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EntertainmentJoaquin Phoenix Thanks Late Brother River for Inspiring His Acting Career in Emotional Speech

14:45  11 september  2019
14:45  11 september  2019 Source:   people.com

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The actor , whose latest film is generating Oscar buzz, says his late brother inspired his career . In an emotional speech , he said River helped him rediscover his love of acting after early The brothers had acted together when Joaquin was eight years old, in a TV adaptation of Seven Brides

Joaquin Phoenix thanked his late brother River for convincing him to return to acting . “When I was 15 or 16, my brother River came home from work and he had a VHS copy of a movie called The Joker actor concluded his speech by seemingly making a reference to his girlfriend Rooney Mara

Joaquin Phoenix gave an emotional tribute to his late brother River Phoenix.

Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Late Brother River for Inspiring His Acting Career in Emotional Speech © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; George Rose/Getty Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix

Joaquin, 44, was honored with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto International Film Festival where he thanked his brother, River, for persuading him to return to acting. Joaquin (then known as Leaf Phoenix) starred in Parenthood as a young teen in 1989, then took a break from acting, making his comeback in the 1995 Nicole Kidman film To Die For.

“When I was 15 or 16, my brother River came home from work and he had a VHS copy of a movie called Raging Bull and he sat me down and made me watch it,” Joaquin said, via Variety. “And the next day he woke me up and he made me watch it again. And he said, ‘You’re going to start acting again, this is what you’re going to do.'”

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Joaquin Phoenix said that he is 'indebted' to his late brother River Phoenix for his acting career in an emotional speech at the Toronto Film Festival. The actor , who is gaining plaudits and Oscar buzz for his role in Batman spin-off movie Joker, was accepting the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, when

Joaquin Phoenix received the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. During his speech , Phoenix said he wouldn't have been acting if it wasn't for his brother , River Phoenix . Joaquin Phoenix became emotional during his TIFF speech speaking about his family.

He continued, “He didn’t ask me, he told me. And I am indebted to him for that because acting has given me such an incredible life.”

River died from a drug overdose at 23 years old in October 1993 outside of The Viper Room. Joaquin also took the time to thank other members of his family, including his parents and sisters Rain, Summer and Liberty.

Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Late Brother River for Inspiring His Acting Career in Emotional Speech © John Roca/NY Daily News via Getty Joaquin Phoenix and River Phoenix with their mother Heart Phoenix | John Roca/NY Daily News via Getty

“When I was watching those clips, I thought about my family,” he said, referring to clips from his acting career. “My sisters Rain and Liberty and Summer, who are still my best friends.”

The Joker actor concluded his speech by seemingly making a reference to his girlfriend Rooney Mara, who starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Joaquin Phoenix is winning raves for his performance in the new film Joker, and in a touching award speech at the Toronto International Film Festival, he credited his late brother , actor River Phoenix , for his remarkable career . "When I was 15 or 16 my brother River came home from work and he had

“One last thing — somewhere here, I don’t know where, is a filthy dragon, and I want to rip its wings off and fasten a blanket and sleep with it forever,” he said. “I love you. Thank you.”

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