Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

Highest Rated: 93% Ghost World (2001)

Lowest Rated: 3% Deuces Wild (2002)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1982

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

A precociously talented child star who fell prey to Hollywood's all-too-common tragic trajectory, Brad Renfro wowed critics and fans with his debut opposite Susan Sarandon in the John Grisham adaptation "The Client" (1994). Tween-friendly turns in the AIDS-themed drama "The Cure" (1995) and opposite Jonathan Taylor Thomas in "Tom and Huck" (1995) augured teen idolhood, but the hard-edged Renfro resisted being packaged. Gravitating towards darker, unconventional material, Renfro revealed much of himself in a string of sensitive but emotionally damaged characters in projects like "Sleepers" (1996) as the younger version of Brad Pitt, "Apt Pupil" (1998) as a twisted teen homoerotically fascinated by a former Nazi, an abused youth driven to murder his best friend in Larry Clark's powerful "Bully" (2001), and a sweet-natured but aimless convenience store clerk in the cult favorite "Ghost World" (2001). Renfro's personal demons and drug and alcohol addiction proved his undoing, and just as his child stardom was transitioning into an interesting and offbeat adult acting career, Renfro descended into never-ending legal troubles that destroyed his personal and professional lives. Tragically, the talented young actor died of a heroin overdose on Jan. 15, 2008, reminding more than a few of River Phoenix, and robbing himself and the world of ever realizing his amazing, unconventional potential.

Highest rated movies

Ghost World
The Client
Telling Lies in America
Happy Campers
Apt Pupil
The Cure




12% 18% The Informers Jack (Character) - 2009
19% 52% 10th and Wolf Vincent (Character) $53.5K 2006
44% 73% The Jacket The Stranger (Character) $6.3M 2005
No Score Yet 14% Mummy an' the Armadillo Wyatte (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 36% Hollywood Flies Jamie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Job Troy Riverside (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 48% American Girl Jay Grubb (Character) - 2002
3% 51% Deuces Wild Bobby (Character) $6.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Car Kid Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Theory of the Leisure Class Billy (Character) - 2001
57% 62% Happy Campers Wichita (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 31% Tart William Sellers (Character) - 2001
93% 84% Ghost World Josh (Character) $6.2M 2001
55% 69% Bully Marty Puccio (Character) $510.1K 2001
No Score Yet 61% Skipped Parts Dothan Talbot (Character) - 2000
53% 56% Apt Pupil Todd Bowden (Character) $8.8M 1998
61% 45% Telling Lies in America Karchy "Chucky" Jonas (Character) $275.2K 1997
73% 85% Sleepers Young Michael Sullivan (Character) $53.3M 1996
45% 85% The Cure Erik (Character) $2.5M 1995
25% 42% Tom and Huck Huck Finn (Character) $23.9M 1995
78% 69% The Client Mark Sway (Character) $90.8M 1994


No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006