Well, a few short years after Stand By Me left theaters, River Phoenix, the actor who played Chris, got totally hot.
Yep. That’s right. River turned into a total dreamboat, and we couldn’t be more excited! Here he is playing Chris in Stand By Me in 1986:
Uh, yes please. More of this. It’s unclear how River Phoenix became such a major-league heartthrob, but it’s certainly a change we can get behind!