Why Joaquin Phoenix Wants You to Help Change the Lives of 20 Teens

Twenty teenagers are heading to a transformative week-long camp – and Joaquin Phoenix is asking for your help in creating a documentary to share their story.

Teaming up with Be More Heroic and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, Phoenix, 39, is working to raise $40,000 to produce a film that will follow the journey of teenagers from across the country as they attend CAMP MORE.

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6 Celebrities Describe Their Own Struggles with Heroin

While Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death is the most recent to make headlines, heroin claimed the lives of many beloved artists, including Cory Monteith, Janis Joplin, River Phoenix and Chris Farley.

Other stars – from Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie to Samuel L. Jackson – have admitted to dabbling if not struggling with the drug. And many have offered chilling personal accounts of their heroin use.

Remembering River Phoenix: Five Unforgettable Moments in His Short-Lived Career

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of River Phoenix’s untimely death on Oct. 31, 1993.

The actor was just 23 when he died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood due to a drug overdose, but made his mark on the world after starring in beloved films Stand By Me (1986), Running on Empty (1988) and My Own Private Idaho (1991). His final film, Dark Blood, was completed in 2012.

River Phoenix's Final Movie Is Finished, 19 Years After His Death

Halloween marked the 19th anniversary of River Phoenix’s death from a drug overdose in Los Angeles. Now, the final chapter of his professional career is being written, as his last film – left unfinished for almost two decades – has been completed.

Heath Ledger Not Another River Phoenix, Says Director

Don’t glorify Heath Ledger as another iconic Hollywood burnout, says the director of his last movie.

Terry Gilliam – who worked with Ledger just days before the January tragedy – says, “When he died, there were all these nonsensical stories coming out about Heath Ledger, James Dean and River Phoenix, all destroyed by the system.”