Edward Furlong

Birthday: Aug 2, 1977
Birthplace: Glendale, California
A young actor noted for his intense, older-than-his-years demeanor, Edward Furlong was 12 years old when he was picked for the role of John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). Discovered in a Boys Club in his native Pasadena, California, Furlong shot to stardom with his film debut, managing to impress both critics and audiences with his ability to hold his own against Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite this auspicious breakthrough, Furlong's subsequent films, though generally well-received by the critics, went virtually unseen by audiences. Such was the case with American Heart, in which Furlong gave an affecting performance as the son of a hardened ex-con (Jeff Bridges) (1993); Little Odessa (1994), in which he played the younger brother of a hitman for the Russian Mafia (Tim Roth); and The Grass Harp, a touching adaptation of Truman Capote's novel about a young orphan (Furlong) who comes of age in the company of some eccentric relatives.Furlong gave another strong performance in Barbet Schroeder's Before and After (1996), playing a young man accused of murdering his girlfriend. Unfortunately, as with many of his previous films, the favorable critical response it received failed to translate to commercial success. It was not until John Waters cast Furlong as the titular hero of Pecker two years later that his career began to rebound; one of Waters' most popular films to date, it allowed Furlong to demonstrate his ability to play quirky satire as well as serious drama. He earned additional acclaim later that year for his portrayal of the impressionable younger brother of a neo-Nazi (Edward Norton) in American History X; combined with the success of his role in Pecker, the film seemed to point the way toward steady work for Furlong in the future. Furlong would spend the next several years playing roles in movies like The Crow: Wicked Prayer and The Green Hornet. He made a couple of television appearances in series like Perception and The Glades in 2012, before returning to direct-to-DVD fare like Assault on Wall Street and The Zombie King (co-starring Corey Feldman).Although Furlong's acting career has been varied, anyone familiar with Japanese pop culture will know that thanks to his love of music, Furlong has enjoyed huge success in Japan. Following the Japanese release of his first album, Hold on Tight, he garnered a reputation as one of the country's most popular singers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D John Connor $1M 2017
No Score Yet The Reunion Actor 2017
No Score Yet A Winter Rose Actor 2016
No Score Yet Awaken Berto 2015
47% Aftermath Brad 2014
No Score Yet The Last Light Actor 2014
No Score Yet Stitch Marsden 2014
31% Crave Ravi 2013
25% Assault On Wall Street Sean 2013
No Score Yet Matt's Chance Actor 2013
0% For the Love of Money Tommy 2012
No Score Yet Witness Insecurity Johnny Graham 2012
No Score Yet Arachnoquake Charlie 2012
No Score Yet The Zombie King Samuel Peters 2012
No Score Yet Below Zero Jack/Frank 2011
44% The Green Hornet Tupper $98.1M 2011
No Score Yet The Mortician Petrovsky 2011
No Score Yet This is Not a Movie Pete Nelson 2011
31% Night of the Demons Colin 2010
No Score Yet Attack On Darfur Adrian 2009
No Score Yet Stoic Harry Katish 2009
No Score Yet Dark Reel Adam Waltz 2008
No Score Yet Living & Dying Sam 2007
No Score Yet Cruel World Philip Markham 2006
43% Jimmy and Judy Jimmy Wright 2006
No Score Yet Venice Underground Gary 2006
No Score Yet The Visitation Brandon Nichols 2006
No Score Yet Warriors of Terra Actor 2006
No Score Yet Canes David Goodman 2006
0% The Crow: Wicked Prayer Jimmy Cuervo/The Crow 2005
No Score Yet Nice Guys Tye 2005
No Score Yet Intermedio Malik 2004
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Thomas Cross 2003
No Score Yet 3 Blind Mice Actor 2003
82% Animal Factory Ron Decker 2000
48% Detroit Rock City Hawk 1999
83% American History X Danny Vinyard 1998
52% Pecker Pecker 1998
50% The Grass Harp Collin Fenwick (as a teenager) 1996
32% Before and After Jacob Ryan 1996
61% Little Odessa Reuben Shapira 1995
21% Brainscan Michael 1994
50% A Home of Our Own Shayne Lacey 1993
24% Pet Sematary Two Jeff Matthews 1992
80% American Heart Nick Kelson 1992
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day John Connor $198.2M 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Shane Casey
  • 2010
  • 2006

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