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star from back to the future

There was a time in America's past when everything seemed normal, when a man was able to navigate through the world with a feeling of indestructibility. All it took was for another man to shoot him dead and move in on his family and his business. In the end, it didn't matter that he was "just a man".


Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, it stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson. Set in 1985, the story follows Marty McFly (Fox), a teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile built by his eccentric scientist friend Doctor Emmett "Doc" Brown (Lloyd). Trapped in the past, Marty inadvertently prevents his future parents' meeting—threatening his existence—and is forced to reconcile the pair and somehow get back to the future.

Zemeckis and Gale’s first choice for the role of Marty McFly was Family Ties star Fox. But when they approached the show’s producers to see if they could change their production schedule to allow them to cast Fox, they refused. A number of other actors were considered, including Johnny Depp. Universal execs pushed for actor Eric Stoltz, going so far as agreeing to let the producers recast the role if he didn’t work out. It was obvious to the producers within weeks that they had made a mistake. Stolz, fresh from a turn in the dark drama Mask, brought a brooding intensity to a comedic film. He insisted that the cast and crew call him “Marty” at all times to help him stay in character, and he clashed with some of the cast and crew, especially Tom Wilson, who played Biff Tannen. (Source: www.biography.com)


NOW: Jeffrey Weissman replaced Glover in the Future sequels, and though he's acted in mainstream films periodically since the original BTTF (notably in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Alice in Wonderland, and Hot Tub Time Machine), Glover has moved into several other fields during his career. Glover began to release music in the late '80s and also started a company, Volcanic Eruptions, which serves as a platform for Glover to release movies he's written and produce films. Most recently Glover has appeared in a recurring role on American Gods.


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