Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

His role as Mark Sway in the John Grisham movie The Client
Brad Barron Renfro was born July,25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1994, Renfro became famous when he made his movie debut in the blockbuster film "The Client." In the film, which also starred Academy Award winners Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones, Brad played the role of eleven-year old Mark Sway. "The Client" was a major success bringing John Grisham's novel to life on the big screen. And Renfro made a name for himself by turning in an unbelievable performance.Brad's second movie was The Cure. It was a moving drama. In The Cure, Brad played Erik, an 11-year old boy who befriends a boy who has AIDS. The film, released on April 21, 1995, was directed by Peter Horton and also starred Joseph Mazzello, Diana Scarwid, Bruce Davison, and Anabella Sciorra. Brad won the 1995 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for his performance in this movie. In 1998, Brad's drama/thriller Apt Pupil was released to theaters on October 23. The film is now available on video and DVD - check out the Apt Pupil page! In this highly-anticipated thriller, directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects), Brad stars as Todd Bowden, a high school student who uncovers the deadly truth about an old man in his town (Lord of the Rings star Ian McKellen). Despite high expectations, the movie met with mixed reviews and poor box office performance.Following Apt Pupil, 1999 was a year filled with movie rumors for Brad. First there was Under the Mimosa with Leanne Rimes, which certainly seemed legit. Production began on Skipped Parts, Tart, and Happy Campers. However, none of these three films would make it to theaters, and they would all take several years to finally end up on video and DVD store shelves. Also in 1999, Brad was rumored (along with every other young male actor) to be in consideration for the role of the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II. Of course, Brad didn't get the part, nor did Leonardo or Elijah, as an actor unknown to anyone who didn't watch Fox Family, Hayden Christensen, was cast in the role for Episodes II and III. Since the projects Brad chose were delayed again and again, he didn't appear on the big screen at all in 1999 or 2000. However, in 2000, he did appear in a small festival film called 2 Little, 2 Late (which nobody seems to know much about), and oddly enough, then lended his voice to a character in the Internet's first animated feature, Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit for the now-defunct Rumpus.com. (If anyone really wants to see this, they can e-mail me, or I can maybe put it up for download.)But, then in 2001, Brad rebounded with two films that gained a lot of critical attention. Bully, based on a true story of misguided Florida teens ganging up to murder, featured Brad in a lead role. The graphic film, directed by the pedophiliac Larry Clark, split critics; Roger Ebert praised it with four stars, while others passed it off as offensive trash made by a director with disturbing agendas.Critics were less split on Ghost World, an offbeat comedy/drama, directed by Terry Zwigoff. Brad's supporting role in the film took backstage to the Oscar-nominated screenplay and critically lauded performances of stars Steve Buscemi and Thora Birch. (You can buy Ghost World on DVD for just $16.99 at Amazon.com!)And it's at THIS point of Brad's career where it looks like the downward spiral of drugs, attempted boat heists, and more drugs finally catches up to him. Like so many other talented young actors, Brad has lived a fast life, and had a number of run-in's with the law. And now, he has just one upcoming film that we know of, the independent project Lifers' Picnic. He was hired to star in New Line's Jason vs. Freddy slasher flick, but quit when he didn't like how it was going. Unfortunately, it looks like the talented peformances we saw in The Client and The Cure are not amounting to much, seven years later. Maybe if he had watched "Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue" when he was growing up, he wouldn't have had such talent go wasted. Source: angelfire.com
If you've never tried drugs, don't. And if you have, pray.More Brad Renfro quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is that what I've become, a piece of meat?More Brad Renfro quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everybody thinks I'm, like, a bad boy. I've had my day, but I just sit at home and play the blues mostly.More Brad Renfro quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would say, stay the hell away from the party scene. Anything you put in front of your goal, and especially something like that, whether it's too much gambling, too much food, too much cold beers on the weekend - anything that you put in front of the prize is going to end up getting in the way and hurting you in the end.More Brad Renfro quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would say, stay the hell away from the party scene. Anything you put in front of your goal, and especially something like that, whether it's too much gambling, too much food, too much cold beers on the weekend - anything that you put in front of the prize is going to end up getting in the way and hurting you in the end.More Brad Renfro quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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