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Texas

Paramount Studios/Pictures

Los Angeles

NBC

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Explorers

California

George Sluizer

Dark Blood

Peter Bogdanovich

Carol Heikkinen

James Wright

Samantha Mathis

Dermot Mulroney

Dogfight

Music Hobby

Silent Tongue

The Thing Called Love

Stand By Me

The Mosquito Coast

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

Little Nikita

Running on Empty

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

I Love You To Death

My Own Private Idaho

Sneakers

Interview With The Vampire

Aleka's Attic

K.D. Lang

Judy Davis

Seattle

New York

Sam Shepard

Neil Jordan

Academy Awards

Tame Yourself

R.E.M., REM

Nashville

Miranda Presley

Kyle Davidson

B-52's

Michael Stipe

Madras

ABC

Bright Angel

Indigo Girls

Dennis Hopper

Nora Ephron

This Is My Life

HBO

Mary Stuart Masterson

John Davis

George Folsey Jr.

Darlene K. Chan

Point of No Return

Where The Day Takes You

Pump Up The Volume

FernGully... The Last Rain Forest

Super Mario Bros.

The Music of Chance

Bibi Besch

Aaron's Way

Knightwatch

TNT

Cold Sassy Tree

Fortin Bras

Samantha

There Goes My Baby

Longtime Companion

Young Guns

Staying Together

Sunset

Survival Quest

Bad Girls

Madeleine Stowe

Angelica Huston

Family Pictures

The Heart of Justice

Unconquered

Daddy

Long Gone

The Last Outlaw

Mickey Rourke

Virginia
Rio's Attic: Celebrating the Life and Times of a Dearly Missed River Phoenix
The Thing Called Love Press Kit
Page Six


James Wright (River Phoenix) comes to Nashville from Texas and discovers that success in the recording industry - like love - is an exciting yet unpredictable thing in "The Thing Called Love." The Paramount film was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and produced by John Davis. The screenplay was written by Carol Heikkinen. George Folsey, Jr. is the executive producer and Darlene K. Chan is the co-producer.

ABOUT THE CAST

RIVER PHOENIX (James Wright) was honored with Best Actor awards from the Venice Film Festival and the National Society of Film Critics for "My Own Private Idaho." He received an Academy Award nomination and won National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Best Supporting Actor awards for "Running on Empty."

His other films include "Sneakers," "Dogfight," "I Love You to Death," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Little Nikita," "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon," "The Mosquito Coast," "Stand By Me," "Explorers," and the yet to be released "Silent Tongue." His upcoming projects include "Dark Blood," co-starring Judy Davis and directed by George Sluizer, and "Interview With A Vampire," directed by Neil Jordan.

Phoenix was born in Madras, Oregon. His family of seven travelled extensively before moving to California. His professional career started on television when he was ten years old with 22 episodes of "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers."

An accomplished guitarist, Phoenix's band Aleka's Attic was formed in 1987. The band featured on the album "Tame Yourself" with k.d. lang, the B-52's, Indigo Girls, and Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

SAMANTHA MATHIS (Miranda Presley) made her motion picture debut in "Pump Up The Volume." She followed with Nora Ephron's feature film "This Is My Life," and her voice was featured in the animated "FernGully . . . The Last Rain Forest." She most recently starred in "Super Mario Bros." and played a cameo role in "The Music of Chance."

Born in New York, Mathis moved to Los Angeles with her mother, actress Bibi Besch, when she was six. She began her professional acting career at age 16 and went on to co-star in the NBC television series "Aaron's Way" and the ABC series "Knightwatch." She also appeared on television in TNT's "Cold Sassy Tree."

Prior to her role in "The Thing Called Love," Mathis appeared on the New York stage in "Fortin Bras" at the Signature Theatre.

DERMOT MULRONEY (Kyle Davidson) received the Seattle Film Festival Best Actor award for "Where the Day Takes You." His films include "Point of No Return," "Samantha," "There Goes My Baby," "Bright Angel," "Longtime Companion," "Young Guns," "Staying Together," "Sunset," "Survival Quest," and the upcoming Sam Shepard's "Silent Tongue." He is currently filming "Bad Girls" opposite Madeleine Stowe and Mary Stuart Masterson.

On television this year, Mulroney co-starred with Anjelica Huston in the ABC mini-series "Family Pictures" and TNT's "The Heart of Justice" with Dennis Hopper. His other TV appearances include "Unconquered," "Daddy," and HBO's "Long Gone," for which he received an ACE award nomination. He will next star in HBO's "The Last Outlaw" opposite Mickey Rourke.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Mulroney graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied film, theatre and music.


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