You only have to hear the words “skid row” to know that Zac Efron is in deep, deep trouble. Imagine a good-looking, wealthy actor like Zac, having a fistfight with transients on the street! He’s following in the dismal footsteps of other former child actors with drug and alcohol problems- Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, and Edward Furlong. All three of them were drawn the skid row for the worst reasons. Brad ended up overdosing and Nick and Edward are still struggling to stay alive, and their careers are in the dumpster. Hopefully, it’s not too late for Zac.
(Above, Zac in Hairpray)
It’s sad to remember how promising Edward Furlong’s career once was- he was an appealing actor in 1998 when he starred in American History X. Alcoholism and drug addiction – not to mention smoking 3 packs a day – ravaged his once good looks. That and problems with the law and his marriage have sidelined his career and the movies he does go straight to DVD. Now 35, Edward was photographed leaving The Rainbow on Sunset Strip with a woman who looks like his estranged wife Rachael. She also resembles the late Jeff Conaway’s girlfriend.
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