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Troubled actor Brad Renfro found dead at age 25 in L.A.
LA Times ^ | 1/15/08 | ap

Posted on 01/15/2008 5:29:04 PM PST by BurbankKarl

Actor Brad Renfro has died.

Renfro's lawyer Richard Kaplan says the 25-year-old actor's body was found in his Los Angeles home early today.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: actor; drugs; hollywood; leftwingloser

1 posted on 01/15/2008 5:29:05 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Who is he?


2 posted on 01/15/2008 5:29:34 PM PST by MamaB
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To: BurbankKarl

Who?


3 posted on 01/15/2008 5:30:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BurbankKarl

suspected overdose

4 posted on 01/15/2008 5:30:09 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: MamaB

Renfro’s film career began when he was 12, acting opposite Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in “The Client.” His other credits include “Ghost World” and “The Jacket.”


5 posted on 01/15/2008 5:30:43 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

What a waste.

Prayers for his family.


6 posted on 01/15/2008 5:33:15 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: BurbankKarl

That’s too bad, I enjoyed his work. He was quite good in “Bully.” RIP.


7 posted on 01/15/2008 5:33:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: BurbankKarl

I haven’t been to Drudge today, but I’m going to go there now and I’m going to bet it’s the top story.


8 posted on 01/15/2008 5:34:15 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Image hosted by Photobucket.com sad but not unexpected... he was good in Sleepers too...
9 posted on 01/15/2008 5:34:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: BurbankKarl

The kid from Terminator 2?


10 posted on 01/15/2008 5:34:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GIANT SUCKING SOUND AT LAMBEAU FIELD)
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To: BurbankKarl

Did you ever see “The Jacket”? It was shockingly good. One of the few really decent movies made in the last 4-5 years.


11 posted on 01/15/2008 5:34:50 PM PST by MarkDel
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To: BurbankKarl

dang, but he acted out the loose kid he played in THE CLIENT
in real life.................dang......RIP


12 posted on 01/15/2008 5:37:49 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“The kid from Terminator 2?”

That was Edward Furlong, but he is “troubled” too... Was kept out of Terminator 3 for Lindsey-Lohan-type reasons.


13 posted on 01/15/2008 5:38:51 PM PST by COgamer
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To: BurbankKarl

Whi is he and what did he OD on?


14 posted on 01/15/2008 5:39:19 PM PST by Grunthor (If I don't get to Carley Simon's house I'll never know if that song was about me.)
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To: jdm
I haven’t been to Drudge today, but I’m going to go there now and I’m going to bet it’s the top story.

You lose.

15 posted on 01/15/2008 5:40:19 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: BurbankKarl

dang, but he acted out the loose kid he played in THE CLIENT
in real life.................dang......RIP


16 posted on 01/15/2008 5:41:06 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Is “troubled” newspeak for “drug addled loser”?


17 posted on 01/15/2008 5:43:46 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: COgamer

Nick Stahl is a great actor and I was glad to see him in T3.


18 posted on 01/15/2008 5:44:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Damn. He was pretty good in Pulp Fiction. (He played "The Gimp" I'm pretty sure.)
19 posted on 01/15/2008 5:47:21 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Nicolette Larson)
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To: MamaB
Thw little kid in the Client. Murdered by the evil Hollywood lifestyle:


20 posted on 01/15/2008 5:48:27 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: MamaB

Who is he?

Just another doped up dope celebrity.


21 posted on 01/15/2008 6:06:59 PM PST by hdstmf
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To: SamAdams76

LOL


22 posted on 01/15/2008 6:23:19 PM PST by winstonwolf33 ("Priapus, king and master! Master of the Universe! King of the Jungle!"--Bonfire of the Vanities)
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To: MamaB

He was very good in 'The Client' years ago. It's a shame.

23 posted on 01/15/2008 6:28:53 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: BurbankKarl

Hollywood does seem to leave a long trail of tragedy in the way of young people dying way too soon. Though this was not as shocking to me as the Jonathan Brandis suicide a few years ago, who I had always thought was fairly well grounded. Very sad.


24 posted on 01/15/2008 6:52:21 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: BurbankKarl

this is heartbreaking. Very, very talented. After wowing many (a kid that had no real acting experience) in “The Client,” he could have had it all. Recently he was in a great movie that went straight to video called “10th and Wolf” (rent it, you won’t be sorry) with the awesome Giovanni Ribisi and under-rated James Marsden.


25 posted on 01/15/2008 7:18:03 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Chode
He was good in Sleepers and it was a good movie. He played Brad Pitt's younger character; Michael (Mikey) Sullivan.

I liked him in The Client too.

He was too young to die.

26 posted on 01/15/2008 7:30:59 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Dear GOP, Conservatism works every time its tried. Sincerely, MotleyGirl70~~~Go Packers!~~~)
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To: MotleyGirl70

OMG Sleepers! That was him? One of the best movies EVER.


27 posted on 01/15/2008 7:32:53 PM PST by RDTF
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To: MotleyGirl70
Image hosted by Photobucket.com he was quite evil in Apt Pupil also...
28 posted on 01/15/2008 7:33:15 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: netmilsmom

ping to here


29 posted on 01/15/2008 7:34:22 PM PST by RDTF
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To: MotleyGirl70

30 posted on 01/15/2008 7:45:14 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

31 posted on 01/15/2008 7:48:22 PM PST by RDTF
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I forgot about “Bully”-that was a good movie


32 posted on 01/15/2008 7:52:14 PM PST by hercuroc
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To: RDTF
All those young actors were good in Sleepers.

Lorenzo "Shakes" Carcaterra's claims the story is true.

Scroll down to Fact or Fiction.

33 posted on 01/15/2008 8:06:15 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Dear GOP, Conservatism works every time its tried. Sincerely, MotleyGirl70~~~Go Packers!~~~)
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To: ExpatGator
Is “troubled” newspeak for “drug addled loser”?

All that "troubled" entails. My son knew him. You know the old saying, "You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy?" Single-parent home. Lived in the rough parts of town until Hollywood came knocking. I believe it was a policeman who helped him get the part in The Client, actually. Or a truant officer; or something like that. My heart goes out to his mom.

34 posted on 01/16/2008 3:06:58 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: RDTF

>>and under-rated James Marsden<<

Yup!
Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 01/16/2008 3:42:18 AM PST by netmilsmom (Financing James Marsden's kid's college fund, 1 ticket, 1 DVD at a time.)
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To: TennesseeGirl

It is a shame.

However, I grew up on the wrong side of town, had a pretty much absent father for most of the time, a wholly incapable mother, and lots VERY bad influences. I knew many weak-willed people who failed, but there are many who go through those conditions and yet through hard work and self-discipline, make it in the world.

The point: Those conditions are an excuse not a reasoned explanation.


36 posted on 01/16/2008 7:00:54 AM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: ExpatGator

Nothing in my reply (please re-read) condoned his choices or lifestyle. My son had a similiar background. He now holds a Masters in Accountancy, and holds a “high-up position” {he’s a big dog :)}in a national company. I just simply filled in a little background of Renfro’s.


37 posted on 01/16/2008 10:20:44 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl

I did not mean to imply anything about what you said. Merely, that this dipstick had his chance and blew it.


38 posted on 01/16/2008 10:34:46 AM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: BurbankKarl

I’d turn to drugs, too, if my name was constantly being linked to Susan Saranwrap.


39 posted on 01/16/2008 7:34:37 PM PST by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: MarkDel

Great movie, totally flew under the radar. True sleeper.


40 posted on 01/17/2008 7:06:53 AM PST by grellis (Is this the best we've got??!)
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