Wednesday, January 16

Brad Renfro 7-25-1982 - 1-15-2008.

Los Angeles - Actor Brad Renfro, whose career began promisingly with a childhood role in "The Client" but rapidly faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol, was found dead Tuesday in his home. He was 25.

What a shame. These are four of his movies I’ve seen. I liked them all. Very much. All are a little different.

The Jacket:

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Ghost World:

Enid and Rebecca are social outsiders who, after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek.

Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

The Client:

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony LaPaglia, Mary Louis Parker

Apt Pupil:

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Brad Renfro, Ian McKellen


Johnny Yen said...

I was saddened by the news. The Client came out the year my son was born; in my mind's eye, Brad Renfro is still the little boy in the movie.

Toccata said...

What a shame. 25 is far too young to die in such a needless way.

busterp said...

Hi Johnny. Me too. He made some good movies.

Hi toccata. In the course of a few days, we have another one gone. Total waste.