Brad Renfro
American actor
Brad Renfro
Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes. However his career rapidly faded due to a pattern of alcoholism and substance abuse. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008.
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Brad Renfro's personal information overview.
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Wilfred, "Isolation": the two Wilfreds - TV Geek Army
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Bully is an extremely disturbing movie - one that I squint and squirm my way through, yet have seen at least three times - in which Brad Renfro's character continues to remain friends with Nick Stahl's character despite the the fact that Stahl
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Sherpa's Top 10: Best 'Friends' movies - STLtoday.com
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Apt Pupil (1999): Starring Ian McKellen as an old Nazi war criminal whose secret is uncovered by a teen (Brad Renfro) in the neighborhood looking for a school paper subject. David Schwimmer plays the kid's caring teacher, who is blackmailed by the
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Urwisy w akcji - Rzeczpospolita
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Za kamerą stanął Peter Hewitt (w 2004 r. zrealizował „Garfielda"), chłopców zagrali Jonathan Taylor Thomas i Brad Renfro. Ten drugi był świetnie zapowiadającym się aktorem. Wystąpił m.in. w „Kliencie" Joela Schumachera (1995) i „Uśpionych" (1996)
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James Franco Announces Film Tribute to Brad Renfro - Knoxville Metro Pulse
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Back in 2008, we noted that the Oscar ceremony's traditional tribute to Hollywood figures who had died that year didn't include Brad Renfro, who died that January from a drug overdose. We also noted that we weren't the only ones to
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Val Kilmer per Harmony Korine - Sentieri Selvaggi
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Rebel, questo il titolo, è un'"ode interrogativa all'iconografia di Hollywood", un'installazione dedicata a James Dean e a Brad Renfro, l'attore di Sleepers e L'allievo tragicamente scomparso giovanissimo. (mp.)
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Five Horrible Teachers Onscreen - DrJays.com Live
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Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil: McKellen's character isn't an actual teacher, but the escaped Nazi war criminal does provide lessons in cruelty to high school valedictorian Brad Renfro. Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter films: Professor Snape works for the
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Daniel Radcliffe and the Chamber of Child-Star Secrets - Autostraddle
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The media generally delights in these “trainwrecks” but nobody's laughing when self-destruction leads to permanent consequences, as it has recently for former child stars Corey Haim and Brad Renfro. I'll finish this article with a confession: Daniel
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A New Remake Of Huckleberry Finn To Star Jake T. Austin - BSCkids
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It will be interesting to see how the movie contrasts with the 90s version of “Tom and Huck” with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro. This was a Disney film of 1995. In my opinion, there were too many differences between the book,”Adventures of Tom
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Casting Bits: Scarlett Johansson in 'Can a Song Save Your Life?', Mia Maestro ... - /FILM (blog)
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[Variety] Discuss: I really can't even think about this Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn project without remembering the last film I saw about those characters — the 1995 Disney film Tom and Huck, starring then-teen heartthrobs JTT and Brad Renfro (RIP)
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Jake T. Austin Joins Joel Courtney in 'Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn' - First Showing
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The last time Tom and Huck got together it was in the aptly named Disney feature Tom and Huck with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and the late Brad Renfro playing the two troublemakers respectively. In that film, the two witness a graveyard murder and swear an
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Joel Courtney, Star of SUPER 8, Set To Play Tom Sawyer - Review St. Louis
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The last film I remember seeing about the literary hero is TOM AND HUCK starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro. Let's hope this film is better than that '95 family film. The other film Joel has on his plate is a horror film titled THE HEALER,
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“Super 8″ star Joel Courtney is the new “Tom Sawyer” - Up and Comers
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It's been 16 years since Mark Twain's iconic trouble-maker has been seen on a big screen – in 1995′s “Tom and Huck”, which also starred the late Brad Renfro as Huckleberry Finn – but a new Tom Sawyer is finally on his way. Variety reports the young
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Five Unsung Prison Movies It's Worth Enduring Solitary To See - Sabotage Times
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Willem Dafoe plays the Eddie-esque Earl Copen, a lifer who takes it upon himself to make things easier for 'fresh fish' Ron Decker (Edward Furlong, who's cornered the market for essaying troubled young men now Brad Renfro's gone to the great reform
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James Franco Wants to Sell You A $550 Switchblade - Gizmodo
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Mat Honan —Do you want to buy a Brad Renfro Forever knife from James Franco? Of course you do! The Thing quarterly (which is a magazine that costs $75 per issue) will sell you one for just $550. We do not quite understand the Brad Renfro connection
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James Franco's Brad Renfro Tribute Billboard Revealed - AceShowbiz
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James Franco's loyalty of his pal, the late Brad Renfro, is displayed on a giant Billboard. The actor's latest art project called "Rebel" shows a black and white picture of him with his right arm being etched with the word "Brad" using a switchblade
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James Franco: Brad Renfro Billboard Tribute! - Just Jared
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It shows James having the word “Brad” etched into his right shoulder with a switchblade, which is a tribute to his 2002 Deuces Wild co-star, Brad Renfro, (Brad passed away in 2008 of a heroin overdose at the age of 25.) The pictures are from James'
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James Franco the musician? Actor set to release EP 'Turn It Up' in July - Los Angeles Times (blog)
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After acting on the big screen and in soap operas, writing, going to school, painting, directing, cutting Brad Renfro's name into his arm and generally being more awesome than the rest of the world, Franco is now adding "musician" to his resume. ... -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brad Renfro
    TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 25
    His body was returned to Tennessee, where he was buried on January 22, 2008 north of Knoxville, at Red House Cemetery in the small community of Blaine.
    More Details Hide Details Seventeen days after Renfro's death, his grandmother Joanne—who had accompanied him regularly during his early acting career—died at her home at the age of 76. Local officials stated that she died of natural causes. Mark Foster of Foster the People was Renfro's roommate and wrote a song about his death called "Downtown." In 2012, actor James Franco had the name "Brad" tattooed on his right shoulder in memory of Renfro, which was documented by the art magazine The Thing Quarterly. Franco also produced a limited edition series of switchblades bearing the words "Renfro" and "Forever."
    Renfro was found dead on January 15, 2008 in his Los Angeles apartment.
    More Details Hide Details He was 25 years old.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In June 2007, Renfro was found to have violated his probation by not enrolling in a long-term drug treatment program.
    More Details Hide Details A judge warned him that if he violated probation two more times, he could be sentenced to a live-in rehab program or to jail time.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    In May 2006, he spent 10 days in jail for convictions of driving while under the influence and attempted heroin possession.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    On December 22, 2005, Renfro was arrested by LAPD officers during an undercover drug sweep of Skid Row and was charged with attempted possession of heroin.
    More Details Hide Details A photograph showing the actor in handcuffs made the front page of the Los Angeles Times. Renfro admitted to a detective that he was using heroin and methadone. In court, he pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to three years' probation.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    On January 14, 2002, Renfro violated his probation again and was arrested on charges of public intoxication and driving without a valid license in Knoxville.
    More Details Hide Details He was put into a three-month substance abuse treatment program as a result.
  • 2001
    Age 18
    In May 2001 he was arrested for underage drinking, which violated his probation.
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    In January 2001, Renfro was sentenced to probation of two years and ordered to pay repair costs of the vessel to its owner and investigative costs to Lauderdale Police Department.
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  • 2000
    Age 17
    On August 28, 2000, Renfro and his friend Harold Bond tried to steal a 45-foot yacht from Fort Lauderdale harbor.
    More Details Hide Details They were arrested on the same night and Renfro was charged with grand theft and criminal mischief.
  • 1998
    Age 15
    On June 3, 1998, Renfro, then 15, and his 19-year-old cousin were arrested and charged with drug possession.
    More Details Hide Details He was carrying two small bags of cocaine in a cigarette box and a bag of marijuana in his sock. He avoided trial by agreeing to be screened randomly for drugs and evaluated for any substance abuse problems in his plea bargain.
    In 1998, he starred opposite Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil, directed by Bryan Singer.
    More Details Hide Details The several films that followed gained little attention, the majority going straight to video. He played Leon S. Kennedy in a live-action ad for Resident Evil 2, which aired in Japan. Renfro went on to act in other films, including 2001's Ghost World and Bully, 2002's Confessions of an American Girl, and 2005's The Jacket. He also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and completed filming on the film The Informers, co-starring Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder and Billy Bob Thornton. Renfro was the cousin of Jesse Hasek, lead singer of the band 10 Years, and featured in the first version of the music video for their song "Wasteland". He also featured in the video for N*E*R*D song Provider, playing the part of a petty drug dealer. Renfro fathered one child: a son, Yamato Renfro, who was born in 2003. His name and age were initially withheld in Renfro's obituary, which listed him as "Y. Renfro," out of his family's concerns for privacy. The existence of Yamato was not known to the general public until after his father's death. He was raised solely in Japan by his mother.
  • 1995
    Age 12
    In 1995, Renfro was cast in Sleepers, based on the novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra.
    More Details Hide Details The film was directed by Barry Levinson and co-starred Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman, Ron Eldard and Brad Pitt.
    That year, he played Huckleberry "Huck" Finn in 1995's Tom and Huck with Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
    More Details Hide Details He also won a second "Young Star" award, as well as the "Young Artist" award, for his performance in The Cure.
    In 1995, he won Hollywood Reporters "Young Star" award, and was nominated as one of People's "Top 30 Under 30."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 10
    His casting was announced in May 1993, and the movie was filmed in the summer of that year.
    More Details Hide Details Based on the bestselling John Grisham novel, it became one of the top-grossing films of 1994.
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1982.
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