Michael J. Fox received the statuette in recognition of the humanitarian commitment of a personality from the world of cinema, during a gala evening on Saturday evening in Los Angeles where all Hollywood thronged.
‘Back to the Future’ star Michael J. Fox has been awarded an honorary Oscar for his work in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition the Canadian actor has suffered from for a while. thirty years. Aged 61, he received the statuette for the humanitarian commitment of a personality from the world of cinema, during a gala evening on Saturday evening in Los Angeles where all-Hollywood crowded.
“You make me tremble, stop it!” the actor joked as he received a standing ovation, before calling the award “a totally unexpected honour.” Michael J. Fox achieved star status in the Back to the Future trilogy, filmed between 1985 and 1990, in which he played time-traveling teenager Marty McFly. In 1991, when he was only 29 years old, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and was told that he had only ten years of activity ahead of him. Some 10 million people worldwide suffer from this disease which affects motor functions.
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