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They Stopped Skynet, But What Has The Cast of 'Terminator 2' Been Up To Since?

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the defining action movies of the 90s, so much so that it's going to be re-released in theaters soon! The big question is, what have the cast of this action classic been up to in the over 25 years since it was released? You probably know something about its leading star, but some of the rest might genuinely surprise you.

Joe Morton - Myles Dyson

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Then: Morton had several starring roles on TV before appearing in Terminator 2 as the programmer who ultimately creates Skynet. He was a lead on shows like Grady, The Equalizer, and Equal Justice.


Now: Morton has continued to act in tons of TV shows and movies, having big roles in shows like Smallville, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Scandal, and Eureka. He also regularly appears on Broadway, and will be playing Dr. Silas Stone, the creator of the superhero Cyborg, in the upcoming Justice League.

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Robert Patrick - T-1000

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Then: Patrick played the T-1000 fairly early in his career, and he was absolutely menacing as the liquid-metal robot who could change his shape and appearance at will.


Now: Patrick has had several small movie roles since Terminator 2, but has made a huge name for himself on TV. He's had major roles in shows like The X-Files, The Unit, Last Resort, From Dusk Til Dawn, and True Blood. He married actress Barbara Hooper while filming Terminator 2, and the two are still together with two children.

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Fun fact: his brother, Richard Patrick, was once the guitarist for the band Nine Inch Nails, and is currently the singer of rock bands Filter and Army of Anyone!

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Edward Furlong - John Connor

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Then: Furlong made his acting debut as John Connor, the son of Sarah and her time-traveling savior from the first film, Kyle Reese. John is supposed to grow up to lead the resistance against Skynet, but when the T-800 arrives to protect him from the T-1000, he's just a punk kid.

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Now: Furlong has continued acting since Terminator 2, appearing in movies like American History X and Detroit Rock City, as well as a season of CSI: New York. Unfortunately, Furlong has also had plenty of troubles. In 2013, he plead guilty to domestic violence, and entered into rehab for a decades-long substance abuse problem.

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Linda Hamilton - Sarah Connor

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Then: Best known as a TV actress until her appearance in the original Terminator, Hamilton came back as Sarah Conner for the sequel. This time she was a stone-cold badass whose obsession with preventing Skynet's rise landed her in a mental institution.

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Now: Hamilton has remained a TV actress for years, starring in series like The Line, Chuck, and Defiance. She was briefly married to Terminator director James Cameron, but the couple divorced in 1999. Hamilton has been very outspoken about her struggles with Bipolar Disorder, which she started treatment for in the 90s.


Arnold Schwarzenegger - T-800 Terminator

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Then: Possibly the biggest action movie star of the 80s and 90s, Ahhnold was everywhere at the time thanks to massive movies like Predator, Total Recall, and Conan the Barbarian. He reprised his role as the T-800, only this time he was here to protect the Connors, not kill them.


Now: The Brawny Man retired from acting in the early 2000s, mainly to serve as the freaking Governor of California between 2003 and 2011! He has since returned to movies in full force, appearing in action titles like The Last Stand, The Expendables 3, and Terminator: Genisys.

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