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Remember Chris Chambers, the courageous, spirited little kid from Stand By Me?

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Well, a few short years after Stand By Me left theaters, River Phoenix, the actor who played Chris, got totally hot.

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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:

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And here he is 1993. Hottie alert!

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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!

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Swoon!

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