Sunday, January 20, 2008

Rest In Peace, Brad

"All great achievements arose from dissatisfaction. It is the desire to do better, to dig deeper that propels a civilization to greatness. All of us have heard the story of Icarus, the young boy who took the wings his father built for him. Wings that were meant to carry him over the ocean to freedom and used them instead for a joyride. For a brief moment Icarus felt what it was like to live like a god, to touch the sun, to soar above the common man. And for doing so he payed the ultimate price. Like Icarus we, too, have been given gifts: knowledge, education, experience. And with these gifts comes the responsibility of choice. We alone decide how our talents are bestowed upon the world. This is our destiny and we hold it in the palm of our hands." ~ Brad Renfro as Todd Bowden, Apt Pupil (1998)

Brad Renfro
(1982 - 2008)

6 comments:

james said...

Me and my friends didn't believe it til we saw it on the news here. He was my age for fs sake.

its james again said...

That is a pretty chilling monologue I forgot to add.

Zooomabooma said...

I guess it wouldn't be right to automatically say it was a drug-related death... but it wouldn't surprise me, sadly.

Hollywood has a habit of eating people up and spitting them out dead.

I can't remember seeing him in anything except The Client -- but wow he was great in that!

frenchkys said...

James - Good to see you again, mate! Yeah, the Apt Pupil quote was a tad eerie, wasn't it. Gave me chills actually.

Chris - What a shame, right? I think the autopsy report is still inconclusive. That, or they can't quite pin point what kind of drugs he took prior his death. Some of Brad's friends said he was drinking the night before. Whatever the reason, I just hope he's in a happier place now.

PS--he was great in all his movies, I must say. The boy-with-a-grudge roles seemed to work well for him then.

羊肉羹麵Paul said...

,徵信社,尋人,偵探,偵探社,徵才,私家偵探,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,抓猴,出軌,背叛,婚姻,劈腿,感情,第三者,婚外情,一夜情,小老婆,外遇,商標,市場調查,公平交易法,抓姦,債務,債務協商,應收帳款,詐欺,離婚,監護權,法律諮詢,法律常識,離婚諮詢,錄音,找人,追蹤器,徵信,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信社

Anonymous said...

λυπάμαι πραγματικά...
υποδύθηκε έναν από τους αγαπημένους μου ρόλους...
ελπίζω να αναπαύτηκε η ψυχή του...