As Hollywood secrets go, this one wasn’t really all that well kept. Many people know that Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future but after five weeks of shooting he just wasn’t working out.
So, in a rather unprecedented move at the time, director Robert Zemekis recast the role with Michael J. Fox and the rest, as they say, was history. Even at the time Zemekis thought Stoltz was a great actor but he just didn’t have the kind of comedic timing the director was looking for.
Now, with the help of the video we have for you today, you can judge for yourself if Zemekis made the right choice. In the video, which comes from the Blu-ray release of the Back to the Future trilogy, you an see Zemekis and Steven Spielberg talking about the decision.
But more importantly, you can see Stolz himself as Marty McFly. Take a look and tell us what you think. The Back to the Future Trilogy hits Blu-ray on October 26th.