When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Consider all your great performances so early: My Own Private Idaho, Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night I was in a Halloween party, and he passed me. He was more than pale - he looked white. Before I had a chance to say ‘Hello’, he was heading to the Viper Room, where he fell and died. That was a lesson.
- Leonardo DiCaprio