Brad Renfro Excluded From Oscar Tribute

Feb 26, 2008 Read more: Chicago Tribune 62
Blogs were buzzing with discussion of why Brad Renfro was left out of the Academy Awards tribute to Hollywood figures who died in the past year. Read more
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EMD

Oak Park, IL

#1 Feb 26, 2008
Who cares?
Olando

Mount Dora, FL

#2 Feb 26, 2008
Who cares? All of Hollywood is one big drug cartel.

Seriously, the news media focuses WAY too much on these people who could care less about the world and just want another hit up their nose or off the crack pipe in their miserable lives.

Oh there goes crazy Britney again! Time to chase her around some more.

This is modern day America. Sad, very sad.
Mike

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Feb 26, 2008
Did he even have a decent career? He was in "The Client" as a child and then turned to drugs and drugs killed him. I don't understand the uproar about him being "snubbed".
Ken

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 26, 2008
Not to sound crass, but whether or not Brad Renfro(?) is included or not is of no concern of mine. But not to include Roy Schnieder, no matter what "time line" his death falls into, is ridiculous.
Agnes

Mount Dora, FL

#6 Feb 26, 2008
Didn't even know he had died.:/

Sad.
Jackson

Hillside, IL

#7 Feb 26, 2008
EMD wrote:
Who cares?
Mega Ditto !
Maggie

United States

#8 Feb 26, 2008
Roy Schnieder will be in next years show, they have to have a cutoff line between the years somehow.
Dan

Sterling, VA

#9 Feb 26, 2008
It's simple. When you heard that Brad Renfro died, what did you say?

"Oh My Gosh! No!"

"You're Kidding!"

or "Who?"
Very poor taste

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 26, 2008
I agree.
Palindrome

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Feb 26, 2008
Was Roy Scheider on the tribute. I didn't see him.
REMEMBER PAVAROTTI

United States

#12 Feb 26, 2008
Seems to me that Luciano Pavarotti also died in the past year and he was also in the movie "Yes, Georgio", so he should have been included as well. Generally, people are fed up and indifferent to ALL movie stars and celebs who are easily making SEVEN FIGURE SALARIES annually and enjoy spouting anti-American, anti-conservative rhetoric, even though they are spectacularly ignorant and mostly just parrot someone else who preaches the feel-good warm fuzzies. As for the adoration of drug addicts and drunks who are deemed to have a "disease", most hard-working people are not buying into that philosophy either. Most of Hollywood consists of self-aggrandizing, self-congratulatory, self-centered massive, mouthy egoists who have little relativity to Joe Lunchbox and the struggling working stiffs who have to really work hard to make a living and whom they expect to support their films.
Palindrome

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Feb 26, 2008
Yet, millions of people pay money to see their work. Sorry Pavarotti, the O'Reilly Factor isn't on for 5 more hours. Anti-American? Next you'll be spouting off about the "War on Christmas." The problem with people like you is that you think everyone shares your close-minded conservative and depressing views.
Yawn

Elk Grove Village, IL

#14 Feb 26, 2008
Who?
squared126

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Feb 26, 2008
They probably already had this segment in production and it was too late to add him.
Marjorie

South Yarmouth, MA

#16 Feb 26, 2008
Exactly, who is Brad Refro?

And what's with the APPLAUSE for the dead? Absolutely no respect.
Yawn wrote:
Who?
sparko

Des Plaines, IL

#17 Feb 26, 2008
he was no allen melvin
Meh

Lake Zurich, IL

#18 Feb 26, 2008
Aw how sad, he was so talented at doing heroin.
Pat Paulson

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Feb 26, 2008
Who knew there were strict time frames to adhere to when making a tribute to the dead.
1005 Tuesday Night

Darien, IL

#21 Feb 26, 2008
Marjorie wrote:
Exactly, who is Brad Refro?
And what's with the APPLAUSE for the dead? Absolutely no respect.
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The APPLAUSE is for the gift the already-deceased actors, cinematographers, directors, stunt-doubles, screenplayers, sound-effects and song-writers, etc. in the film industry has given us...while they were alive!!!

Get it? It's our way of thanking them for touching our lives, stupid. Our showing our respect.

You imbecile, POS. Yes, Brad Renfro should have been included...in a still-frame right before they very-quickly aired that picture of Heath Ledger. And then it was over...

What a slap in the face to both of them.

I'll be looking for Roy Scheider next year and saying a prayer until then...
jeff

United States

#22 Feb 26, 2008
Why were all the men and women killed in Iraq left off the list of really important who died. The holly puke crowd doesn't care but good people find those who died in war more significant than some dolt who can't handle the rigors of hollypuke

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