trump, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell. After him are Beck, Lee Byung-hun, Halit Ergenç, Fred Durst, Simon Pegg, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Among people deceased in 1993, River Phoenix ranks 46Before him are Hans Baur, Pat Nixon, Severo Ochoa, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Jimmy Doolittle, and Horia Sima. After him are Don Ameche, Lucia Popp, Stewart Granger, Leonid Gaidai, Léo Ferré, and Kakuei Tanaka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, River Phoenix ranks 1,605 out of 18,182Before him are Ralph Bellamy (1904), Raoul Walsh (1887), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), and Frank Drake (1930). After him are Chadwick Boseman (1977), Walter Brennan (1894), Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and Edward Charles Pickering (1846).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, River Phoenix ranks 428Before him are Michael Rooker (1955), Sterling Hayden (1916), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Lou Ferrigno (1951), and Robert Patrick (1958). After him are Chadwick Boseman (1977), Walter Brennan (1894), Emilio Estevez (1962), Chris Cooper (1951), Hilary Swank (1974), and Don Ameche (1908).

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