"Some interview," he jokes. "You'd better be a marathon runner to do a story on this family. Summer's talking in the living room, I'm talking here, and Leaf is probably talking underwater."

                                        River Phoenix—ym JUNE/JULY 1987

“He raved about his brother Joaquin's acting talent, saying Joaquin was a much better actor than he was.”

      Peter Bogdanovich

Recalls Iris Burton, "River used to say to me, 'Joaquin's better than all of us.'"

While brother Leaf praises, “River’s music is terrific! I’ve always dreamed about writing songs and playing the guitar like him.  He’s teaching me now, so maybe someday we can be partners.”

For more photos of Joaquin, please see the following page:

The Phoenix Family

Web sites dedicated to Joaquin:


JustJoaquin.com - Your Joaquin Phoenix Blogspot



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