River Phoenix: His Life And Work

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River Phoenix Quizzes & Trivia

Twenty years after his death, remembering the young actor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    His name at birth was:
    • A. 

      River Bottom

    • B. 

      River Phoenix

    • C. 

      Alexander Rivers

    • D. 

      Jason Zimmerman

  • 2. 
    Early in his acting career, he won a recurring role on what TV series?
    • A. 

      The New Leave It to Beaver

    • B. 

      Scarecrow and Mrs. King

    • C. 

      Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    • D. 

      Silver Spoons

  • 3. 
    Younger brother Joaquin Phoenix as a child picked a nature-themed name to match those of siblings River and Rain. What was it?
    • A. 

      Cascade

    • B. 

      Leaf

    • C. 

      Redrock

    • D. 

      Rust

  • 4. 
    River and Leaf Phoenix co-starred in a 1984 ABC Afterschool Special. What was the issue?
    • A. 

      Bedwetting

    • B. 

      Dyslexia

    • C. 

      Inhalant abuse

    • D. 

      Shoplifting

  • 5. 
    In the 1988 movie "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon," River played Jimmy. What future TV star played his little brother?
    • A. 

      Johnny Galecki

    • B. 

      Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    • C. 

      Neil Patrick Harris

    • D. 

      Cory Monteith

  • 6. 
    Phoenix's Oscar nomination was for a 1988 movie in which he played a teenager grappling with his ambivalence over his parents' way of life. What was it?
    • A. 

      I Love You to Death

    • B. 

      Little Nikita

    • C. 

      The Mosquito Coast

    • D. 

      Running on Empty

  • 7. 
    Which man did not play Phoenix's father?
    • A. 

      James Cromwell

    • B. 

      Harrison Ford

    • C. 

      Judd Hirsch

    • D. 

      Robert Redford

  • 8. 
    Who was Phoenix's co-star in "My Own Private Idaho"?
    • A. 

      Ethan Hawke

    • B. 

      Jason Patric

    • C. 

      Keanu Reeves

    • D. 

      Christian Slater

  • 9. 
    Phoenix had an uncredited part in what Gus Van Sant movie that had its world premiere just weeks before his death in 1993?
    • A. 

      Drugstore Cowboy

    • B. 

      Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    • C. 

      Good Will Hunting

    • D. 

      To Die For

  • 10. 
    The Viper Room, the Sunset Boulevard club outside of which Phoenix had his fatal collapse, was at the time partly owned by which actor?
    • A. 

      Russell Crowe

    • B. 

      Robert De Niro

    • C. 

      Johnny Depp

    • D. 

      Bruce Willis