Michael J. Fox – star of the Back to the Future series honored by the Academy. He turned a terrible diagnosis into a mission
Oscar season has officially opened – Michael J. Fox received an award for humanitarian work. Jean Hersholt from the Academy film during the 13th Governors Awards. The actor received a standing ovation as he accepted the award. You can find the video of his speech below.
The actor is known, among other things, from the series Back to the future and movies like Doctor Hollywood, Money or love and President – Love in the White House. In 1991, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and in 2000 the artist opened a foundation that studies this disease. A documentary on the subject is also in production by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.
Michael J. Fox – speech after winning the Jean Hersholt
The actor joked about Parkison’s disease, being famous for the films of the eighties, then sincerely thanked the Academy for the award. His speech evoked both laughter and emotion, as well as applause from the audience. Woody Harrelson also spoke about Michael J. Fox – his friend, which raised over $1 billion for Parkinson’s disease research and turned diagnosis into a bold mission.