- Title: 'Back to the Future' star Michael J. Fox turns 60 on June 9
- Date: 8th June 2021
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - OCTOBER 21, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (L-R) MUSICIAN HUEY LEWIS, CANADIAN-AMERICAN ACTOR MICHAEL J. FOX, CO-CREATOR AND PRODUCER BOB GALE, ACTOR CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, ACTRESS LEA THOMPSON POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE RED CARPET CELEBRATING "BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY" AS FANS OF THE BLOCKBUSTER TRILOGY AROUND THE WORLD CELEBRATED THE MOVIE MILESTONE AND THE CAST REUNITED IN NEW YORK FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING AND QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION VARIOUS OF MICHAEL J. FOX WITH WIFE TRACY POLLAN POSING FOR PICTURES (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, MICHAEL J. FOX, SAYING: "Because people want to mark this and they want to take a note of it because the movies have meant something to them. And when you're involved in something like that it's just so humbling and a privilege." FOX AND WIFE TRACY POLLAN FOX SPEAKING TO REPORTER LLOYD POSING FOR PICTURES THOMPSON SPEAKING TO REPORTERS VARIOUS OF THE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE CAR FROM THE FILMS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - OCTOBER 25, 2010) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MICHAEL J FOX (C) POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH FELLOW "BACK TO THE FUTURE" CAST MEMBERS AT THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, MICHAEL J. FOX, ON HIS CHARACTER MARTY'S BEST LINES IN SCRIPT, SAYING: "I love screaming Libyans! I remember doing that, saying Libyans! Libyans and it became this weird thing and I think also 'You built a time machine out of a DeLorean? It's a great script." FOX BEING INTERVIEWED ON THE RED CARPET (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, ON HIS CHARACTER DOC BROWN'S BEST LINES, SAYING: "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads. That's, but there are many." SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 12, 1997) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) MICHAEL J. FOX ARRIVING AT THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, SPEAKING TO REPORTER
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- Keywords: Back to the Future Michael J. Fox Parkinson's disease activist actor
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- Story Text: The Canada-born star, who first rose to fame in television series "Family Ties" is best known for 1980s film trilogy "Back to the Future" in which he played teenage Marty McFly who sets off on time travelling adventures with inventor Emmett "Doc" Brown.
Fox also starred in movies such as "Teen Wolf", "Light of Day" and "The Secret of My Success"
He returned to television in political comedy "Spin City", winning multiple awards, but semi-retired from acting in 2000 after announcing he had Parkinson's disease and wanted to focus his efforts on research for a cure.
Fox took roles in other shows including "Boston Legal" and in 2013, starred in a TV comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show" loosely based on his own life suffering from Parkinson's.
Fox married his "Family Ties" co-star Tracy Pollan in 1988 and they have four children.
(Production: Lisa Giles-Keddie / Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)
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