The former teen idol had roles in iconic movies like Terminator 2: Judgement Day, American Heart, and Pet Sematary, but now Edward Furlong's name is barely remembered.
The forgotten actor was on the road to becoming a huge star, with an enormous career ahead of him, but what happened to derail such a successful career?
He was first discovered in the early 90s, when he was cast as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He truly stole the show and held his own against Arnold, and managed to nab a few awards for being a breakthrough actor.
The 90s were his time to shine. It was like he couldn't make a bad choice. He went right from Terminator to a bunch of super successful and critically acclaimed movies like Before and After with Meryl Streep and American Heart with Jeff Bridges. He was working with all these huge names so early in his career that people were assuming that his star was going to rise to unbelievable levels.
While he did dabble in music very briefly, it only really gained any traction in Japan. His album was called Hold on Tight and he was only 15 when it came out.
He was a talented actor though, that's for sure, and his performance in American History X with Edward Norton truly proved that, but it would be one of his last big roles.