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How old was River Phoenix in the movie Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia?

River Phoenix was 12 in Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia when he played the character 'Brian Ellsworth'.

That was over 39 years ago in 1984.

In 1993 he died aged just 23, starring in 22 films in his career, 21 since Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

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Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia scores 0 out of 10 on The Movie Database.

River Phoenix's first acting role was as 'Brian Ellsworth' in Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia, released in 1984 when he was 13.

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