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Brad Renfro

Brad Barron Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008) was an American actor. 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 rapidly faded due to a pattern of alcoholism and substance abuse. He died from a heroin overdose on January 15, 2008. Renfro was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the son of Angela and Mark Renfro, who was a factory worker. He was raised from the age of five by his paternal grandmother, Joanne Barron Renfro, a church secretary. When he was ten, Renfro was discovered by Mali Finn, a casting director for Joel Schumacher. Cast by Finn as the lead in Schumacher's The Client, Renfro starred alongside Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. His casting was announced in May 1993, and the movie was filmed in the summer of that year. Based on the bestselling John Grisham novel, it became one of the top-grossing films of 1994. In 1995, he won Hollywood Reporter's "Young Star" award, and was nominated as one of People's "Top 30 Under 30." That year, he played Huckleberry "Huck" Finn in 1995's Tom and Huck with Jonathan

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Brad Renfro Dies

Brad Renfro Dies

TMZ has learned actor Brad Renfro is dead.The 25-year-old actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home this morning. The cause of death has not been determined, however, Renfro had a history of… READ MORE >

Brad Renfro's Day in Court

Brad Renfro's Day in Court

Former child actor Brad Renfro appeared in good spirits after getting positive marks on his most recent progress report in court today.insertBCSinglePlayer(1379196620);The 23-year-old actor was… READ MORE >

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