"Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling a product I didn't believe in."
River Phoenix. "On an early date with Plimpton –– dinner at a fancy restaurant –– Phoenix became distraught when his girlfriend ordered soft-shell crabs. The meal was so far from his vegan ideals that he left the restaurant in tears, Plimpton later recalled. Phoenix was a dedicated activist for the environment and animal rights. He was a spokesperson for PETA, which honored him with its Humanitarian Award in 1992."
So...it's not a red carpet. They aren't (weren't) red carpet sort of people. But, still legit, intangible stars. River Pheonix and Johnny Depp.
Argus Fontaine. Aged 19. Born in Quebec to a drug addict mother and an over protective father. He began school in New York but was bullied for his stutter until he stopped going to school all together. He is a musical protégé.