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Joaquin Phoenix fights tears and quotes the lyrics of his late brother River during the Oscar speech

Joaquin Phoenix fights tears and quotes the lyrics of his late brother River during the Oscar speech

Joaquin Phoenix fought back tears and quoted his late brother River as he accepted his best actor trophy for Joker at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday.

The 45-year old born in Puerto Rican was only 19 when River died, 23 years old, from an overdose of morphine and cocaine (speedball).

“I just … I want … when he … when he … when he was 17, my brother wrote this text,” Joaquin struggled to say at the Hollywood Dolby Theater.

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Still grieving: Joaquin Phoenix fought back the tears and quoted his late brother River as he accepted his best actor trophy for Joker at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday

Still grieving: Joaquin Phoenix fought back the tears and quoted his late brother River as he accepted his best actor trophy for Joker at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday

RIP: The 45-year-old born in Puerto Rican was only 19 when River died, 23 years old, from an overdose of morphine and cocaine (shown in 1985)

RIP: The 45-year-old born in Puerto Rican was only 19 when River died, 23 years old, from an overdose of morphine and cocaine (shown in 1985)

RIP: The 45-year-old born in Puerto Rican was only 19 when River died, 23 years old, from an overdose of morphine and cocaine (shown in 1985)

He said, “Run to the rescue, love and peace will follow.”

Phoenix was the one who called 9-1-1 when his teenage idol siblings collapsed and suffered attacks outside the Sunset Strip hotspot The Viper Room before he died on Halloween 1993.

In 1989, River himself was nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for his work in Running on Empty, but Kevin Kline won the prize for A Fish Called Wanda.

The passionate vegetarian and environmental activist surprised the audience for the first time with his performance as troubled child Chris Chambers in Rob Reiner’s drama Stand By Me from 1986.

Joaquin struggled to say on stage at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood: “I just … I want … when he … when he … when he was 17, my brother wrote this text”

Phoenix went on, “He said,” Run to the rescue, love and peace will follow “

Memorial in 1993: Phoenix was the one who called 9-1-1 when his teenage idol brother or sister collapsed outside of Sunset Strip hotspot The Viper Room before he died on Halloween 1993

Memorial in 1993: Phoenix was the one who called 9-1-1 when his teenage idol brother or sister collapsed outside of Sunset Strip hotspot The Viper Room before he died on Halloween 1993

Memorial in 1993: Phoenix was the one who called 9-1-1 when his teenage idol brother or sister collapsed outside of Sunset Strip hotspot The Viper Room before he died on Halloween 1993

Déjà vu: In 1989, River himself was nominated for best supporting actor Oscar for his work in Running on Empty, but Kevin Kline won the prize for A Fish Called Wanda (pictured with then-girlfriend Martha Plimpton)

Déjà vu: In 1989, River himself was nominated for best supporting actor Oscar for his work in Running on Empty, but Kevin Kline won the prize for A Fish Called Wanda (pictured with then-girlfriend Martha Plimpton)

Déjà vu: In 1989, River himself was nominated for best supporting actor Oscar for his work in Running on Empty, but Kevin Kline won the prize for A Fish Called Wanda (pictured with then-girlfriend Martha Plimpton)

River won an Independent Spirit Award in 1992 for his role as narcoleptic gay fan Mike Waters in the eccentric drama My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant.

“I think in almost every movie I made, there was somehow a connection with River,” Joaquin told 60 minutes on January 12, surrounded by his family.

“I think we have all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in different ways.”

Phoenix predicted that his little brother would become a much more successful actor, and he inspired his sister (and former Aleka’s bandmate Attic) Rain’s album 2019, River.

Classical: the passionate vegetarian and environmental activist surprised the audience for the first time with his performance as troubled child Chris Chambers in the drama Stand By Me by Rob Reiner from 1986

Classical: the passionate vegetarian and environmental activist surprised the audience for the first time with his performance as troubled child Chris Chambers in the drama Stand By Me by Rob Reiner from 1986

Classical: the passionate vegetarian and environmental activist surprised the audience for the first time with his performance as troubled child Chris Chambers in the drama Stand By Me by Rob Reiner from 1986

Iconic: River won an Independent Spirit Award in 1992 for his role as narcoleptic gay fan Mike Waters in the eccentric drama My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant

Iconic: River won an Independent Spirit Award in 1992 for his role as narcoleptic gay fan Mike Waters in the eccentric drama My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant

Iconic: River won an Independent Spirit Award in 1992 for his role as narcoleptic gay fan Mike Waters in the eccentric drama My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant

Surrounded by his family, Joaquin told 60 minutes on January 12: “I think that in almost every movie I made, there was somehow a connection with River. I think we have all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in different ways’

Premonition: Phoenix predicted that his little brother would become a much more successful actor, and he inspired his sister Rain's 2019 album River (shown in 1985)

Premonition: Phoenix predicted that his little brother would become a much more successful actor, and he inspired his sister Rain's 2019 album River (shown in 1985)

Premonition: Phoenix predicted that his little brother would become a much more successful actor, and he inspired his sister Rain’s 2019 album River (shown in 1985)

Behind the scenes after his victory, Joaquin got a black face when Oscar-winning presenters Jane Fonda and Olivia Colman tried to comfort him.

The 82-year-old Grace & Frankie actress embraced the ex-cult member of Children of God, after kicking off the Los Angeles chapter of her Fire Drill Friday’s on Friday.

Fortunately Joaquin has his incredible career high and his romance with fiancee Rooney Mara to keep him laughing.

Sympathy: behind the scenes after his victory, Joaquin had a black face when Oscar-winning presenters Jane Fonda (L) and Olivia Colman (R) tried to comfort him

Sympathy: behind the scenes after his victory, Joaquin had a black face when Oscar-winning presenters Jane Fonda (L) and Olivia Colman (R) tried to comfort him

Sympathy: behind the scenes after his victory, Joaquin had a black face when Oscar-winning presenters Jane Fonda (L) and Olivia Colman (R) tried to comfort him

Bonded: The 82-year-old Grace & Frankie actress embraced the ex-cult member of Children of God, after kicking off the Los Angeles chapter of her Fire Drill Friday with him

Bonded: The 82-year-old Grace & Frankie actress embraced the ex-cult member of Children of God, after kicking off the Los Angeles chapter of her Fire Drill Friday with him

Bonded: The 82-year-old Grace & Frankie actress embraced the ex-cult member of Children of God, after kicking off the Los Angeles chapter of her Fire Drill Friday with him

“I am so grateful now”: Joaquin fortunately has an incredible career and his romance with fiancee Rooney Mara to keep him laughing

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar Speech

I am so grateful now. I do not feel superior to my fellow nominees or anyone else in this room because we share the same love – that is the love of film. And this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I would be without.

But I think the biggest gift it has given me, and many people in it [this industry] is the possibility to use our voice for the voiceless. I have thought about some of the distressing problems that we have had to deal with collectively. I think sometimes we feel that we are in favor of different causes. But for me I see community. I think whether we are talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous or animal rights, we are talking about the fight against injustice.

We are talking about fighting the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, one species, has the right to dominate, use and control another with impunity.

I think we have become very detached from the natural world. Many of us are guilty of a self-centered worldview and we believe that we are the center of the universe. We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel the right to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of fear are undeniable. Then we take her milk that is intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and breakfast cereals.

We fear the idea of ​​personal change because we think we have to sacrifice something; to give up something. But people at our best are so creative and inventive, and we can create, develop and implement change systems that are beneficial to all conscious beings and the environment.

I have been a villain all my life, I have been selfish. I have been cruel sometimes, hard to work with, and I am thankful that so many of you in this room have given me a second chance. I think that’s when we are at our best: when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for our past mistakes, but when we help each other grow. When we educate each other; when we guide each other towards salvation.

When he was 17, my brother [River] wrote this text. He said: “Help with love and peace.”

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