His career subsequently declined due to multiple arrests and court cases, and chronic substance abuse and alcoholism.Edward Furlong was born in Glendale, California, the son of Eleanor Torres (née Tafoya), a youth-center worker.The following year he gave an Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart, and earned a second Saturn Award nomination for his work in Pet Sematary Two.
The pair had a meagre breakfast, boiling snow for water, then struck out diagonally across a yellow ridge high on the mountain’s shoulder, towards the final pyramid of rock that was Everest’s peak.
He famously fought with director Tony Kaye over the cut of in this context and Norton lets out a small laugh before explaining: “Yeah, I think that, one of the things for lots of people is that it can be transitory, or at least it evolves.
You start to think at the beginning, when you are younger, you think that it’s more empowering to be able to communicate on a public forum and I think that as you get older, you realise that what you are trying to do is protect the authenticity of what you are doing, rather than trying to project things onto the world.”Norton is placatory about his past battles, and seems partially to blame himself for some of his public spats: “If you’re lucky, you get more at ease with the idea that you are just a small part of the world and maybe the ambition for any number of things, starts to settle a bit.” he also showed several sides of a split personality. Now he has mellowed, but he is also more choosy about the choice of roles.
Furlong briefly pursued a singing career, releasing a 1991 album, Hold on Tight, which was only sold in Japan.
Furlong's last significant roles were in the comedy Detroit Rock City (1999) and the crime drama Animal Factory (2000).