Joaquin Phoenix and Family Come Together to Present First Ever River Phoenix Humanitarian Award
The award was presented to filmmaker Shaun Monson on Wednesday
Family comes first for the Phoenixes.
The family walked the red carpet together and stopped to put their arms around each other and pose for photos as a family. The ladies wore dresses with complementing colors of blue, purple, black and gray.
Joaquin, 40, kept his look casual and cool with a white button-down and a black patterned tie. He tucked most of his shirt into a pair of black skinny jeans with a matching black leather belt. He also sported Converse sneakers and sunglasses.
The family took the stage at the Hollywood Palladium to present the first ever River Phoenix Humanitarian Award. They were joined on stage by Jeffrey Wiseberg, the executive director of the River Phoenix Center for Peace Building.
The family spoke fondly of River’s dedication to animal rights while presenting the award to filmmaker Shaun Monson.
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River scored fame early on as an acclaimed young actor before his unexpected death at the age of 23 due to a drug overdose in October 1993. The actor is best remembered for his roles in Stand by Me and Running on Empty, for which he received an Oscar nomination.