Terminator 2: Judgement Day was just about to be released in cinemas. Furlong's surprisingly soulful performance as John Connor, the eventual leader of the human resistance against the Terminators, was praised by many critics. Like his character, Furlong was destined for greatness.
He never jumped the greatness hoop.
His career spiraled after Terminator 2.He was so out of sorts that another actor was cast to play John Connor in Terminator 3. A long hard battle with drugs in his twenties along with a number of court battles over domestic violence wasn't kind to the actor's well-being. Hollywood can be hard and unforgiving to those that age ruthlessly. Edward played the role of a young boy who grew up and found that scripts about the demons of child actors and actresses don't exist in Hollywood.