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Michael J. Fox is a Actor and Producer Canadien born on 9 june 1961 at Edmonton (Canada)

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox
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Birth name Michael Andrew Fox
Nationality Canada
Birth 9 june 1961 (57 years) at Edmonton (Canada)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, People's Choice Award, Grammy Award, Officer of the Order of Canada

Michael Andrew Fox, OC (born June 9, 1961), known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990); Alex P. Keaton from NBC's Family Ties (1982–1989), for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty in ABC's Spin City (1996–2001), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened. He has since become an advocate for research toward finding a cure; he created the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and on March 5, 2010, Sweden's Karolinska Institutet gave him a honoris causa doctorate for his work in advocating a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Since 2001, Fox has mainly worked as a voice-over actor in films such as Stuart Little and Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire. On the CBS TV show The Good Wife, he earned Emmy nominations for three consecutive years for his recurring role as crafty attorney Louis Canning. Fox has also taken recurring guest roles and cameo appearances in Boston Legal, Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me. He has released three books: Lucky Man: A Memoir (2002), Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (2009), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned (2010). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010.

Biography

Fox married actress Tracy Pollan on July 16, 1988, at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont. The couple have four children: son Sam Michael (born May 30, 1989), twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born February 15, 1995), and daughter Esmé Annabelle (born November 3, 2001). Fox holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship. On February 28, 2010, Fox provided a light-hearted segment during the 2010 Winter Olympics' closing ceremony in Vancouver, British Columbia, wherein he expressed how proud he is to be Canadian. On June 4, 2010, the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, honoured Fox by granting him the Freedom of the City. Fox and his family reside in Manhattan, New York.


Health and activism
Fox started displaying symptoms of early-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991 while shooting the movie Doc Hollywood, although he was not properly diagnosed until the next year. After his diagnosis, Fox began drinking more heavily than in the past; however, he sought help and stopped drinking altogether. In 1998, he decided to go public with his condition, and since then he has been a strong advocate of Parkinson's disease research. His foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, was created to help advance every promising research path to curing Parkinson's disease, including embryonic stem cell studies.

Fox manages the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease with the drug carbidopa/levodopa, and he also had a thalamotomy in 1998.

His first book, Lucky Man, focused on how, after seven years of denial of the disease, he set up the Michael J Fox Foundation, stopped drinking and began to be an advocate for people living with Parkinson's disease.

In Lucky Man, Fox wrote that he did not take his medication prior to his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in 1999 (full C-Span video clip);





I had made a deliberate choice to appear before the subcommittee without medication. It seemed to me that this occasion demanded that my testimony about the effects of the disease, and the urgency we as a community were feeling, be seen as well as heard. For people who had never observed me in this kind of shape, the transformation must have been startling



Michael J. Fox, Lucky Man

In an interview with NPR in April 2002, Fox explained what he does when he becomes symptomatic during an interview;


Well, actually, I've been erring on the side of caution—I think "erring" is actually the right word—in that I've been medicating perhaps too much, in the sense [that] ... the symptoms ... people see in some of these interviews that [I] have been on are actually dyskinesia, which is a reaction to the medication. Because if I were purely symptomatic with Parkinson's symptoms, a lot of times speaking is difficult. There's a kind of a cluttering of speech and it's very difficult to sit still, to sit in one place. You know, the symptoms are different, so I'd rather kind of suffer the symptoms of dyskinesia... this kind of weaving and this kind of continuous thing is much preferable, actually, than pure Parkinson's symptoms. So that's what I generally do... I haven't had any, you know, problems with pure Parkinson's symptoms in any of these interviews, because I'll tend to just make sure that I have enough Sinemet in my system and, in some cases, too much. But to me, it's preferable. It's not representative of what I'm like in my everyday life. I get a lot of people with Parkinson's coming up to me saying, "You take too much medication." I say, Well, you sit across from Larry King and see if you want to tempt it.



Interview, April 30, 2002, Fresh Air, NPR

In 2006, Fox starred in a campaign ad for then State Auditor of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D) in her 2006 Senate campaign against incumbent Jim Talent (R), expressing her support for stem cell research. In the ad, he visibly showed the effects of his Parkinson's disease;





As you might know, I care deeply about stem cell research. In Missouri, you can elect Claire McCaskill, who shares my hope for cures. Unfortunately, Senator Jim Talent opposes expanding stem cell research. Senator Talent even wanted to criminalize the science that gives us the chance for hope. They say all politics is local, but that's not always the case. What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans, Americans like me.



Michael J. Fox, Campaign Advertisement for Claire McCaskill

The New York Times called it "one of the most powerful and talked about political advertisements in years" and polls indicated that the commercial had a measurable impact on the way voters voted, in an election that McCaskill won. His second book, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, describes his life between 1999 and 2009, with much of the book centered on how Fox got into campaigning for stem-cell research. On March 31, 2009, Fox appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Dr. Oz to publicly discuss his condition as well as his book, his family and his prime-time special which aired May 7, 2009 (Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist).

His work led him to be named one of the 100 people "whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world" in 2007 by Time magazine. On March 5, 2010, Fox received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institutet for his contributions to research in Parkinson's disease. He has also received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of British Columbia.

On May 31, 2012, he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the Justice Institute of British Columbia to recognize his accomplishments as a performer as well as his commitment to raising research funding and awareness for Parkinson's disease. Fox recalled performing in role-playing simulations as part of police recruit training exercises at the Institute early in his career.

Best films

Back to the Future (1985)
(Actor)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
(Actor)
Stuart Little (1999)
(Actor)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
(Actor)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
(Actor)
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

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Filmography of Michael J. Fox (42 films)

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Actor

Back in Time, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, Lea Thompson
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.1519553.1519553.1519553.1519553.151955
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Annie
Annie (2014)
, 1h58
Directed by Gluck, Will
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas
Roles Himself
Rating53% 2.6590152.6590152.6590152.6590152.659015
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie Bennett lives in foster care with several other girls in the care of the cruel Colleen Hannigan. She spends each Friday waiting outside the restaurant Domani's where she believes her parents will return to collect her.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7378853.7378853.7378853.7378853.737885
The documentary features interviews with a number of people, including Struzan himself, his wife, Dylan Struzan, his son, Christian Struzan, directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford and Michael J. Fox. The film follows Struzan's career painting movie posters for films such as Star Wars, The Thing, Back to the Future, the Indiana Jones franchise, and the Harry Potter franchise.
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, 1h12
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Scoutisme, Le thème des vacances, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Charles Adler, Hugh Laurie, Wayne Brady, Kevin Schon
Roles Stuart Little
Rating43% 2.174622.174622.174622.174622.17462
Stuart and his family (and Monty who stows away in the car) are going camping. When they get there, Stuart meets a smooth-talking skunk named Reeko who is forced to give food to "The Beast". Stuart and George join the "Lake Scouts" which Stuart has trouble in. But Reeko makes a deal with The Beast, resulting in Snowbell getting captured by him and Stuart goes off on an adventure to save him. Eventually, Stuart and his friends attempt trick the Beast into falling into a trap covered with sticks and leaves which doesn't work. Reeko shows up with a group of forest animals. Reeko taunts the Beast and the Beast roars at him. Reeko turns around, yells a battle cry, and sprays the Beast with all of his might. The Beast is taken away to a zoo and Stuart earns a gold kerchief at last. Reeko tells Stuart that he (Reeko) was wrong to betray him. Stuart bids farewell to his friends as he, George, Eleanor, Frederick, Snowbell, and Monty head back home and live happily ever after.
Saving Milly, 1h27
Directed by Dan Curtis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bruce Greenwood, Michael J. Fox, Madeleine Stowe, Robert Wisden, Rob LaBelle, Claudia Ferri
Rating62% 3.1490553.1490553.1490553.1490553.149055
Madeleine Stowe and Bruce Greenwood star in this drama based on the best-selling book and real-life journey of political journalist Mort Kondracke. The movie recounts his inspiring love story with his activist wife, Milly, and the dramatic change in their lives in the years after she is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Interstate 60, 1h52
Directed by Bob Gale
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Wayne Robson
Roles Mr. Baker
Rating76% 3.8478953.8478953.8478953.8478953.847895
The movie begins with two college students in a bar, talking about a thesis statement for an upcoming paper. One of them makes an argument that America is unique in that it has no real mythological character for granting wishes, such as a genie or leprechaun. The two men are soon joined in conversation by an old man at the bar claiming that America does, named O.W. Grant; the son of a leprechaun and a Cheyenne Indian.
Stuart Little 2, 1h16
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Marc John Jefferies, Amelia Marshall
Roles Stuart Little (voice)
Rating55% 2.751372.751372.751372.751372.75137
Three years after the first film, Stuart questions his ability after a grueling soccer match alongside George, who kicked him with a soccer ball. He becomes even more downhearted after George's model airplane gets broken in an accident because of him. However, Stuart's father, Frederick Little, tells him that for every Little, there is a "silver lining", a good thing that comes out of an apparently bad situation.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 1h31
Directed by Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Musical films, Children's films, Films set in Atlantis
Actors Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian, John Mahoney
Roles Milo James Thatch (voice)
Rating68% 3.4487653.4487653.4487653.4487653.448765
A large tidal wave, triggered by a distant explosion, threatens to drown the island of Atlantis. In the midst of an evacuation from the capital city, the Queen of Atlantis is caught by a strange, hypnotic blue light and lifted up into the "Heart of Atlantis", a powerful crystal protecting the city. The crystal consumes her and creates a dome barrier that protects the city's innermost district. She leaves behind her young daughter, Princess Kida (Cree Summer), and her husband, King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy), as the island sinks beneath the ocean.
Stuart Little, 1h24
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Transport films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Road movies, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nathan Lane, Julia Sweeney
Roles Stuart Little (voice)
Rating59% 2.950032.950032.950032.950032.95003
Eleanor Little (Geena Davis) and Frederick Little (Hugh Laurie) go to the orphanage to adopt a younger brother for their son George (Jonathan Lipnicki). At the orphanage, they meet and fall in love with an anthropomorphic mouse named Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox). Despite misgivings from Mrs. Keeper (Julia Sweeney), they adopt Stuart and take him home. However, Stuart is greeted coldly by George, who refuses to acknowledge the mouse as his brother, and the family cat Snowbell (Nathan Lane), who disapproves of having a mouse for a "master".
The Frighteners, 1h50
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs
Roles Frank Bannister
Rating70% 3.5487053.5487053.5487053.5487053.548705
In 1990, architect Frank Bannister loses his wife Debra in a car accident. He gives up his profession, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete for years. Following the accident, Frank gains the power to see ghosts and befriends three: 1970s gangster Cyrus, 1950s nerd Stuart, and the Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. The ghosts haunt houses in the area to generate work for Frank's ghostbusting business; Frank then "exorcises" the houses for a fee. Most locals see him as a con man.
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, 1h29
Directed by David Richard Ellis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ralph Waite, Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Kim Greist, Benj Thall, Robert Hays
Roles Chance
Rating59% 2.9521852.9521852.9521852.9521852.952185
The owners of Shadow the Golden Retriever (voiced by Ralph Waite), Sassy the Himalayan cat (Sally Field), and Chance the American Bulldog (Michael J. Fox) decide to take a family trip to Canada. At the San Francisco International Airport, the animals escape after Chance panics and breaks free from his carrier. After eluding airport authorities, the animals find themselves in the city of San Francisco, with home on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Mars Attacks!, 1h46
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Sidney
Roles Jason Stone
Rating62% 3.1493553.1493553.1493553.1493553.149355
In Kentucky, a family watches an enormous horde of cattle running past their home, having caught fire, and a flying saucer leaving Earth. The ship explodes before it returns to Mars, and hundreds of other Martian ships leave Mars and head towards Earth.
Blue in the Face, 1h23
Directed by Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Keith David, Giancarlo Esposito, Roseanne Barr, Lou Reed
Roles Pete Maloney
Rating66% 3.349723.349723.349723.349723.34972
The film once again centers on the Brooklyn Cigar Store and manager Auggie (Harvey Keitel), although most of the other characters are different. The store owner's frustrated wife Dot (Roseanne) is one of them, and one of the plotlines follows her attempts to seduce Auggie. Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Lily Tomlin, and Lou Reed (as himself) also put in appearances. Blue In The Face was shot without a complete script and presents a unique combination of distinctive performances, oddball characters, improvisations, and raffish scenes.
Coldblooded, 1h32
Directed by Wallace Wolodarsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Jason Priestley, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Janeane Garofalo, Michael J. Fox
Roles Tim Alexander
Rating66% 3.3491753.3491753.3491753.3491753.349175
Cosmo Reif, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman against his will. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer, and proves to be a natural marksman despite having no experience with firearms. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together.
The American President, 1h54
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss, Anna Deaver Smith
Roles Lewis Rothschild
Rating67% 3.39933.39933.39933.39933.3993
Popular Democratic President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is preparing to run for re-election. The President and his staff, led by Chief of Staff and best friend A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen), attempt to consolidate the administration's 63% approval rating by passing a moderate crime control bill. However, support for the bill in both parties is tepid: conservatives do not want it, and liberals think it is too weak. If it passes, however, Shepherd's re-election is presumed by his staff to be a shoo-in, and Shepherd resolves to announce the bill, and the Congressional support to pass it, by the State of the Union.