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Brad Renfro is a Actor, Associate Producer and In Memory Of American born on 25 july 1982 at Knoxville (USA)

Brad Renfro

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Birth name Brad Barron Renfro
Nationality USA
Birth 25 july 1982 at Knoxville (USA)
Death 15 january 2008 (at 25 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor and musician. He made his film debut at the age of eleven in the lead role of Joel Schumacher's The Client, going on to star in 21 feature films, several short films, and two television episodes. However his career faded rapidly due to alcoholism and substance abuse. He died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25.


Brad Barron Renfro est le fils d'Angela et Mark Renfro, un employé d'usine.

À partir de l'âge de 5 ans, il est élevé par sa grand-mère paternelle, Joanne Barron Renfro.

Brad Renfro a été découvert par Mali Finn un directeur de casting à l'âge de 10 ans, ce qui l'amène à jouer par la suite dans le film de Joel Schumacher Le Client sorti en 1994 aux côtés de Susan Sarandon et Tommy Lee Jones. C'est sur recommandation du shérif du coin qui a vu Brad dans des pièces de théâtre pour la prévention de la toxicomanie (programme D.A.R.E.) que la machine se met en branle.

En 1996, il joue dans le film Sleepers aux côtés de Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon et Dustin Hoffman. Deux ans plus tard, on le retrouve dans Un élève doué de Bryan Singer, adapté d'une nouvelle de Stephen King. En 2001, il coproduit Bully, film de Larry Clark dans lequel il joue le rôle principal, aux côtés de Nick Stahl.

Peu à peu stigmatisé par ses déboires avec la justice et ses addictions, sa carrière stagne. Il se tourne alors vers sa première passion, la musique, et fonde le groupe Frodad.

Sa dernière apparition au grand écran est dans The Informers, adaptation du recueil de nouvelles Zombies de Bret Easton Ellis sortie à l'été 2008.

Brad Renfro est retrouvé mort dans sa villa de Los Angeles le 15 janvier 2008, d'une overdose d'héroïne.

Best films

Ghost World (2001)

Usually with

Larry Clark
Larry Clark
(1 films)
David McKenna
David McKenna
(1 films)
Don Murphy
Don Murphy
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brad Renfro (19 films)

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, 4h
Directed by Daniel Farrands
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Serial killer films, Documentary films about films
Actors Heather Langenkamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating85% 4.2820154.2820154.2820154.2820154.282015
Depuis des décennies, Freddy Krueger s'est frayé un chemin à travers les rêves d'innombrables jeunes, effrayant plus d'un demi-milliard de dollars au box-office à travers huit films terrifiants et spectaculaires.
The Informers, 1h38
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Brad Renfro, Amber Heard
Roles Jack
Rating48% 2.4499452.4499452.4499452.4499452.449945
The movie opens in 1983 at an elegant L.A. party at a mansion. Bruce (Fernando Consagra) wanders away from the party and is killed by a speeding car. After the funeral, his friends Graham, Martin and Tim sit drinking on a fancy hotel patio. Only Raymond is truly devastated and cries bitterly. The friends dismiss Raymond's tears. When Raymond leaves, Graham follows him.
10th & Wolf, 1h47
Directed by Robert Moresco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi, Brad Renfro, Piper Perabo, Dash Mihok, Lesley Ann Warren
Roles Vincent
Rating62% 3.1466253.1466253.1466253.1466253.146625
Tommy is the son of a Mafia hitman, who, after his father is killed by a rival, moves with his younger brother to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Philadelphia. The sole member of his family who is not involved in crime, Tommy joins the Marines and fights in Operation Desert Storm. Becoming disillusioned when the conflict ended with Saddam Hussein still in power. and disenchanted with military service, Tommy assaults an MP, and steals a colonel's Jeep. Arrested when the jeep runs out of gas, the movie opens with Tommy in the brig at a US Marine base.
The Jacket
The Jacket (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by John Maybury
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Alternate history films, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro
Roles The Stranger
Rating70% 3.548713.548713.548713.548713.54871
After miraculously recovering from a bullet wound to the head, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) returns to Vermont in 1992, suffering from periods of amnesia. While walking, he sees a young girl, Jackie (Laura Marano), and her alcoholic mother (Kelly Lynch) in despair beside their broken-down truck. Starks and Jackie quickly form a certain affinity; she asks him to give her his dogtags and he does so. He gets the truck started for them and continues on his way. Shortly after, a man driving along the same highway gives Jack a ride and they get pulled over by a policeman. The scene changes: Starks is found lying on the deserted roadside near the dead policeman, with a slug from the policeman's gun in his body. The murder weapon is on the ground nearby. Although he testifies there was someone else at the scene, he is not believed because of his amnesia. Starks is found not guilty by reason of insanity and is incarcerated in a mental institution.
The Job
The Job (2003)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Daryl Hannah, Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain, Eric Mabius, Alex Rocco, Joseph Whipp
Roles Troy Riverside
Rating43% 2.163762.163762.163762.163762.16376
A hit woman is contracted to perform one final job before she leaves her life of cold-blooded killing behind forever. She is now faced with the challenge of dealing with carrying out the contract she accepted and her own moral values.
American Girl, 1h28
Directed by Jordan Brady
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jena Malone, Erik von Detten, Brad Renfro, Alicia Witt, Michelle Forbes, Kevin Gage
Roles Jay Grubb
Rating58% 2.9491952.9491952.9491952.9491952.949195
The movie revolves around a teenage girl named Rena, a suicidal teenager whose father is serving a long prison sentence. The boy she likes only uses her for sex and other teenage girls tease her relentlessly.
Deuces Wild, 1h38
Directed by Scott Kalvert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, Fairuza Balk, Norman Reedus, Max Perlich, Balthazar Getty
Roles Bobby
Rating56% 2.80112.80112.80112.80112.8011
Leon (Stephen Dorff) and Bobby (Brad Renfro) are brothers and members of the Deuces, a Brooklyn street gang. Ever since the death of their other brother Alphonse "Allie Boy" from a drug overdose at the hands of Marco (Norman Reedus), they keep drugs off their block. This puts them in opposition to the Vipers, another local gang headed by Marco who want to sell drugs in the neighborhood. On the eve of Marco's return from a three-year stint in prison, a gang war seems imminent. Marco plans revenge against Leon, whom he believes ratted him out to the police.
Bully (2001)
, 1h53
Directed by Larry Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Rape and revenge films
Actors Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Kelli Garner, Leo Fitzpatrick
Roles Marty Puccio
Rating68% 3.4487453.4487453.4487453.4487453.448745
Ali Willis (Bijou Phillips) and Lisa Connelly (Rachel Miner) are friends with Bobby Kent (Nick Stahl) and Marty Puccio (Brad Renfro). They all go out on a double date. While in a parked car, Ali performs oral sex on Bobby, while Lisa and Marty have sex in the back seat. Lisa later learns she is pregnant, but is afraid that the child is Bobby's instead of Marty's, since Bobby raped her after beating Marty unconscious. Bobby emotionally and physically abuses Marty, and also rapes Ali. Lisa eventually proposes that they murder Bobby. Ali recruits her new boyfriend, Donny (Michael Pitt), and her friend, Heather Swallers (Kelli Garner), while Lisa recruits her cousin, Derek Dzvirko (Daniel Franzese). After doing drugs and having sex, the teens make their first attempt, but back out. Realizing they need help, they hire a supposed "hitman", Derek Kaufman (Leo Fitzpatrick), who is just a tough-talking adolescent.
Ghost World, 1h51
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Steve Buscemi, Pat Healy
Roles Josh
Rating72% 3.6487453.6487453.6487453.6487453.648745
Best friends Enid and Rebecca face summer after their high-school graduation. The girls are social outcasts, but Rebecca is more popular with boys than Enid. Enid's diploma is held on the condition that she attend a remedial art class. Even though she is a talented artist, her art teacher, Roberta, believes art must be socially meaningful and dismisses Enid's sketches as "light entertainment."
Happy Campers, 1h34
Directed by Daniel Waters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Brad Renfro, Dominique Swain, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Emily Bergl, Jaime King, Justin Long
Roles Wichita
Rating54% 2.7021252.7021252.7021252.7021252.702125
When the rule-enforcing camp director at Camp Bleeding Dove gets struck by lightning, the counselors find themselves in sole charge of their campers, and themselves. The diverse group of college freshmen counselors create a camp experience that their campers will never forget. They stray from the rules and create a fun, yet crazy and often irresponsible environment. Each counselor, and some of the campers, find themselves maturing in their own way, yet are still able to create an interesting bond with each other that can only happen at summer camp.
Tart (2001)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Nora Zehetner, Mischa Barton, Alberta Watson
Roles William Sellers
Rating47% 2.351682.351682.351682.351682.35168
Cat Storm (Dominique Swain) is a teenager attending an elite preparatory school in Manhattan. Cat begins to fall in with the popular crowd at her prep school, abandoning her longtime friend, Delilah (Bijou Phillips), who is expelled from the school. Cat surrounds herself with some of the school's most popular students, befriending Grace (Mischa Barton), an English exchange student.
Skipped Parts, 1h40
Directed by Tamra Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mischa Barton, Bug Hall, Brad Renfro, R. Lee Ermey
Roles Dothan Talbot
Rating61% 3.097963.097963.097963.097963.09796
The film starts in 1963, with liberal-minded Lydia, and her 14-year-old son Sam. Lydia's father is running for governor of North Carolina, and he does not want Lydia and Sam in his way, so the two are banished from North Carolina. Arriving in Wyoming, Lydia only wants to have a good time and Sam is never allowed to call her "Mom" (she wants him to call her "Lydia").
Apt Pupil
Apt Pupil (1998)
, 1h51
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, David Schwimmer, Joshua Jackson, Bruce Davison, Elias Koteas
Roles Todd Bowden
Rating66% 3.3484153.3484153.3484153.3484153.348415
In southern California in 1984, 16-year-old high school student Todd Bowden (Renfro) discovers that his elderly neighbor, Arthur Denker (McKellen), is in reality Kurt Dussander — a former Sturmbannführer in the SS who is now a fugitive war criminal hiding from justice. Todd blackmails Dussander by threatening to turn him in to the police. However, the teenager is fascinated with Nazi atrocities perpetrated during World War II, and forces Dussander to share disturbing stories of what it was like working at Nazi extermination camps, and how it felt to participate in genocide.
Telling Lies in America, 1h41
Directed by Guy Ferland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Calista Flockhart, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Luke Wilson, Maximilian Schell
Roles Karchy 'Chucky' Jonas
Rating61% 3.097473.097473.097473.097473.09747
Karchy Jonas (Brad Renfro) is a 17-year-old high-school student (who emigrated from Hungary 7 years earlier) trying to find his way in the world. He meets radio personality Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who takes him under his wing. However, authorities are after Billy for accepting payola from record companies to give their songs air time.