Yeah, yeah, yeah, Michael J. Fox is a die-hard leftist just like the rest of liberal Hollywood but he’s still freakin’ awesome and I can still be a fan of his movies and not like his politics.
I grew up watching M.J. Fox films especially films like the “Back to the Future” trilogy and “Teen Wolf” which are the two films that made him a star. He made plenty of other great films in the 80’s and 90’s like “The Secret of My Success”, “Poison Ivy”, “The Frighteners”, “Doc Hollywood”, “Casualties of War”, “Bright Lights, Big City”, “Mars Attacks” and of course his sitcom series, “Family Ties”. I grew up watching all of that. So M.J. Fox’s career was definitely special in my life and I am a fan.
Of course, Michael’s film career took a major setback when it was discovered he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991. I read that Fox started getting Parkinson’s while filming the movie, “Doc Hollywood”.
For this reason, he was forced to retire from acting but not completely, he still works occasionally. He just doesn’t do leading roles in blockbuster films anymore like he used to. From what I’m seeing, he does voice over stuff for animated films, documentaries and makes lots of cameos of different TV shows.
Another thing I admire the hell out of M.J. Fox is that he is a real life guitar player and he still plays. There are plenty of videos of him playing with bands mostly jamming on Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”. Fox can really play that song.
I don’t agree with his politics and don’t have to but he’s still a great man. He maybe still suffering Parkinson’s Disease but the man is still alive and well. It hasn’t killed him yet. Happy birthday, Mike!!!