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03-08-2009
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God it's great to see River's guitar... but I bet he would be sad to see it being autioned off to snotty rich people since it was basically part of his soul!

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I wonder if Kurt really said that about Keanu? (not that it really matters, his character judgement isn't the standard I hold for people. Just cause Kurt says it doesn't make me believe it) Keanu and River were very much alike, it was said by people who knew them both, including Gus Van Sant and Sandra Bullock. River said Keanu was like his older brother, if he was such a faker I highly doubt that River would bother saying that. Plus both of them were known for not really hanging out with the other "young hollywood crowd" at that time.

Keanu is also very down to earth, more so than Depp IMO, who has really pushed this image of himself out there, and despite popular opinion, seems really affected to me. For not caring about the Hollywood image Depp sure does mention it quite a bit. KR always kept his head down and worked. He has never paraded his girlfriends around in photoshoots or needed to prove how bothered he is by fame by buying a private island, and then claiming to do so in order "feel normal". Despite his megastar fame he still moved through the world and stayed simple in comparison to his peers (owning a moderate house by Hollywood standards and still driving a 13 year old car). He's never pretentious and doesn't act above it all. He stays true to his word when he says he wants to keep his private life private and that's that. He doesn't make a big deal about it. I feel like he doesn't get enough credit, ironically enough, because he is so successful at shutting down the press that he has really managed to stay out of the limelight.
I'll deal with this is small chunks:

1. I'm quite sure Kurt did call Keanu a faker. To his face too! But remember Kurt was a drug user and felt he was surrounded by leaches and people who were jumping on the bandwagon with his music without really " getting" what it was about. He maybe mistook Keanu for one of these people. As far as I know he only met Keanu once ( and told him to get lost!), so it's not as if Kurt was really making an informed statement!

2. Yes, I think Keanu is very down-to-earth. Depp is cool, but I don't think he's totally un-Hollywood. Remember he bought the Viper Room and turned that into one of LA's first real " red rope" nightclubs ( aka celebs and musicians only!). I think Keanu seems like a very naked and emotional soul, not to mention an intelligent one. I have a lot of time for him, even if he's not exactly my fav actor.

3. Yes, River loved Keanu... I think River had a lot of love in his heart for people, and so wished us all to reach for so much more. Maybe he should have had more love for himself though. He was in the end a self-abuser.

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He was very cute in Stand By Me.

I somehow don't see a resemblance between River and Joaquin,
I think River looked more to be brothers with Keanu and Johnny.

But man, I love all the names of the Phoeixe kids!!

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^ River looks a lot like his younger sister Summer and their mother Heart...
Joaquin, Rain and Liberty could pass for a set of triplets, imo...

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has anybody got more pictures of River and Joaquin together? or river with his other siblings?

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Here are my favorite shots of River with his beautiful mother:




I used to have one of River on top of Joaquin, pinching his nose with a pair of plyers, but I can't find it right now.

Did anyone read the statement Heart made about River, after his death? It was something a long the lines of not being sad that her son was dead, but only happy that she had been the one chosen to give birth to him and raise him. I don't remember it exactly, but it made me cry like an emotional sap for about 30 minutes!

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Those pics are lovely and very sweet.

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He had a fantastic face, so unbelievably expressive.He is a photographer's dream....

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Some more of River and Rain here:

http://ellensplayground.com/myriverp...iver&rain.html

^^ I agree, he was very expressive in photographs. I don't just think it was his face, though. He was generally very artistic so posed in interesting ways. Also, something different jumped out from River Phoenix. Something very pure but bruised. I guess that's why so many people loved him, and why his death took so many other hearts with it.

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Oh! Amazing actor, amazing and beautiful human being! I either have never come across his thread (surprising or I've mysteriously been unsubscribed)
Anyhow I have so much to contribute, but must get myself in bed, I looooved him, favorite film roles are of course Stand By Me and My Own Private Idaho.

RIP River dear

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Credit to Corbis.com, and Machiavellism on the imdb forums for the first three photos, and http://www.sundancechannel.com/bruce...os/#/210526804 , pretendyouredead and littlerikita from the same forum for the gorgeous Bruce Weber photos... and to Mr. Phoenix, for being insanely photogenic:
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wow how rare and beautiful and sexual are these photos of him. Terrific find, lovely of you to share, karma Christie!

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dOne more from sundancechannel.com/bruce-weber/photos/#/210526804 , by Bruce Weber:
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His hair was so beautiful...
Love those photos... hadn't seen a few of them. TY for posting Christie!

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I had all of the My Own Private Idaho set pictures, but the others are new to me... and I love them! Thanks for the fantastic finds.

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There is a fantastic boxed set of My Own Private Idaho, with a mini booklet with photographs, a friend had it, anyone have this?

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