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Plucked from obscurity to become a star, things looked bright for Edward Furlong as a 13-year-old. But although Furlong received acclaim for his part in the 1991 smash Terminator 2: Judgment Day, his career would hit the skids. And, sadly, the once-rising star would see his talents largely wasted in the years that followed.

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There had always been darkness in Furlong’s life, however. For starters, his mother had struggled to cope with raising her child, and instead she permitted him to live with relatives as a teen. As a result, then, Furlong may have lacked the bedrock that he would need to cope with a life in the limelight – which is precisely where his starring role as John Connor catapulted him to.

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