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Jared Leto Jokes About Secret Child

Jared Leto admits it would be ''beautiful'' if he discovered he had a secret child.The 'Suicide Squad' actor - who previously dated Cameron Diaz and Scarlett Johansson - would find it an ''incredible surprise'' if...

Ethan Hawke Explains His Admiration For Richard Linklater

Ethan Hawke relishes working with director Richard Linklater because they share a similar outlook on movie-making.The 45-year-old actor has teamed up with the acclaimed director for 'Born to Be Blue', about the life of musician...

Ethan Hawke Lost Heroes To Heroin

Ethan Hawke lost two of his heroes to heroin. The 45-year-old 'Reality Bites' star has revealed that his two biggest heroes are the late River Phoenix and Philip Seymour-Hoffman, both of whom lost their lives...

Ethan Hawke Still Struggles With River Phoenix Death

The 45-year-old worked with the late actor as a teenager in 1985 science fiction movie Explorers, the film debut for both stars, and now, 23 after Rivers' drug-induced cardiac arrest death in 1993, the Boyhood...

Ethan Hawke Describes 'Nightmare' Relationship With Late Actor River Phoenix

The leading men starred opposite each other in the 1985 movie Explorers when they were both teenagers, but they became rivals shortly afterwards when the two actors discovered they were vying for the same roles.The...

Gwar's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship With Heroin

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose,...

River Phoenix's Final Film 'Dark Blood' Gets U.s Distributor, But How Was It Completed Without Him?

21 years after his death, River Phoenix’s final film Dark Blood is set to be released in the US having been picked up by distributor Lionsgate. It’s a film which many though would never see...

U.s. Rights To River Phoenix's Final Film Picked Up At Cannes

River Phoenix's final film has been snapped up at the Cannes Film Festival 21 years after the tragic actor's death.Production on director George Sluizer's Dark Blood came to a halt following the star's drug overdose...

Ethan Hawke And River Phoenix's First Film Set For A Remake

River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke's debut movie is set for a remake.Cult 1985 film Explorers will be remade for Paramount by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the brains behind blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol....

Michelle Pfeiffer Led Cult-like Lifestyle As Young Actress In L.a.

Michelle Pfeiffer admitted to being in a cult when she was younger. The 55-year-old actress discussed her involvement with an unusual couple which led to her involvement into a cult called breatharianism. This involved abstaining...

River Phoenix Has Been Dead For 20 Years

Today, the 31st October 2013, marks twenty years to the day since River Phoenix died after taking Heroin and Valium in the West Hollywood nightclub, The Viper Room. Crowds gathered this morning outside the bar...

William Richert: 'River Phoenix Was Never A Junkie'

Director William Richert has defended the legacy of tragic movie star River Phoenix as the 20th anniversary of his death approaches, insisting the actor was "never a junkie".The older brother of Joaquin Phoenix died aged...

Berlin Film Festival’S Golden Bear Goes To Romanian Film, Child’S Pose

The Romanian film, Child’s Pose – a tale of corruption, entitlement and class struggles directed by Calin Peter Netzer – has won the Golden Bear award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.The film’s producer,...

River Phoenix Back On Screen 20 Years After His Death

Twenty years after the death of 23-year-old River Phoenix from a drug overdose 10 days before the completion of production on Dark Blood, the film was shown at the Berlin Film Festival with director George...

British Star On River Phoenix: “I Found Him A Remarkable Young Man"

River Phoenix continued his on screen presence 20 years after his death this week when his last film, Dark Blood, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. British actor Jonathan Pryce – who worked with Phoenix...

The River Phoenix Movies Keep On Coming

River Phoenix's death occurred 10 days before the wrap of his last film, Dark Blood - the film that premiered at Berlin film festival today, two decades after his death from a drugs overdose.George Sluizer...

Martial Arts Epic Opens Berlin Film Festival

The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival -- The Berlinale -- gets underway tonight (Thursday) with a screening of The Grandmaster, a martial-arts epic from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director also heads the...

River Phoenix's Final Film To Be Shown To U.s. Audiences For First Time

River Phoenix's last film will be shown to American audiences for the first time when it is screened at the Miami International Film Festival in March (13).The actor died while shooting director George Sluizer's movie...

Timber! Is Justin Bieber Teetering On The Brink Of A Fall From Grace?

For some years, there, we had high hopes for Justin Bieber. It really looked as though the squeaky clean pop star was just that: squeaky clean. A chance online encounter propelled the young bedroom singer...

River Phoenix’S Final Movie Set For Release As Brother Joaquin Eyes Oscar

River Phoenix’s final movie ‘Dark Blood’ will finally be released on September 27, 2012, almost 20 years after the aspiring star died outside The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Phoenix –who had ingested a lethal...

River Phoenix's Final Film To Debut In Holland

Tragic actor River Phoenix's final film is to debut at the upcoming Netherlands Film Festival - 19 years after his death.The star was shooting a movie with Dutch director George Sluizer at the time of...

Kiefer Sutherland: 'I Still Miss River Phoenix'

Kiefer Sutherland is still mourning the loss of his friend and Stand By Me co-star River Phoenix - because the young actor was on course to become one of the greats.Phoenix was just 23 when...

Taylor Lautner And Gus Van Sant For Unlikely Indie Flick

Taylor Lautner, the American actor best known for playing Jacob Black in the blockbuster Twilight franchise, is turning his attention to the indie scene after joining Gus Van Sant's as-yet-untitled low budget movie.According to the...

Director To Release Tragic Phoenix's Final Film

A Dutch filmmaker is set to release the movie River Phoenix was shooting before his sudden death, with the help of the actor's brother Joaquin.George Sluizer was working on Dark Blood with River when the...

Keanu Reeves To Make Directorial Debut

Keanu Reeves is one of Hollywood's most recognisable faces and has spent most of his life in front of a camera but the star of the Matrix is about to step behind the camera for...

O'connell's Sadness At Stand By Me Stars' Reunion

Jerry O'Connell found a recent Stand By Me 25th anniversary reunion "bittersweet" - because he missed his late pal River Phoenix.The actors, along with Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton, appeared in the coming of age...

Jerry O'connell Reunites With Stand By Me Cast

Jerry O'Connell and the original cast of 'Stand By Me' reunited in Los Angeles today (18th March 2011).Jerry O'Connell, the American actor and star of the iconic eighties movie 'Stand By Me', reunited with the...

Joaquin Phoenix For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

Joaquin Phoenix is in the running for a leading role in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. The 'I'm Still Here' star is in negotiations to play mentor Henry Sturgess in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed movie, opposite Benjamin...

Joaquin Phoenix In Talks For Numerous Roles

JOAQUIN PHOENIX has been in talks to star in several new films, despite announcing he was quitting acting two years ago, reports the Press Association. The star of 'Walk The Line' signalled his intention to...

Dicaprio's Regrets Over Phoenix Meeting

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO regrets failing to introduce himself to RIVER PHOENIX at a Halloween party - because just hours after their chance encounter the young actor lost his life outside a Los Angeles nightclub.DiCaprio was at...

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