Michael J Fox Has Reflected On An “Act Of Kindness” From River Phoenix

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Oct. 27, 2022

The moment in question happened over 30 years ago when Fox was filming 1991’s Doc Hollywood, which was shot in a small Florida town where Phoenix “had a place”.

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“River Phoenix and his brother [Joaquin Phoenix] had a place there, and River would take us out,” Fox recalled.

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Fox recalls. "He used to come and scoop us up and take us to his place and have a barbecue."

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"It’s funny because that was an act of kindness that was built on an act of kindness."

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Fox believes the thoughtful gesture stemmed from his own act of kindness towards Rivers, which happened on the set of Fox's former series Family Ties.

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River — who died at 23 in 1993 from combined drug intoxication — served as a guest star in a previous episode.

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Fox said that despite Phoenix’s reservations, the late actor was “phenomenal” at the time. “I guess that’s why he was always so nice to me when he became a huge star,”

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"Everything we did, the motive was pure. We know the agenda. I just want to cure Parkinson's, we just want to get it done."

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