Eric Stolz was original Marty McFly


I've probably seen the original Back to the Future movie more times any other movie.  It was the first movie we owned on VHS and it was years before we bought another tape.  Imagine my suprise when I read that the Michael J. Fox role Marty McFly was originally played by Eric Stoltz (Mask,  Pulp Fiction, 2 Days in the Valley).  The crazy part is that they filmed 6 weeks (6 f**cking weeks!) with Eric Stoltz. 

This is obviously very old news, but it just blows my mind to think about anyone besides Michael J. Fox playing Marty.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/1/2006 14:12  |    5


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Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 8/5/2006 21:55
yeah i knew that becuase my sister is a nut.  still its wierd though.

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 8/2/2006 13:49

Unbelievable.. And yeah man... Crazy to think that Stolz had the balls to keep on after such a fiasco :D

And it's sure surreal to think of ANYONE in the world other than Michael J Fox playing this role... It's like they're synonymous...

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/2/2006 06:15
OMG! That's crazy to think about. And just think about how big the films were.. gutted.  

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 8/1/2006 15:28

I can't imagine how disappointed Stoltz must have been.  It's one thing not to get the part... it's something quite different to get the part and have two legendary filmmakers (Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis) tell you that you suck.  Oof, so painful.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/1/2006 15:08
Yup very old.  Interesting stuff though ain't it.  Looks so darn surreal seeing those pictures.  Like a real time travel event occured and caused Michael J Fox to have never been born...   Poor Stoltz though, eh?  Fox gets to be forever remembered for these three classic family adventure movies... and Stoltz is the 'coulda been' guy who never really had a great starring role that everyone remembers.

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