Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Infobox actor

imagesize =
birthname = Edward Walter Furlong
birthdate = birth date and age|1977|8|2
birthplace = Glendale, California, U.S.A.
yearsactive = 1991 – present
spouse = Rachael Bella
(2006 ─ present) 1 Child
awards = Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
1992 '
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance Male
Young Artist Award - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
1994 "A Home of Our Own"

Edward Walter Furlong [cite web
title="Torres" is his step-father's last name; he was born under the surname "Furlong"' according to the State of California.
from="California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
] (born August 2, 1977) is a Saturn Award-winning American actor, best known to film audiences as John Connor in "" and Daniel Vinyard in "American History X".



Furlong was born in Glendale, California, near Burbank, the son of Eleanor (née Tafoya), a youth-center worker, and an unknown father. He is of Mexican descent on his mother's side, [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_19991017/ai_n13945201 Totty with talent | Sunday Herald, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] and also has Russian and possibly Native American ancestry. [http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/feature/109] Furlong has a younger half-brother, Bobby Torres, from his mother's marriage to Moises Torres. Furlong moved in with his aunt and uncle, Nancy Tafoya and Sean Furlong, in 1990; the two gained legal guardianship of Furlong in September 1991 and subsequently lost it to his mother in August 1993. [ [http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/entertainment%20weekly/905R-000-002.html 905R-000-002 - Entertainment Weekly - A PATH TO DISASTER - 1994 ] ] Furlong attended Charles W. Eliot Middle School in Altadena, and South Pasadena Junior High School in South Pasadena, California.

Personal life

Furlong had a string of relationships, beginning with a romance with Jacqueline Domac. The pair met on the set of "Terminator 2" and became an item when she was his tutor on "A Home of Our Own". The relationship lasted for several years, but the pair split acrimoniously, with Domac suing Furlong for part of his earnings. [ [http://www.houseofdiabolique.com/hall/eddie/eddie.html The House of Diabolique vs. Edward Furlong ] ]

Furlong was also involved with Natasha Lyonne [http://www.nndb.com/people/541/000022475/ Edward Furlong ] ] , Jolene Blalock, [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0086883/news Jolene Blalock - News ] ] and Paris Hilton. [http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0062957/ Furlong Still Partying After Rehab ] ]

Furlong married Rachael Bella on April 19, 2006. The couple's son, Ethan Page Furlong, was born on September 21, 2006. [http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1537647,00.html] Furlong described the birth as "trippy". [ [http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/furlong%20celebrates%20sobriety%20with%20new%20son_1015125 Edward Furlong - Furlong Celebrates Sobriety With New Son ] ]

ubstance abuse and legal problems

Furlong had a long battle with drugs and alcohol, at one point ending up in hospital with a suspected drug overdose. [ [http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0055023/ Edward Furlong Taken To Hospital ] ] He has stated that "lots of money and lots of free coke will turn anyone into a cokehead".In 2001, Furlong was arrested for two separate incidents involving driving without a license and DUI. [ [http://www.classicscifi.com/index.php?option=com_csfactor&Itemid=0&actor=Edward+Furlong ClassicSciFi.com - Edward Furlong ] ] [ [http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0058809/ Edward Furlong Nabbed By Police ] ] Furlong is a supporter of animal rights, and has campaigned for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2004, he was arrested for trying to remove lobsters from a grocery store in Kentucky where he was filming the independent film "Jimmy and Judy". [cite web|url=http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/09/18/loc_loc2furl.html|title=Actor arrested; lobsters OK] [cite web|url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0917041_edward_furlong_1.html|title=Edward Furlong's Lobster Tale - September 17, 2004] After being in and out of rehab Furlong said, "The first year of quitting (drugs) is the hardest thing I've ever had to do, physically and mentally. ["http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/furlong%20celebrates%20sobriety%20with%20new%20son_1015125]



Terminator 2

Furlong began his film career as John Connor in "", a role that earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role and a Saturn Award for best young actor. He was discovered for the part by casting director Mali Finn while visiting the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club. Furlong had no acting ambitions. He has stated, "I fell into [acting] , it wasn't something that I planned". [http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/edward-furlong-int.htm Edward Furlong : Interview : Terminator 2 : : Movies : Entertainment : Web Wombat ] ]


He followed this role with a string of moderately successful films and indies, sharing screen with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in "Before and After", Tim Roth in "Little Odessa", and Anthony Edwards in "Pet Sematary Two".

In 1993, Furlong was featured in Aerosmith's music video for "Livin' on the Edge". This was also the only major Aerosmith video from "Get a Grip" not to feature Alicia Silverstone.

In 1998, he starred in "American History X" alongside Edward Norton, and appeared in his first comedy role in "Pecker", directed by John Waters. Of the role, he stated, "It's true most of the characters that I've played so far are kind of like suicidal. Really dark roles. Which I like. But I wanted to do something different and John gave me a chance to do that." [ [http://www.filmscouts.com/scripts/interview.cfm?File=joh-wat Film Scouts Interviews ] ]

In 1999, he starred in the film "Detroit Rock City", during which time he met Natasha Lyonne.

2000 and beyond

In 2000, Furlong played a young inmate in Steve Buscemi's film "The Animal Factory". The following year, he took a role in "I Cavalieri che fecero l'impresa aka The Knights of the Quest", a film by Italian filmmaker Pupa Avati. Furlong worked steadily over the next few years, acting in five other films between 2003 and 2005.

In 2003, "Terminator 3" was released. Despite having played the role of John Connor in "Terminator 2", Furlong was not cast to reprise the role. Instead the part was played by Nick Stahl. Furlong later stated, "It just wasn't the time. I was going through my own thing at the point in my life – whatever, it just wasn't meant to be". [www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/edward-furlong-int.htm]

That same year, he appeared in a music video for Metallica's "The Unnamed Feeling". [ [http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=1661 Metallica.com ] ]

In 2005, Furlong played the lead in the fourth film in "The Crow" series, "", alongside David Boreanaz, Tara Reid, Dennis Hopper, and Macy Gray. The film was planned for a theatrical release, but eventually went straight to DVD. Despite this, Furlong was optimistic, stating, "I feel through word of mouth people will find it. There's a huge base for Crow fans. Just from what I've seen on the Internet, people are really excited about it. Personally, I say it's the best one since the first one".

In 2006, Furlong appeared as a guest star on two episodes of the television program "" as character Shane Cacey. In the same year he starred as Jimmy in "Jimmy & Judy", during which time he met Rachael Bella. The two became romantically involved and later married.

Recently he played the lead in This is not a Movie, written and directed my Mexican filmmaker Olallo Rubio. The film is being scored by Slash (former guitar player for Guns N' Roses) and costars Peter Coyote.

In 2009, Furlong will be appearing with Shannon Elizabeth in the remake of "Night of the Demons" Exact release date is not determined yet.

Other work

Furlong achieved popularity in Japan following "Terminator 2", and appeared in advertisements for various Japanese products. [ [http://www.japander.com/japander/furlong.htm Japander.com ] ] He also released an album in Japan called "Hold on Tight", which included a cover of The Doors song "People Are Strange". [ [http://www.houseofdiabolique.com/hall/eddie/eddie.html The House of Diabolique vs. Edward Furlong] ] Furlong would later claim that the music was "the exact opposite of rock" and "a bad mistake". [ [http://uk.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp?uuid=b61c8170-94d8-47e8-8efd-74b6420ad613 Edward Furlong - Profile, Latest News and Related Articles ] ]

In 1996, Furlong modeled for Calvin Klein. [ [http://store.soliscompany.com/edfucakladse.html Edward Furlong's Calvin Klein Ads ] ]


Awards and nominations

Saturn Awards
*1992: Won, "Best Performance by a Younger Actor" - "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
*1993: Nominated, " Best Performance by a Younger Actor" - "Pet Sematary II"

Independent Spirit Awards
*1994: Nominated, "Best Supporting Male" - "American Heart"

MTV Movie Awards
*1992: Won, "Best Breakthrough Performance" - "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

Young Artist Awards
*1994: Nominated, "Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture" - "A Home of Our Own" (shared w/co-stars)
*1994: Won, "Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture Drama" - "A Home of Our Own"
*1999: Nominated, "Best Supporting Young Actor Performance in a Feature Film" - "American History X"


External links

*imdb name|id=0000411|name=Edward Furlong
* [http://www.myspace.com/edwardfurlongforever Official MySpace Music Page]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/indie/eddiefurlongzone/ Eddie Furlong unofficial web site]

NAME= Furlong, Edward
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Furlong, Edward Walter
DATE OF BIRTH= 1977-8-2
PLACE OF BIRTH= Glendale, California, USA

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