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|Birth Place:||Edmonton, Alberta, CA||Profession:||Cast ...|
His official website is www.michaeljfox.com
"When I read the script, I thought of Lewis as Jiminy Cricket, who was Pinocchio's conscience in that fairy tale. Lewis is just that to the President; he's persistent, and he's always in the President's ear." --Michael J. Fox on his character in "The American President" quoted in the publicity material for the film.
"Suddenly, yeah, I had the number-one and number-two movies and the number-two television show in the country. And I had a Ferrari and all the money I could eat, and I had girls and it was really wild. I remember one time we taped an episode of 'Family Ties' and we left the Paramount lot in a limo for some reason, and we were going up Gower from Melrose and took a left on Sunset and went by that big kitschy theater, Cinerama Dome. It was playing 'Back to the Future' and there were lines around the block. I'd had a few beers at this point, so I popped my head out the sunroof and howled or crowed--I don't know what I did--and we got pulled over by a cop ... Then this other cop comes running up ... 'What are you doing? Do you know who that is? That's Michael J. Fox!' I said to myself, 'This is fucking weird. Two years ago, these were the guys who were emptying my beers and ripping my cigarettes apart looking for joints in my car.'" --quoted in Interview, August 1996.
Fox began watching tapes in a hotel room in New Zealand where he was making "The Frighteners": "My [twin] daughters had just been born and I was halfway around the world from my family. I was lonely. People were sending me shows to entertain me. 'Seinfeld', 'Friends', 'Ellen', 'The Larry Sanders Show'. I was watching this stuff, and thinking, 'Wow,' like it was really great. 'David Schwimmer is really kicking ass. Jason Alexander is so good. And Shandling and Rip Torn. This is where things are happening.' And I thought, 'Can I still do that? Yeah. I can. That's what I do. And I want to do it again.'" --Fox to Mary Murphy in TV Guide, September 30, 1996.
"I remember, when we were doing 'Family Ties', we would watch the studio audience. And even in the very beginning, when Michael would be on stage, you could just see the audience lean forward. And when he would exit, they would lean back just a little bit. Clearly he was really intriguing to them, right from the beginning. And that's just the magic, the X factor, that he has.
"When we did the research for the initial pilot of 'Spin City', people in the different focus groups loved it. But what was funny was what they said about his character: About half the people thought he had the best interest of the city at heart, was altruistic, cared about the mayor, cared about everyone, and they loved him. The other half thought he was self-serving, conniving, only out for himself ... and they loved him. It just didn't matter what their take on his character was. They just liked him." --Gary David Goldberg, creator-producer of both "Family Ties" and "Spin City", in Biography Magazine, November 1997.
"What I've learned through having Parkinson's and doing my work and not telling people about it is that whatever I'm perceived to be doing, I'm doing something else. I'm managing a physical situation. It taught me great discipline and an awareness of what I can expect from myself." --Fox to GQ, November 1999.
"Parkinson's isn't a big thing in my house. It hasen't impacted the kids. Our family is very normal. Tracy makes fun of me. The kids are all smart-asses. They all have a sense of humor. Someone will ask if their daddy is okay, and they'll say, 'Yeah, but he's a pain in the ass today'"---Fox to People April 12, 2004
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