Eric Stoltz Biography
Eric Stoltz is an American actor, director, and producer best known for playing the role of Rocky Dennis in the biographical drama film Mask.
He has appeared in a variety of films from mainstream fare like Some Kind of Wonderful to Kicking and Screaming and independent films like Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe.
Eric Stoltz Age | How Old Is Eric Stoltz
Eric was born on 30 September 1961 in Whittier, California, United States. He is 57 years old as of 2018.
Eric Stoltz Parents | Siblings
He is the son of Evelyn B. (née Vawter), a violinist and schoolteacher, and an elementary school teacher Jack Stoltz. He has two sisters, Catherine Stoltz, who is an opera singer, and Susan Stoltz, a writer.
Eric Stoltz Married | Eric Stoltz Wife
He is married to singer Bernadette Moley. The couple married in 2005.
Eric Stoltz Back To The Future | Eric Stoltz Marty Mcfly
He was cast as teenager Marty McFly, the position that was meant for Michael J. Fox in the American science fiction film Back to the Future.
Eric Stoltz Mask
He was cast as Roy L. “Rocky” Dennis, a kid who has craniodiaphyseal dysplasia. His makeup was provided by Zoltan Elek in Mask, the American biographical drama film.
Eric Stoltz Pulp Fiction
He stirred as Lance, Vincent’s drug dealer in Pulp Fiction, the American crime film.
Eric Stoltz Madam Secretary
He stirred as Will Adams, Secretary Elizabeth McCord’s younger brother and a member of Doctors Without Borders in Madam Secretary, the American political drama television series.
Eric Stoltz Grey’s Anatomy
He played William Dunn in the fifth season of the American television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He also directed for Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Eric Stoltz Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million dollars.
Eric Stoltz In Back To The Future **Rare Pictures**
Eric Stoltz Interview
New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’
Happy birthday, “Back To The Future” – which was released thirty years ago today. One of the most legendary stories of the now-iconic blockbuster and perhaps one of the biggest what-ifs in the history of mainstream cinema is obviously the chronicle of Eric Stoltz and the casting of the movie. The tale is well storied: while Michael J. Fox ultimately went on to play the seminal role of Marty McFly, it was then up-and-comer Stoltz who was originally cast in the lead part. And it’s not like they suddenly changed their mind. Robert Zemeckis and crew shot for five weeks on “Back To the Future” with Stoltz as Marty McFly, only to make the incredibly tough decision to recast the lead role and reshoot the entire movie over again with Fox (who was the director’s first choice, but they couldn’t get him at the time due to the shooting schedule of the sitcom “Family Ties”). Even producer Steven Spielberg agreed when a rough cut of the movie was assembled: Stoltz just wasn’t delivering the laughs they all knew the movie needed and where on the page.
While it’s been discussed over the years by various players, including Stoltz who’s been very sanguine about it all, new details are surfacing thanks to Caseen Gaines’ new book, “We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy.” An excerpt was published on Vulture this week and features some never-before-heard details and anecdotes. The overriding narrative of the piece? The cast and crew knew that Stoltz would eventually be fired. Why?
There appear to be two factors at hand and one was Stoltz apparently took the role a little too seriously and went Method for a role that didn’t call for it. The excerpt says, “Stoltz adhered to his method acting instruction and refused to answer to his real name, to the frustration and eye-rolls of many on the crew.”
“We almost always called him Marty,” ‘BTTF’ producer/co-writer Bob Gale said. “We thought it was silly, but we figured if it helped him do his job, it was harmless. There were a few people on the crew who’d worked on ‘Mask’ and they called him Rocky, the name of his character in that film.”
Described as a “pain in the ass” by some, he even left bruises on Biff (actor Thomas F. Wilson) by just going too far in the push-comes-to-shove cafeteria scene. The book also contends from its various interviews that Stoltz just wasn’t very funny and couldn’t deliver the screwball energy the movie needed.
“Eric is such a different actor, and he could be very difficult,” costar Lea Thompson, said noting she was “really good friends” with Stoltz. “It was a time when we were emerging from the ’70s. All the young actors wanted to be like De Niro and Pacino, which was good in a lot of ways… But it was not the right movie to behave like that. Eric had such intensity. He saw drama in things. He wasn’t really a comedian, and they needed a comedian.”
Eric Stoltz Movies And Tv Shows
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
5 to 7
The Grand Design
The Lather Effect
The Butterfly Effect
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Grace of My Heart
2 Days in the Valley
Keys to Tulsa
Stop N Start Manager
Never Say Goodbye Aids Benefit by Yoko Ono
Man From Hamptons
Kicking and Screaming
Sleep with Me
Bodies, Rest & Motion
Naked in New York
Sgt. Danny “Danny Boy” Daly
The Fly II
Some Kind of Wonderful
The New Kids
Code Name: Emerald
Lt. Andy Wheeler
The Wild Life
Fast Times at Ridgemont High