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  • Christopher LloydChristopher LloydAmerican actor
  • Eric StoltzEric StoltzAmerican actor from California
  • Michael J. FoxMichael J. FoxCanadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer, and activist with a film and television career

Christopher Lloyd was not thrilled when, months into filming, the entire BacktotheFuturecrew was summoned to an impromptu meeting, where they were informed Eric Stoltz had been fired from the picture and Michael J. Fox would be taking over as the lead, Marty McFly.

In a career retrospective with GQpublished Monday, Lloyd opened up a bit about one of the most famous recastings in Hollywood history.

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It is common knowledge for most BacktotheFuturefans that Stoltz was let go after six weeks of production because the filmmakers thought he was just not the right fit for the role. A deal was struck for Fox to work on the picture at night and film his popular sitcom, FamilyTies, during the day.

Lloyd, who starred as scientist Dr. Emmett Brown, told GQhe was shocked by the switch and had serious reservations, at least initially.

“They just decided that they needed somebody with a comic flair,” Lloyd said. “Stoltz is a wonderful actor. I had no idea the change was coming. My biggest fear, because I was really working to get Doc right, I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can get it up to do [all the scenes over] again.’ So I was worried about it. But, it all worked out.”

Of course, the duo were dynamite together and remain close pals to this day. Stoltz has never publicly discussed Back to the Future.

Lloyd’s concern is better understood when, later in the retrospective, the actor explains that while making One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, after a break in production he struggled to recommit to the Max Taber character. It took a chat with star Jack Nicholson for him to get back into the groove.

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