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Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong was born in Glendale, California, and had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn and began to entertain the idea of acting. Finn put him up for the role of John Connor in the 1991 movie Terminator II opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. When Furlong won the part, his career was launched.

From there, Furlong took an unconventional route through Hollywood, which led to him working with some of the top people in the business and in the independent film arena. His work included starring opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart (1992), A Home of Our Own (1993) with Kathy Bates, Little Odessa (1994) with Tim Roth, and The Grass Harp (1996) with Walter Matthau. More recently, he starred opposite Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in Barbet Schroeder's Before and After.

Most recently, he starred in the hit Fine Line comedy Pecker for John Waters, and is currently before cameras starring in the New Line comedy Detroit Rock City.

Furlong has been the recipient of several awards including an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role, a Saturn Sci-Fi Award for Best Young Actor for Terminator II, and an IFP Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in American Heart.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Edward Furlong Facts

Birth NameEdward Walter Furlong
OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 2, 1977 (40)
SignLeo
BirthplacePasedena, California, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Edward Furlong compared to you?
Awards1992 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Performance (for Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

Selected Filmography

The Last Light
Warriors of Terra
American History X
Attack On Darfur
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Special Edition
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Pet Sematary Two
Detroit Rock City
Before And After
Aftermath
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