Michael J. Fox at Sundance: “I’m not going anywhere”

Michael J. Fox isn’t going anywhere yet, according to his personal and witty speech at the Sundance Film Festival.

Michael J. Fox has been on a bit of a resurgence lately — but he doesn’t want anyone to think he’s stepped away from the spotlight, gushing about his resilience with his trademark humor at the Sundance Film Festival.

After the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary still –on the life, career and endurance of Michael J. Fox – the beloved actor took the stage to inform the audience that no, he’s not calling it quits just yet, despite his battle with Parkinson’s disease. “How can you miss me if I don’t want to go away?…I’m unfortunately not going anywhere.” That’s great to hear, especially since announced his retirement in 2020.

Michael J. Fox also got personal, referring to how lucky he has been throughout his life. “The thing that screams to me about how lucky I’ve been is the stuff with my family… It’s been a great life and the biggest part of that is with them… It’s a great life and I enjoying it. “

Oscar-winning director Guggenheim directly expressed his gratitude to Michael J. Fox at the event, saying: “I’m just lucky that I got to know you, period. You’ve changed my life.”

Guggenheim is not the only one. In addition to a wealth of audience-friendly films – where to begin? There is Back to the Future, Teen Wolf, War damageand on and on—Michael J. Fox has also helped fund $1.5 billion in Parkinson’s research programs through his foundation. Last year he was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which recognizes “outstanding contribution to humanitarian causes.” It’s his first Oscar, though Fox also has competing Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.

Still: A Michael J. Fox Story has garnered much praise since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Our own Chris Bumbray gave it a 9/10 (read his review here), writing, “He lets us in and presents us with the brutal reality of his condition, but he never evokes pity – only admiration…If you’re a fan of Fox’s or feel like you just need a little motivation from a guy who has seen his share of adversity, this is the doctor for you.”

Still: A Michael J. Fox movie‘s official plot: “Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and tribulations and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.”

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