Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

  • Highest Rated: 92% Ghost World (2001)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Deuces Wild (2002)
  • Birthday: Jul 25, 1982
  • Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • One of the hottest teen idols of the mid- to late '90s, talented dramatic actor Brad Renfro also garnered adult fans for building an impressive filmography that includes performances opposite some of Hollywood's most respected actors. A native of Knoxville, TN, Renfro was raised by his grandmother following his parents' divorce. He broke into movies at age ten, when he impressed an audience member during a D.A.R.E. (a national anti-drug organization promoted by local police departments) skit (he was playing a drug dealer). This unknown person recommended Renfro to a talent scout who was holding a national open casting call for a young man to play a traumatized boy who finds himself in the midst of a deadly homicide case in Joel Schumacher's The Client (1994). Renfro, who had no training and no real acting experience, won the part and found himself working opposite such heavy hitters as Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, Ossie Davis, and Mary-Louise Parker. Though such stellar company may have been daunting to others, Renfro held his own and earned positive reviews for his performance. He next played a new kid in town who befriends and decides to find a cure for an AIDS-afflicted boy (veteran child actor Joseph Mazzello) in Peter Horton's heart-tugging The Cure (1995). In 1996, Renfro played Huck Finn to Jonathan Taylor Thomas' Tom Sawyer in Disney's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and then essayed an abused boy (Brad Pitt played him as a vengeful adult) in Sleepers (1996). In 1998, he starred opposite Ian McKellen as a high school student morbidly fascinated by Nazi atrocities who finds himself drawn to an elderly, sinister war criminal in Bryan Singer's sophomore film Apt Pupil. Renfro was found dead at age 25 in January 2008.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

12% The Informers Jack 2009
19% 10th & Wolf Vincent 2006
No Score Yet Hollywood Flies Jamie 2005
44% The Jacket The Stranger $6.3M 2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an American Girl Jay Grubb 2004
No Score Yet The Job Troy Riverside 2003
3% Deuces Wild Bobby $6.1M 2002
No Score Yet Tart William Sellers 2002
92% Ghost World Josh $4.7M 2001
54% Bully Marty Puccio 2001
57% Happy Campers Wichita 2001
No Score Yet Skipped Parts Dothan Talbot 2000
53% Apt Pupil (Un Élève Doué) Todd Bowden 1998
65% Telling Lies in America Karchy Jonas 1997
73% Sleepers Young Michael 1996
25% Tom and Huck Huck Finn 1995
45% The Cure Erik 1995
78% The Client Mark Sway 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Duane Giddins
  • 2006

QUOTES FROM Brad Renfro CHARACTERS

Reggie Love
I have been sober for three years.
Mark Sway
Yeah, right, that's what all the drunks say, how they're gonna get sober and all. They even say that they love you but they don't. And then they come home wasted and beat on you and your mother so bad that you gotta hit 'em in the face with a baseball bat!
Reggie Love
You're talkin' about your daddy, aren't you?
Mark Sway
Yeah, well, I got rid of him. When me and my mom went into court to by our divorce our lawyer SUCKED as usual, so I went up there and told the judge myself about all the beatin's, about how he made us sleep in the street. And that's when my father became my ex-father, and now I got you, and you're a drunk and a bad lawyer too! So now I'm gettin' rid of you, you're fired, okay?
Mark Sway
Thanks, Rev. Roy, you've been a real pain in the ass.
Roy Foltrigg
Thank you, son. I can assure you, you have been an even larger pain in the ass.
Lieutenant
Where are your parents?
Mark Sway
Where are yours?
Lieutenant
Are you even injured?
Mark Sway
Do I look injured?
Lieutenant
Well, we only do injuries.
Mark Sway
Well, I'll just go hit by a truck and come back.
Reggie Love
You've been lyin' to me. You got three to tell me the truth. One.... two.... three....
Reggie Love
You've been lyin' to me. You got three to tell me the truth, One.... two.... three....
Mark Sway
YOU'RE THE LIAR. KEEP THAT DOLLAR. YOU'RE FIRED.
Mark Sway
YOU'RE THE LIAR! KEEP THE DOLLAR! YOU'RE FIRED!