Michael J. Fox almost quit acting because of Matthew Broderick

michael-j-fox-2013 Speaking at the Casting Society of America’s annual Artios Awards, Michael J. Fox has revealed he almost quit acting at some point because of Matthew Broderick.

In the early 1980s Michael couldn’t get a job in Los Angeles and he kept losing out on roles to Matthew. The Back to the Future star was broke and even thought about leaving Hollywood and moving back to his native Canada.

He said: ”In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in Los Angeles. I owed money, and my phone was cut off. I was selling sections of my sectional sofa. I was ready to go back to Canada and pick up nails on my brother’s construction site.”

michael-j-fox-tracey-pollenHowever, Michael’s luck changed when he was cast in Family Ties, the TV show that brought him three Emmy awards.

“I went in to read for Family Ties. They initially wanted Matthew Broderick. He’d usually go in first for auditions, and you’d hear hands shaking. I was always losing jobs to Matthew Broderick,” Fox added.

In 2000, Michael announced semi-retirement because of the Parkinson’s disease, but he never stopped acting completely. Curently he stars in The Michael J. Fox Show which is loosely based on his own life.

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One response to “Michael J. Fox almost quit acting because of Matthew Broderick”

  1. Mindy says:

    This is real life and acting offers rivals as any business or work. Who is the best, more talented and fast enough take it all. I am happy to hear that Michael didn’t leave Hollywood when he was almost about to do it. This is what I call fate. You can believe in it or not, but it finds you and helps you out when you less expect it. I am happy Michael remained in cinematography.