Brad Renfro

Brad Barron Renfro was an American actor born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and made his film debut cast in the lead role of the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this would be his zenith, he went on to appear in other films, including The Cure (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), Sleepers (1996), and Apt Pupil (1998). He went on to star in a total of 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes during his career. Renfro won The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award in 1995 and was nominated as one of People magazine's "Top 30 Under 30," though addiction problems in his teens and early 20s led to several police arrests and much of his later career was marred by a pattern of substance abuse which hampered his career. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008, at the young age of 25.

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10th & Wolf (2006)

A former street thug returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Moresco
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Leo Rossi  •  Dennis Hopper

A former street thug returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Moresco
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Leo Rossi  •  Dennis Hopper

Apt Pupil (1998)

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bruce Davison  •  David Schwimmer

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bruce Davison  •  David Schwimmer

Bully (2001)

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A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Nick Stahl  •  Rachel Miner

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Clark
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Nick Stahl  •  Rachel Miner

Ghost World (2001)

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Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Thora Birch  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Brad Renfro

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Thora Birch  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Brad Renfro

Skipped Parts (2000)

A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Mischa Barton  •  Bug Hall

A woman and her son must leave a small South Carolina town because of her wild behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Mischa Barton  •  Bug Hall

Sleepers (1996)

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Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

The Jacket (2005)

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A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maybury
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Keira Knightley  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Maybury
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Keira Knightley  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Client (1994)

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A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Tom and Huck (1995)

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brad Renfro  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Michael McShane

A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hewitt
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Brad Renfro  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Michael McShane

American Girl (2002)

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

A pregnant teenager is determined to leave her trailer park home with the hope of living a happy family life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Harmony Blossom  •  Erik von Detten  •  Brad Renfro

The Cure (1995)

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Horton
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Aeryk Egan  •  Nicky Katt  •  Diana Scarwid

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Horton
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Aeryk Egan  •  Nicky Katt  •  Diana Scarwid

Deuces Wild (2002)

1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the streets of New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Kalvert
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Brad Renfro  •  Norman Reedus

1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the streets of New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Kalvert
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Brad Renfro  •  Norman Reedus

Tart (2001)

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A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christina Wayne
CAST:  Dominique Swain  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Mischa Barton

A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christina Wayne
CAST:  Dominique Swain  •  Brad Renfro  •  Bijou Phillips  •  Mischa Barton

Happy Campers (2001)

Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Waters
CAST:  Jaime King  •  Emily Bergl  •  Dominique Swain  •  Monica Hewes

Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Waters
CAST:  Jaime King  •  Emily Bergl  •  Dominique Swain  •  Monica Hewes

The Car Kid (2002)

Two unlikely heroes become connected through their love of music, and on the day they meet, their lives are changed forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tricia Brock
CAST:  James Franco  •  Meat Loaf  •  Brad Renfro  •  Mark Anthony Williams

Two unlikely heroes become connected through their love of music, and on the day they meet, their lives are changed forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tricia Brock
CAST:  James Franco  •  Meat Loaf  •  Brad Renfro  •  Mark Anthony Williams

Hollywood Flies (2005)

While on a road trip, a man and his sister pick up two hitchhikers (Brad Renfro, Vinnie Jones) on the run for murder and armed robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabio Segatori
CAST:  Casper Van Dien  •  Brad Renfro  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Bianca Guaccero

While on a road trip, a man and his sister pick up two hitchhikers (Brad Renfro, Vinnie Jones) on the run for murder and armed robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fabio Segatori
CAST:  Casper Van Dien  •  Brad Renfro  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Bianca Guaccero

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

Mummy An' the Armadillo (2004)

Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family (Lori Heuring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.S. Cardone
CAST:  Betty Buckley  •  Lori Heuring  •  Clare Kramer  •  Busy Philipps

Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family (Lori Heuring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.S. Cardone
CAST:  Betty Buckley  •  Lori Heuring  •  Clare Kramer  •  Busy Philipps

2 Little, 2 Late (1999)

A flurry of stories about different students at a local high school after racial tensions erupt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Smith
CAST:  Vicellous Reon Shannon  •  Brad Renfro  •  Heather McComb  •  Wil Horneff

A flurry of stories about different students at a local high school after racial tensions erupt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Smith
CAST:  Vicellous Reon Shannon  •  Brad Renfro  •  Heather McComb  •  Wil Horneff

The Informers (2008)

A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Kim Basinger  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Winona Ryder

A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregor Jordan
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Kim Basinger  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Winona Ryder
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