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Rio's Attic: Celebrating the Life and Times of a Dearly Missed River Phoenix
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"The studio just releases all the obvious takes which will pacify the executives. Sometimes I do a take to pacify the executives and it winds up in the movie, and I'm kicking myself. I try to be dark and humorous. The studio doesn't understand it. The reaction is fear. 'Oh my God! Look at this!'"

River Phoenix

"I deal with a lot of phonies. I'm not going to give my truth to the phonies. Everything you say they lie and change anyway so maybe if you lie and give them bull, it will come out being truthful."

River Phoenix on interviewers.

"I just can't stand movie stars, the kind who think they're special. We all get up in the morning, go to the bathroom, take a shower, eat breakfast. We're all pretty much the same."

River Phoenix

"I was dressed up like a model, told to pose in certain ways, to tilt my head, push my lips out, suck in my cheeks. And I'd be tired at the end of the day so I'd just give the damned photographer what he wanted. It was the most mortifying experience. And the photographs were the ugliest, the most contrived. It wasn't me."

River Phoenix

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