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July 25, 1982 to Jan. 15, 2008
Renfro, a child actor from Tennessee, caught his first big break when he was cast opposite Susan Sarandon in "The Client," the 1994 adaptation of the John Grisham novel. Renfro played a boy who is put in peril after he overhears a conversation about a murder.
The movie propelled him to a succession of other roles. In 1998, Renfro won the lead role opposite Ian McKellen in "Apt Pupil," an adaptation of a Stephen King novella about a boy who suspects that his neighbor is a Nazi criminal. He also appeared with Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi in 2001's "Ghost World."
Despite the promising start to his acting career, Renfro was perhaps best known for being in the wrong place at the wrong time when, just days before Christmas 2005, he was picked up by the LAPD during an undercover drug sweep of downtown's Skid Row.
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December 1, 2013