Terminator 2 – Judgement day it is still one of the most iconic action films. Does everyone know the name of the star Arnold SchwarzeneggerWhat about? Edward Furlong? His performance as John Conner was the movie’s heart, but he seems to have vanished from Hollywood. His story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.
Furlong was just 14 when he was found at a Boys and Girls Club. T2In 1991, the film was released in theaters. His career took off quickly, capitalizing on the momentum from the franchise. He starred opposite in 1992. Jeff BridgesIn American Heart, and was offered the role of lead in Pet Sematary 2. He starred in the following year. Our home is our home Kathy Bates and he was constantly thrust into the spotlight.
Tumult Starting From The Start
Furlong’s success brought tumult. As far back as 1994? Entertainment WeeklyThough fame seemed too quick for him, Director of Our home is our home Tonys Bill, the author of: “Eddie Furlong didn’t choose the movies, the movies chose him and it has taken a heavy toll… who’s taking care of this kid?”He said it in a shocking way “I’ve never worked with a kid who was so clearly on a path to disaster.”Unfortunately, this premonition would be proved to be accurate.
His casting in T2Furlong’s actions led to a terrible custody battle. Furlong began dating Jacqueline Domac when he was only 15. Domac would be later sued for statutory rape, but she was not prosecuted. Furlong would later be sued by Domac. Domestic abuse1999
Furlong worked steadily through the 90s, culminating with the cult classic American History X. He tried to get into rehab in 2000. Combat his addiction to heroin and cocaine. The following decade would see more domestic violence cases, lawsuits, and continued litigation. Multiple arrests.
Better Days Ahead
Furlong met Ethan Suplee in 2021 to talk about his recovery. He’s now three years sober and is being You are welcome back to the Terminator franchise. His likeness was used in 2019’s Terminator: Dark FateIt appears that the franchise is interested to bring him home For the next installment, please return. He’s also doing the convention circuit, so he appears to be in a good place right now.
Furlong’s story is sadly a warning of what child stars can go through. Furlong was lacking a strong support system and found himself in a very difficult place. He’s finally sober and is trying to get his career back on track.