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Phil Alden Robinson, who directed Phoenix in last year’s ‘Sneakers,’ called him terrific to work with and extremely talented. “There are two rivers flowing through him–one is the adventurous young man, and the other is a very old-fashioned, gentlemanly, kind soul,” Robinson said.
The adventure, said Robinson, was in his acting: “He loved to take chances with his work.
—  LA Times (November, 1993)