Earlier on Wednesday, word of Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl's apparent disappearance — according to a missing person's report filed by his wife on Monday — made waves around the Internet. According to TMZ, Stahl's estranged wife (pictured with Stahl, left) is worried that drugs might've played a role in his disappearance, and it wouldn't be the first time she has expressed concerns about Stahl's purported drug use. It also wouldn't be the first time an actor better known as John Connor has found trouble off the screen.
Sadly, the talented Stahl's recent issues (including a February arrest for not paying a taxi driver and allegations of drug abuse made by his wife around the same time) recall those of Edward Furlong, who shot to fame as a teenager when he played the character in 1991's blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day. At his lowest, in 2001, Furlong, now 34, was found unconscious and reportedly close to death following a suspected heroin overdose — and was later that year arrested twice in the same day. In the decade-plus since, Furlong has continued to battle legal problems and addiction while being arrested on multiple occasions for everything from public intoxication to probation violation.
Thomas Dekker, meanwhile, who played Connor in the short-lived Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, hasn't exactly been incident-free himself: In 2009, the young actor was arrested for a DUI after allegedly hitting a 17-year-old cyclist.
Ultimately, it goes without saying that all movie fans, including us, hope Stahl is able to render any "John Connor curse" chatter moot by returning safely — and finishing work on the three 2012 films in which he is starring.