Who played John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day?

I'm trying to remember the actor who played a young John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Can someone provide his name and any interesting trivia about him?

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The actor who played the young John Connor in *Terminator 2: Judgment Day* is Edward Furlong. This was his breakthrough role, which he landed at the very young age of 13. The movie, directed by James Cameron and released in 1991, significantly boosted his profile in Hollywood. Here are a few interesting trivia points about Edward Furlong and his experience with the film: 1. **Discovery**: Edward Furlong was essentially discovered for the role of John Connor. He was found by casting director Mali Finn at a Boys Club in Pasadena, California. He had no prior acting experience before *Terminator 2*. 2. **On-Set Tutoring**: Since Edward was so young and the filming schedule was demanding, he had a tutor on the set which is a common practice for young actors. 3. **Voice Changes**: During the production of *Terminator 2*, Furlong's voice began to change due to puberty, so some of his lines had to be re-dubbed in post-production to maintain consistency throughout the film. 4. **Award Recognition**: His performance was critically acclaimed, earning him an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Young Actor. 5. **Career after T2**: Furling went on to work in other notable films throughout the 1990s, including "American Heart" (1992) and "American History X" (1998). 6. **Personal Struggles**: Despite his early success, Furlong faced several personal issues later in life, including struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law which unfortunately overshadowed his career for a period of time. 7. **Continued Role**: Furlong briefly reprised his role as John Connor in the film "Terminator: Dark Fate" (2019), although his appearance is a CGI recreation of his younger self. Despite his career's ups and downs, Edward Furlong’s performance as John Connor remains iconic, and *Terminator 2* is still considered one of the greatest action films ever made.
Answered on June 15, 2024.
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