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Brad Renfro

Highest Rated:   92% Ghost World (2001)
Lowest Rated:   3% Deuces Wild (2002)
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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
63% Telling Lies in America
  • Karchy Jonas
1997
74% 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

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