Michael J. Fox almost lost his career and got driven back to Canada
November 30 , 2013
It was because of Matthew Broderick that Michael J. Fox was almost driven out of the film industry and out of the US.
"In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in L.A.," Fox said at the Casting Society of America's Artios Awards ceremony. "I owed money, and my phone was cut off. I was selling sections of my sectional sofa. I was ready to go back to Canada and pick up nails on my brother's construction site."
Fox mentioned that 'Family Ties' initially wanted to cast Matthew Broderick. 'He'd usually go in first for auditions, and you'd hear hands shaking. I was always losing jobs to Matthew Broderick."