Over the last few days, original archived footage has been unearthed of the original Marty McFly, actor Eric Stoltz, playing the role before Michael J. Fox was called into replace him five weeks into shooting. Oddly enough, what I find most compelling is this alternative fading photograph shot featuring Stoltz instead of Fox. There’s something oddly surreal about seeing someone else in the role.
I don’t usually take pride in other peoples’ misery, but I’m super thankful that Stoltz got booted from the film. I couldn’t imagine that role played by anybody else, especially Rocky Dennis.