Friday, January 15, 2016

On This Day In...2008

On this day in 2008, actor Brad Renfro died of a heroin overdose at the age of 25. Renfro made his big screen debut at the age of 11 in the hit movie The Client and went on to star in over twenty films. Unfortunately, like many child stars, Renfro's professional success lead to tremendous chaos in his personal life. Brad's first arrest was for drug possession when he was 15 years old, and very quickly his criminal record began to grow as fast as his filmography. Most notoriously, Renfro was once arrested for attempting to steal a 45-foot yacht.

Key Library Checkouts (click on the title to request a copy):

Ghost World - Thora Birch dominates this film adaptation of Daniel Clowes' classic comic book. Renfro plays her convenience store working object of desire.

Sleepers - Based on the controversial bestseller by Lorenzo Carcaterra, this dark drama features Renfro as the young version of Brad Pitt's character.