He was my first celebrity crush, and it was a crush that has lasted to this day. A piece of my heart belongs to him. Sounds silly because he's someone I have never met a day in my life, but the first person a girl REALLY crushes on is something you don't forget very easily at all. Mini Me (Lexi) was barely introduced to the world when he died.
It really isn't fair that the Academy Awards cut him out of the Oscar Montage of actors and actresses whom we've lost in 2007.
Brad Renfro Cut From Oscar Montage Of Those Who Died
Brad Renfro's last interview:
Link to video of Brad's last interview:
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 25, 1982, he was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and was cast in the motion picture, The Client (1994) which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this would be his zenith, he went on to appear in other films such as The Cure (1995), Tom and Huck (1995), Sleepers (1996) (1996), and _Apt Pupil_ (1998). Renfro won "The Hollywood Reporter's Young Star Award" in 1995 and was nominated as one of People Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30", though addiction problems in his teens and early twenties led to several police arrests and hampered his career. He died of a drug overdose in January 2008, aged 25.