In 2020, Michael J. Fox, best known for portraying Marty McFly, announced his retirement due to the progressive Parkinson’s disease. Despite being commonly associated with his Back to the Future character, Fox initially gained popularity from a different role.
Before pursuing acting, Fox had an interest in hockey and aimed to make a career in the sport. However, his height of 5.3 feet was a setback. Disappointed, he decided to explore his acting talents instead.
After auditioning for a role in Leo and Me, Fox was convinced that he wanted to become an actor. He then moved to Hollywood and had both successful and unsuccessful ventures. However, his role in the TV show “Family Ties” became a breakthrough for him and earned him three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.
Fox’s leading role in the science-fiction film “Back to the Future” propelled him to international fame, which is how he is primarily recognized today.