Tuesday, January 15, 2008
R.I.P. Brad Renfro
Onscreen, the 25-year-old actor held his own against the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, and Ian McKellen, but off, fighting tabloid-ready addictions, was a different story. It was dismaying to read of his personal problems, which clouded a once-promising career. Though he continued to find work I didn't see him much after 2001's Bully and Ghost World, two of his best credits. A career, and a life, cut sadly short.
I figured Ian McKellen, one of the best celebrity bloggers, would share a thought or two about his one-time co-starm and indeed he has. A gracious tribute.