Michael J. Fox Thought of Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ When He Decided to Stop Acting: ‘It Was Peaceful’

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Michael J. Fox revealed to Empire magazine (via indiewire) that crossed their minds after Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino settled on the decision to stop acting for good amid Parkinson's disease. The “Back to the Future” icon was filming scenes for the television series “The Good Fight” at the time and struggled to remember his lines.

“I thought of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,'” Fox said. “There's a scene where Leonardo DiCaprio's character can't remember his lines anymore. He goes back to his dressing room and he's yelling at himself in the mirror. Just going crazy. I had this moment where I looked in the mirror and thought, ‘I can't remember this anymore. Come on, let's go.' was peaceful.

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The scene referenced by Fox is one of the more memorable scenes in Tarantino's “Hollywood.” DiCaprio's character, actor Rick Darlton, suffers an over-the-top meltdown due to forgetting his lines and angrily destroys his trailer. tarantino previously disclosed DiCaprio improvises Meltdown.

Tarantino said, “It wasn't really in the script, so we never rehearsed it or anything.” “Leo had the whole thing. At some point it was like, ‘Look, I need to fuck during the ‘Lancer' sequence, okay? And when I chatter during the ‘Lancer' sequence, I have to have a real crisis of conscience about it and I have to come back from it.'

Fox recently graced the cover of Diversity magazine and spoke honestly about with Parkinson's disease. The actor said, “I've won more and got more nominations since announcing my diagnosis. It may be that people feel bad for me, but I take it as an acceptance to continue a legitimate career.” I like to watch

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When presented with the idea that she's a hero for living openly with her diagnosis, Fox said, “It's a nice way for people to tell me they're inspired by my acceptance of things And the way I try to make a difference. But no matter how much I sit here and talk to you about how philosophically I accept it and weigh it, Parkinson's still kicks my ass. is kicking. I will not win in this. I will lose. But, there is much to be gained even in loss.”

Fox's biographical “Still” is now available to stream on Apple TV+.

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