- "I love the Indiana Jones films and being part of one was a lot of fun for me. It's all non-stop action: running and jumping, twisting and turning, fumbling, finding, keeping from the bad guys. It's only a small part - only ten minutes at the movie's beginning but I really enjoyed it."
- ―River Phoenix on filming Last Crusade[src]
River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) played a younger version of Indiana Jones in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade having previously played Harrison Ford's son in the 1986 film The Mosquito Coast. Phoenix died in 1993 from a drug overdose of speedballs in the Viper Room on Halloween morning.