Joaquin Phoenix: His Brother River Died In His Arms

Liv Tyler and Joaquin Phoenix in the 1997 film, Inventing the Abbotts.
September 21, 2019 - 22:20 / Cynthia Springer

As the new "Joker", Joaquin Phoenix has proved himself to take on many diverse roles as an actor. In his acting career, he has won both a Grammy and Golden Globe Award, as well as receiving three Oscar nominations. For him, he feels he owes his career success to his late brother, River Phoenix.

Joaquin Phoenix is one of Hollywood's veteran actors, with praise among fans and critics alike for many of his renowned films. Yet, almost 26 years ago to the day, his talented brother, River, tragically passed of an overdose. See what happened that night, and how this has affected Joaquin's view on acting in the video above...

Joaquin and River are the only brothers ever nominated for an Academy Award

Joaquin Phoenix attends the Joker premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on September 09, 201.