Although Michael J. Fox has retired from his acting career, he recently released a new movie. The movie was immediately popular and critics have spoken about the success they hope it will have.
The documentary, called “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” was released on January 20, 2023. Fox and his family attended the premiere with him, where he discussed his film and the support it has received over the years. years.
Fox and his wife of 35 years attended the premiere together and posed for paparazzi and press before going inside to see the film for the first time. Three of the couple’s four children also joined them at the premiere.
The Sundance Institute took to Instagram to share a video of Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, talking about the film and what it meant to him to have the chance to share his life story with his fans.
The Institute shared the same video on Twitter and got delighted reactions from their fans. In the video, Fox says that if people practice gratitude, they will know optimism, and fans love the quote.
The video sparked a lot of sweet comments from fans around the world. Fox was an inspiration to many during her Hollywood career and once again became an inspiration after her moving words.
One fan commented on how powerful the message Fox delivered in the video was, while another called Fox an “absolute inspiration” and a “total legend”. Other fans just raved about what a wonderful man Fox is.
Fox received a standing ovation for his speech.
The crowd gathered at the film’s premiere rose to their feet and applauded as Fox took the stage to give his speech about the documentary. They were back on their feet when he left the stage after sharing a powerful message with fans.
The former actor gave a speech explaining what the movie meant to him and what fans could expect to see. He also talked about his favorite aspects of the movie and how proud he was to share this work with the world.
Fox spoke to the crowd about the film, which deals with his life, career and Parkinson’s diagnosis. One thing that has wowed Fox audiences time and time again is his ability to stay positive in the face of adversity.
In the film, he speaks candidly about his illness, saying it made him question his quality of life as the falls he suffered became more frequent and painful. However, he mentioned that he also had a lot to be thankful for.
He admitted that although he had dark thoughts after frequently hurting himself, he knew he had a wonderful family and loved being an example to those who suffered in the same way as he did.
The former actor confessed that a large part of what keeps him going on a daily basis is his wife, Tracy Pollan, and their four children, Sam, Esmé, Aquinna and Schuyler. Speaking of the documentary, he said:
“When I watch the movie, what screams to me how lucky I’ve been and how successful my life has been is the things with my family.”
He went on to describe these hits as a “joy”. Fox had a thriving career in Hollywood before her diagnosis, which included acting credits in movies like “Back to the Future” and “Family Ties.”
While he is proud of his work as an actor, he admitted that prior to his diagnosis, he was living a life that was not serving him well. Fox said that he was drinking too much and acting too spoiled at the height of his career.
However, now she has turned her life around and focuses on her work with Parkinson’s organizations and her family. Doing this has also allowed her to form closer bonds with her former co-stars.
His “Back to the Future” co-star Christopher Lloyd has grown much closer to the former actor since they started attending fan events together. These events took place after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s many years ago.
Fox paid tribute to Lloyd in his speech, joking that while he felt he was getting older, he thought Lloyd was getting younger. He reflected on “Back to the Future” as one of the roles that made his career feel memorable.
Fox said what moved him the most was seeing his family on screen, watching their lives unfold and realizing how much time had passed in his life and the lives of his wife and children.
His four children and his wife support him in the midst of his diagnosis
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the tender age of 29 and was nervous about breaking the news to his wife. However, she took it well and supported him. Speaking about the moment he told her about his diagnosis, he said:
“One of the things I’ll always love Tracy for is in that moment; she didn’t blink.”
In recent years, his condition has worsened and he has suffered a series of falls that have left him with serious injuries. He mentioned that if he broke an arm, it wasn’t just him who had to deal with the broken arm.
He said he appreciates his family now more than ever for being there for him and taking care of him. He regarded his life as a fairy tale, saying that he and his wife had worked everything out together for the past three decades.