News broke on Wednesday that Nick Stahl, the actor who played John Connor in “Terminator 3,” has gone missing.
Unfortunately, Stahl isn’t the first "Terminator" star to find himself in a compromising situation. From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s baby mama drama to Eddie Furlong’s legal woes, it seems like James Cameron may be the only person who came out of the Terminator franchise un-scathed. Or did he?
Is there a curse for all the men who have played John Connor? Or is the whole “Terminator” franchise just bad news?
Eddie Furlong: Furlong played John Connor in "Terminator 2" and is your typical garden-variety celebrity sh-t show (DUI’s, heroine addiction, restraining orders…just the standard Hollywood stuff) but his current woes include a bitter divorce and child support proceeding. He told the court he was broke and can’t pay child support. Last year he also landed in jail for violating the restraining order put in place by his estranged ex-wife.
Christian Bale: Strike two of the curse afflicting men who’ve played John Connor went to Christian Bale. When Christian Bale took on the role in 2009 film “Terminator Salvation” he went on an expletive laced F-bomb rant towards a crew member who was apparently an “amateur” because he was “walking around in the background” of a shot Bale was trying to film.
Thomas Dekker: Young actor Thomas Dekker also played John Connor on the short lived TV series, “Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Dekker was busted for a DUI in 2009 when he allegedly hit a bicyclist while driving around LA. The John Connor curse strikes again!
Linda Hamilton: Hamilton rose to fame playing tough-as-nails Sarah Conner in the “Terminator” flicks but about eight years ago she came out as Bipolar. She said her manic highs and lows was what ruined her relationship with her first husband Bruce Abbott and second husband James Cameron. She admitted she was physically abusive to her first husband.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: We all know the tale of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s baby mama drama. The body builder-turned-actor-turned-governor cheated on his wife Maria Shriver 14 years ago and fathered a child he kept secret for as many years. The secret came out almost one year ago and Shriver dumped his ass to the beautiful curbs of the Los Angeles hills where they both still live. Ahh to be a divorcee in Hollywood.