First brothers to receive Oscar nominations for best actor
Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix
United States ()
River Phoenix (USA, 23 August 1970­ - 31 October 1993) received an American Academy Award nomination (at the 1989 ceremony) for Best Actor ­at the age of 17 ­ for his role in Sidney Lumet's (USA) Running on Empty (USA, 1988); his brother Joaquin (USA, b. 28 October 1974) received his nomination (at the 2006 ceremony) for Walk the Line (USA, 2005). Neither brother went on to win the coveted statue.