Michael J. Fox reflects on friendship with Back To The Future franchise co-star Christopher Lloyd

Michael J. Fox reflects on his friendship with Back To The Future franchise co-star Christopher Lloyd

  • The 61-year-old actor opened up about their relationship Saturday in a Variety Studio presented by Audible interview at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah
  • Lloyd, 84, played Doc Brown in the sci-fi comedy franchise
  • Fox played Marty McFly in the Back To The Future movies
  • The Family Ties star received a standing ovation at Sundance on Friday following the world premiere of his documentary Still, which explores his storied acting career and battle with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox movie will be shown on Apple TV+ later this year

Michael J. Fox has been reflecting on his friendship with Christopher Lloyd, his co-star from the Back To The Future franchise.

The 61-year-old actor opened up their relationship on a Saturday Variety Studio presented by Audible interview at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Chris is a great guy. He’s very enigmatic,” Fox said of his 84-year-old co-star who played Doc Brown in the sci-fi comedy franchise.

Franchise friend: Michael J. Fox, shown Saturday in Utah, has reflected on his friendship with his Back To The Future franchise co-star Christopher Lloyd

“It took me a few movies to get to know him. On Back to the Future Part III, we connected in a way that we didn’t have in the other movies. I came to see how much he loved acting. I never got that before. To sit down and talk about acting and talk about Shakespeare and ‘King Lear’… This man can play King Lear! People don’t expect that from him. It’s full of surprises,” Fox added.

He continued, “He can tell the story of a movie in two seconds and you get it. We regular actors have to spend hours and hours getting the information out. Chris is brilliant at it. His love of film and his love of being an actor… He’s not just a madman, he’s an artist.’

Fox played Marty McFly in the franchise that spawned three films, a short film and an animated series.

The Family Ties star received a standing ovation at Sundance on Friday following the world premiere of his documentary Still, which explores his storied acting career and battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Popular Movies: The 61-year-old actor is shown alongside 84-year-old Lloyd in a still from the 1990 movie Back To The Future III

Popular Movies: The 61-year-old actor is shown alongside 84-year-old Lloyd in a still from the 1990 movie Back To The Future III

Together again: Lloyd and Fox attended a Back To The Future reunion at New York Comic Con in New York City last October

Together again: Lloyd and Fox attended a Back To The Future reunion at New York Comic Con in New York City last October

Still: A Michael J. Fox movie will be shown on Apple TV+ later this year.

Fox discovered he had Parkinson’s disease after waking up after a night of drinking and in 1990 noticed his little finger was twitching. After it wouldn’t stop, he went to a neurologist in 1991 and was diagnosed with the disease.

The actor has been married to actress Tracy Pollan, 62, since 1988, and they have four children together.

Going strong: The actor has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988, shown together in November in Los Angeles, and they have four children together

Going strong: The actor has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988, shown together in November in Los Angeles, and they have four children together

Great guy: “Chris is a great guy.  He's very enigmatic,

Great guy: “Chris is a great guy. He’s very enigmatic,” Fox said of his co-star Lloyd who played Doc Brown in the sci-fi comedy franchise, which screened in Los Angeles in November.

Fox retired from acting in 2020 after a career resurgence in the early 2000s with the Good Fight and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

He started his career by dropping out of his Canadian high school and moving to Hollywood at the age of 16.

Fox is now writing books about his experiences and funding Parkinson’s research through his Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Time Travelers: Fox and Lloyd are shown in costume for the 1988 movie Back To The Future 2

Time Travelers: Fox and Lloyd are shown in costume for the 1988 movie Back To The Future 2

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