Michael J. Fox

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Quotes (8)

  • Michael J. Fox (on Parkinson's Disease): I'm in this situation with millions of other Americans. And we have a right (if there are answers out there) to pursue those answers with the full support of our politicians.

  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: (vision statement) The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is committed to the aggressive pursuit of all ethical avenues of research promising improved therapies and ultimately a cure for people living with Parkinson's disease.

  • Michael J. Fox: The war against Parkinson's is winnable. And you can play a part in the victory.

  • Michael J. Fox: Pain is temporary; film is forever.

  • Michael J. Fox: I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

  • (in an 5/10/01 interview with American Archive of Television, concerning his earliest moments) Michael J. Fox: I was a zygote.

  • (in an 5/10/01 interview with American Archive of Television, concerning the size of his family) Michael J. Fox: If the army wants you to have a big family, they would issue you one.

  • (in an 5/10/01 interview with American Archive of Television, concerning his uniqueness) Michael J. Fox: I wasn't interested in ... absolutes. 'Two plus two equals four' kind of bored me.... If you needed somebody to make it five, give me a call.

Trivia (42)

  • In 2009, Michael won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series playing Dwight on Rescue Me: Sheila.

  • In 2000, Michael won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series playing Mike Flaherty on Spin City.

  • In 1986-1988, Michael won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series playing Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties.

  • Michael used to date actress Bonnie Bedelia.

  • Brandon Tartikoff (NBC Network President) first resisted the casting of Michael J. Fox in Family Ties, saying that he just didn't have a face you'd see on a lunch box. After Fox's success, he sent Tartikoff a lunch box with his picture on it and a note saying "Eat crow, Tartikoff!"

  • In 2006, Michael was ranked #14 in the countdown of 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

  • In March 7 1999, Michael won his first Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Television Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Spin City.

  • When Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, he was told that he would only act for ten more years. This proved approximately correct.

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