Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, stopped acting in 2020.
Actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when he was only 29 years old. However, he continued his work until 2020, when he finally decided to retire.
In a recent interview (via Variety), Fox explains that the reason for the decision was the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), directed by Quentin Tarantino.
At the time, Fox was filming The Good Fight series and began having problems remembering his lines.
“I started thinking of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. There’s a scene where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character can’t remember his lines anymore. He goes to his dressing room and yells at his reflection in the mirror. Really messed up.” I had a moment to myself when I looked in the mirror and thought I no longer remember and now I just have to move on. It gave me inner peace,” says Fox.
A new documentary about Fox’s life has also just been released. Still: A Michael J. Fox movies streaming on Apple TV+.