From Z96.3FM: Before “Back to the Future” Michael J. Fox: I almost gave up on acting
Michael J. Fox would have been a fish boy if it hadn’t been for Back to the Future.
The 54-year-old actor played Marty McFly in the iconic 1985 film. Before landing the role, Michael was still trying to find his feet as a 24-year-old actor, and felt like it was only a matter of time before he was back in a regular job.
“I was thinking of working on the fish dock or joining the military like my dad. Then suddenly I found myself on a set with Steven Spielberg,” he said according to People magazine at London Comic Con. “[I was] very overwhelmed by the whole experience. The nadir and the peak of my career happened at the same time.”
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