Why Hollywood Won’t Cast Edward Furlong Anymore

With the release of 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Edward Furlong catapulted from anonymous 13-year-old to teen idol superstar. His debut as youthful renegade John Connor earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakout Performance, and he went on to star alongside some of Hollywood’s top talents, including Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, and Edward Norton. And then… he vanished. From a troubled home life to substance abuse issues, and even a bizarre run-in with some lobsters, here’s a look at why Edward Furlong hasn’t been in the spotlight for some time…

Family matters | 0:35
Destructive tendencies | 1:08
From hero to villain | 1:44
Days of future past | 3:03
The price of fame | 3:30